A chip, a gap, some stains--your teeth don't look as good as they used to, and you want some changes. However, you want those changes to be as realistic as possible. What could help you achieve a great look which is natural-looking, too? Ask Dr. June Goodall, West Houston dentist, about porcelain veneers. These thin pieces of custom-crafted ceramic disguise flaws, leaving you with a rejuvenated smile which is durable and strikingly beautiful.
A popular treatment
When teeth whitening and less invasive cosmetic services, such as dental bonding, cannot achieve a desired look, porcelain veneers from your West Houston dentist can be the answer. Perfect for teeth that are healthy but cosmetically flawed, veneers permanently reshape a smile.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that more than half a million people had veneers placed in 2006, and each year since the number has increased. Why are veneers so popular? Experts explain it's because veneers cover defects, but do it so that teeth don't look like a perfect picket fence but instead, just the way nature intended.
For the most part, people come to Dr. Goodall desiring straighter, better-shaped teeth that are bright in color. Through a careful consultation, many patients select porcelain veneers as their best treatment option as Dr. Goodall explains the process and the exacting standards ceramists use to make veneers.
How your dentist install veneers
Only the finest ceramic materials will do, and the ceramist works off Dr. Goodall's specific instructions, photos and a three-dimensional of the individual's mouth. Veneers are sculpted one by one, achieving optimal fit and smile aesthetics.
After a mild enamel reduction on each tooth, Dr. Goodall places temporary veneers. Then, when the permanent ones are ready, she removes the transitional ones and bonds the new veneers in place using a colored cement and a special curing light. The result is resilient and the appearance...more wonderful than patients could ever imagine.
After an initial period of adjustment, teeth rejuvenated with veneers bite well and feel comfortable. Patients are encouraged to brush and floss carefully and to see Dr. Goodall for routine check-ups and hygienic cleanings every six months. And, of course, if you have any questions or concerns about your veneers, Dr. Goodall wants to hear about those, too.
See what porcelain veneers could do for your smile. Look like you, only without the flaws which have bothered you for years. Call Dr. June Goodall's office in West Houston, TX, today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation: (713) 461-3200.