If you have more than one issue with the beauty of your smile, we could offer transformation with a minimally invasive treatment option. In as little as two visits, we can correct several smile issues. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about how porcelain veneers can offer a smile makeover.
The Porcelain Veneer
A veneer is a very thin shell of porcelain that is placed onto the front of a tooth. They instantly change the shape and color of the teeth, offering major cosmetic transformation. Once in place, we can use them to address minor chips and cracks, or reshape malformed or worn-down teeth. Placement could also mask permanent teeth stains to brighten teeth, and also correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you don’t need braces or aligners. We’ve used them to close unsightly gaps between the teeth too. We could also combine them with teeth whitening and bonding/contouring to create a smile makeover.
Creating and Placing Your Cosmetic Restorations
Each one is custom-made for your smile. To begin, we will numb the teeth receiving them and then gently remove an outer layer of enamel. Next, we take digital images of the tooth, which we use to create a detailed 3D impression. In a dental lab setting, the impressions will allow us to design and fabricate the restoration with precision and accuracy. You then return to the office so we can check the fit, make any final adjustments, and then attach the finished veneer with a powerful bonding agent. In two visits, we can help transform the overall beauty of your smile.
Keeping Them Bright for Years to Come
You want to keep them bright, and also protect the teeth we’ve attached them to from the impacts of gum disease and tooth decay/infection. To do so, be sure you brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes. Every evening before bed you should also floss thoroughly as well. Try to cut back on the sugary and starchy foods and drinks that feed harmful oral bacteria to cause plaque and tartar buildup. Make time to see us for a checkup and cleaning too! We can keep an eye on your smile for signs of trouble, and also remove plaque and tartar to keep your natural teeth and restorations bright.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or if you have 2022 dental benefits you want to use before they expire, then give us a call today.
Do You Have Questions About Our Cosmetic Restorations?
Our team is ready to help you enjoy a bright and beautiful smile again! To make an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312.