Versatility Of Porcelain Veneers
What can porcelain veneers do for you? Ask your cosmetic dentistry expert, Dr. Jason Dyson, at Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park. Dr. Dyson creates winning smiles with these ultra-thin shells of fine dental ceramic. Individualized, durable, and long-lasting, veneers correct many aesthetic issues.
Your healthy, but imperfect smile
What's the difference between a healthy tooth and a good-looking tooth? Hopefully, there's no difference, but unfortunately, many people have smiles that don't meet their expectations for tooth shape, color, alignment, and more. Frankly, when a smile looks dark or chipped, he or she knows it. Other people notice, too, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Research shows that a smile is the most prominent physical feature.
What you can do
To correct your smile aesthetics, talk with Dr. Dyson at a cosmetic dentistry consultation. In his Cedar Park office, Dr. Dyson evaluates patients of all ages. Among his most popular and versatile treatments are porcelain veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Four words describe these ceramic laminates: strong, tooth-shaped, tooth-colored, and thin. Permanently glued to the front of teeth which have flaws such as cracks, chips, gaps, and crowding, veneers not only normalize aesthetics, they exceed expectations for beauty. Yet, veneers are so versatile, they enhance your smile without changing the real you.
The veneer process
Veneers take three visits to Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park. The first is your consultation with your cosmetic dentist. He'll examine your smile and suggest ways to improve it. Together, you'll consider flaws, smile width, tooth color, alignment, and more. Dr. Dyson wants your input.
Sometimes, veneers are a stand-alone treatment, or they may be combined with teeth whitening, bonding, crowns or other embellishments and restorations. If they're right for you, Dr. Dyson will remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth, allowing room for fit and oral function. He'll take impressions and send instructions to a trusted dental lab. While you wait for your permanent veneers, you'll wear temporary ones so your smile looks and functions as usual.
When you return to Parmer Oaks Dental Care, Dr. Dyson will remove your temporary veneers and bond the new ones on your teeth. He will adjust the color with special cement and ensure your teeth bite together properly. That's it!
Caring for veneers
It's simple: brush twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste and floss daily to remove plaque. See Dr. Dyson semi-annually for your check-ups and cleanings.
Veneers are stain and chip resistant, but please limit dark drinks such as coffee, and avoid tobacco if possible. Also, don't chomp down on hard foods such as peanut brittle or ice. Even natural teeth crack with that abuse and so will veneers. With good care, your veneers can last more than a decade, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Call (512) 528-8900 for a cosmetic dentistry appointment at Parmer Oaks Dental Care. You'll enjoy your time with Dr. Dyson as he explains veneers and answers all your questions.