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If you have ever considered cosmetic dentistry to improve the way your smile looks, you may have heard of veneers. This all-in-one solution can change the entire appearance of your tooth or, depending on your preferences, subtly tweak a misshapen tooth or cover a deep stain. But are you a good candidate for veneers? How can you be sure? Find out if this cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you with Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, TX.
Am I a good candidate for veneers?
Veneers are a versatile restoration which can achieve many different results. However, not everyone makes a good candidate for veneers. Before placing veneers, your dentist will ensure that your teeth have no signs of decay or gum disease. The teeth which hold veneers should be healthy enough to support the restoration and ensure that they have a solid foundation. Additionally, a good candidate for veneers has a solid and committed at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing twice daily, flossing at least once, and seeing their dentist at least twice a year for regular examinations and cleanings.
How can veneers change my smile?
Veneers can produce results anywhere from a complete smile overhaul to simply repairing a chipped tooth. Some of the most common uses for veneers include:
- chipped teeth
- cracked teeth
- misshapen teeth
- slightly misaligned teeth
- slight under crowding
- slight overcrowding
- uneven teeth
- too-long, too-short, or too-narrow teeth
Dental Veneers in Pasadena, TX
Veneers usually require 2-3 dental appointments over the course of about two weeks. The process will begin with your dentist taking an impression of your mouth and preparing your teeth to receive the veneers. At this time, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the surface of your tooth to make room for the veneer and roughen the surface of the tooth which helps in the bonding process. A dental laboratory requires about two weeks to design and create your veneers based on the impression. At your second appointment, your dentist will place the final restorations permanently onto your teeth.
For more information on veneers or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, please contact Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, TX. Call (713) 947-0293 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Gill today!
Improving your smile can be as simple as getting one simple dental restoration.
Even if you weren’t born with that Hollywood smile that doesn’t mean you still can’t get one. That’s right! Our Pasadena, TX, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kevin Gill, offers an amazing dental solution that will get you the beautiful smile you want in just a couple of visits. You’ll be feeling ready to walk the red carpet in no time when you get dental veneers.
What are dental veneers?
These thin custom-made layers of tooth-colored, translucent porcelain are bonded to the front of your teeth by our Pasadena dentist to improve the appearance of your teeth without the need for invasive dentistry. When veneers are placed over teeth they can easily hide:
- Worn or uneven teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor overcrowding
What should I expect during my veneer consultation?
We need to make sure that your smile is right for veneers. Also, we want to understand what your treatment goals are to make sure that veneers will be the restoration to give you what you need. Now is the time to ask us any questions you have about this cosmetic treatment to make sure these are the results you are looking for.
What is the dental veneer procedure like?
What is it like to get dental veneers? There are several steps to getting these restorations but the process is simple and painless:
Preparing your teeth: While we won’t need to prep teeth nearly as extensively as we would if you were getting a dental crown, we still need to remove a very small amount of enamel from the front portion of each tooth that is getting a dental veneer. Fortunately, this can often be done without even needing to administer local anesthesia.
Taking impressions: We will also need to take impressions of your teeth so that the lab will have a replica of your mouth and teeth from which to design perfectly fitted veneers.
Making your veneers: It can take the dental lab up to a week (and sometimes longer) to create your veneers. In the meantime, we will decide whether we will place temporary veneers over your teeth to protect them.
Bonding your restorations: This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. We will place bonding resin between the tooth and your veneer and then harden it with a laser so that the veneer permanently adheres to the tooth. With one final polish of your veneers to give them a beautiful sheen, you are good to go.
Dental veneers are a truly easy and amazing way to improve your smile. If you are ready to find out what it can do for you, call our Pasadena, TX, dental office today to book a consultation.