Chipped teeth and noticeable dental fillings on prominent teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about the look of your smile. This is especially common among patients who struggle with deep tooth stains. One of the most effective treatments for tooth stains to achieve a beautiful white smile is custom-made porcelain dental veneers.
Dental veneers are thin shells that are custom shaped and shaded with a special design to fit over the fronts of specific teeth in your smile. An off-site dental lab custom crafts your veneers to mimic the natural appearance and shape of your teeth for a more enhanced contour and color. Unlike your natural teeth, the porcelain material only develops minor surface stains as a result of dark beverages and foods from your diet. Its resilience will go a long way in helping you maintain a bright and white smile.
First, our dentist will perform an examination of your teeth in order to ensure the teeth in question have sufficient healthy tooth enamel to support a dental veneer. If any of the teeth have been weakened in the past by tooth decay or aged dental fillings, or simply have a lack of enamel, our dentist may instead recommend the placement of a porcelain dental crown.
Then we create a detailed impression of the teeth in your smile that will receive treatment. The impression is submitted to the dental lab so that skilled technicians have a guide to use when producing the final veneers. Once these veneers are ready, our team will beckon you back to the office for a follow-up appointment to have the veneers placed. We will need to remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the teeth receiving veneers so that we can cement the porcelain in place without your teeth looking bulky.
If you would like to address the appearance of your smile and are interested in receiving dental veneers in Bryan, Texas, please call Johnson Dentistry at 979-279-8839 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. John A. Johnson Jr..