If you're feeling self-conscious about your smile, porcelain veneers might be right for you. A quick way to improve your appearance and self-esteem, porcelain veneers are made of a tooth-colored material that's applied to the front surface of your teeth. They look natural and feel just like regular teeth!
Porcelain veneers are a popular option for correcting teeth with imperfections or misaligned teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a popular option for correcting teeth with imperfections or misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a wide range of imperfections, including:
- A small gap between your front teeth (known as diastema)
The process begins with a consultation and x-rays to determine the perfect shape, size and placement of the veneers.
The first step in the process is a consultation with your dentist, who will determine the perfect shape, size and placement of your porcelain veneers. A series of x-rays are taken to determine the tooth structure and ensure that there are no problems such as fractures or infection that would prevent you from having this procedure done. The dentist will also discuss the pros and cons of getting veneers so you can make an informed decision about whether it's right for you.
What to expect at your treatment appointment for veneers:
Dr. Cox will first remove a small amount to no enamel in some cases to make room for your veneers. A 3D laser scanner will be used to create a 3D digital model to design, fabricate and deliver the veneers in office within 1-2 hours in most cases. After placement of the veneers he will check your bite and make any necessary adjustments needed.
Once the veneers are in place, you'll want to take care of them by avoiding certain foods like sticky substances and acidic foods like lemons and limes.
Once your veneers are in place, you'll want to take care of them by avoiding certain foods like sticky substances and acidic foods like lemons and limes.
- Avoid sticky foods. These can leave stains on your new teeth that may be hard to remove.
- Avoid acidic foods (like lemons or limes) that can eat away at the enamel layer of your veneers over time.
- Don't chew gum; it puts pressure on your veneers while they're still getting used to their new position in your mouth.
Getting porcelain veneers is a painless procedure if done properly.
You don't need to be worried about pain because the process is painless. Most veneer processes are done in one visit, thanks to our advanced lab.
Maintaining porcelain veneers
Daily brushing and flossing along with regular checkups is all that is needed for maintaining the veneers. We generally say to treat them like normal teeth when it comes to taking care of them.
Getting your porcelain veneers is a painless procedure if done properly. You will need to follow some rules for your teeth to look their best, but the end result is worth it!
About Belle Meade Family Dental
Belle Meade Family Dental serves patients in Flowood, Brandon, Madison and the surrounding areas of the tri county area. We offer same-day crowns, cosmetic and restorative procedures, cleaning and prevention services, dental implants, and tooth extraction. At Belle Meade Family Dental, we aim to provide the ultimate patient experience with the highest level of quality care.