When you look in the mirror, do you see a picture-perfect smile? If you do, you’re in the minority. Most people have one or more aspects of their smiles that they would like to change, and for Covington dentistry patients of MoreSMILES Dental Spa, a transformed smile may not be as difficult as you think. Our team offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services that allow us to create any patient’s dream smile. From the simplest teeth whitening treatment to a complete smile makeover, our skilled dentists and knowledgeable team will work with you to create a personalized cosmetic dentistry plan that will put a smile on your face. Porcelain veneers are one of the cosmetic solutions we rely on to enhance our patients’ smiles without the need for numerous cosmetic and restorative procedures. Instead, you can completely reshape your smile with just one treatment. Call our Covington dental office to find out more about porcelain veneers or schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin sheaths of dental porcelain. Before they’re attached, they closely resemble a fingernail. We attach these porcelain veneers to the front facing surfaces of teeth which allows us to reshape tooth structure and conceal numerous flaws.
Who Should Consider Porcelain Veneers?
Any patient with numerous smile flaws should consider porcelain veneers. Without a need for complex treatments, we can completely transform the most flawed teeth into beautiful smiles for patients with dental chips, cracks, stains, and gaps. In fact, porcelain veneers are often referred to as instant orthodontics because of the way they can make crooked or unevenly spaced teeth look perfect.
How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Porcelain veneers are placed over the course of two dental office visits. During the initial appointment, we’ll prepare teeth by removing a small amount of surface tooth enamel. This allows the veneers to lay flat within the natural smile line. Then, we capture impressions of the teeth to send to our trusted dental lab where your custom veneers are crafted. Finally, we place a temporary veneer to protect your prepared teeth and allow you to get used to the look and feel of your new smile. When we receive the final product from our dental lab, you’ll return for your second, shorter visit. During this appointment, we’ll remove the temporary and place the customized porcelain veneers. If the custom veneers look the way you hoped, you’re all done. If you’re unhappy with the appearance, we may need to send them back to the lab for adjustment, but this is a rare occurrence.
How do I Care for My New Smile?
Following your porcelain veneers placement, you will need to make little to no change to your daily hygiene routine. You may need to pick a softer bristled tooth brush or less abrasive toothpaste to avoid unnecessary wear, but otherwise, you should continue to brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit our Covington dentistry team every six months for checkups and professional cleanings.