Get porcelain veneers in Inwood Village for a beautiful smile.
A very popular and cost-effective cosmetic dentistry treatment is porcelain veneers. The reason is obvious—porcelain veneers can hide a number of cosmetic flaws in order to reveal a smile that is just perfect! Teeth that were once unsightly become white and well shaped after only two appointments with Dr. Brownlee. If your smile isn’t quite what you’d like it to be then consider porcelain veneers in Inwood Village. Dr. Brownlee and his team would be glad to work with you to ensure that your smile meets all of your expectations and looks completely natural.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers go by a few different names—dental veneers or just veneers—but the results are all the same: teeth that are more attractive so you feel more confident when your smile. Made of wafer thin layers of fine dental porcelain, veneers are adhesively bonded to the facial side of your teeth. Because your own teeth are supporting the veneers, you must commit to a stringent oral hygiene program. Regular dental checkups and daily brushing and flossing are essential to ensuring your oral health when you have veneers, as well as the appearance and longevity of your new smile.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Hide?
Dentists have a nickname for porcelain veneers—instant orthodontics. They earned this moniker because they can make slightly crooked or irregularly spaced teeth look straight just like braces can, but much more quickly. Of course, these aren’t the only flaws that porcelain veneers correct. Others include:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- A broken tooth
- A tooth that is permanently stained and unresponsive to whitening
- A tooth that is misshaped or too small
How Do I Get Porcelain Veneers in Inwood Village?
The first step is a comprehensive dental exam. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Brownlee will first need to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to support veneers before beginning this treatment. Then, the two of you will meet to discuss the changes that you’d like to see happen. We’ll also take a series of x-rays, photographs and impressions of your teeth that Dr. Brownlee will need when designing your perfect smile. Each veneer will be custom crafted to ensure the absolute correct size and shape for the corresponding tooth.
To prepare your teeth for veneers, Dr. Brownlee carefully files away a thin layer of tooth enamel. This is approximately equal to the thickness of the veneers and helps to ensure a comfortable fit that also looks natural. After your teeth are prepped, we’ll give you a temporary set of acrylic veneers that you’ll wear while our dental lab creates your customized smile. When your permanent veneers are ready, you’ll come back to our office to have Dr. Brownlee adhesively bond each one into place. Your porcelain veneers will give you many years of happy smiles.