What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure that can dramatically enhance your smile. They are custom made covers that go over the front of existing teeth. They can be used on all the visible teeth or created to correct a malformation or a damaged area of an existing tooth.
How Veneers at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown Work
You will first schedule an appointment with Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown, TX. This appointment will include a comprehensive exam of your teeth and a discussion with Dr. Hutto about how you want your new smile to look.
Dr. Hutto will look at several factors when designing your porcelain veneers. This will include the existing shape of your mouth, face and teeth as well as the color of your existing teeth. He will also take into consideration your facial skin tone to create veneers that look natural and attractive but not artificial.
In a second appointment Dr. Hutto and the staff at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown, TX will gently buff your teeth to prepare the surface for the veneers. This will remove a minimal amount of enamel to ensure that the veneer is level with the surface of the surrounding teeth. For some types of veneers reshaping may also be provided for one or more teeth prior to the veneers.
At the end of your visit Dr. Hutto will make an impression of your teeth and place temporary veneers in your mouth. The impression will be sent to a lab where your own veneers, designed to match your face, smile and natural color, will be crafted just for you.
The Final Step to the Smile You Want
In a very short period of time your veneers will be ready and you will come back to see Dr. Hutto for a final visit. The temporary veneers will be removed, usually with the use of general anesthetic for your comfort, and the permanent veneers attached to your teeth. You will check to make sure they are just what you want and any minor adjustments will be made. Then the permanent veneers will be bonded in place and a special light will be used to cure the bond and hold the veneers securely in place.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures we do at Aesthetic Family Dentistry. Call us at (281) 422-8248 to book your appointment for the smile you have always dreamed of having.