Porcelain Veneers – Baytown, TX
Transforming Flaws and Imperfections into Beautiful Smiles
Do you have flaws or cosmetic issues in your smile? The grin is a great impression-making tool, but many people hide it because of the imperfections they may have. If you’ve found yourself hiding your smile in a professional or social setting, it’s time to unleash your confidence! At Aesthetic Family Dentistry, Dr. Dean Hutto and Dr. Steve Ragsdale offer porcelain veneers to completely transform your smile. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about porcelain veneers and how they can give you the smile of your dreams.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic service that can conceal a variety of issues and flaws in your smile. These thin shells of dental porcelain are designed to bond to the front surfaces of your teeth, completely transforming your grin. Dr. Hutto and Dr. Ragsdale take great pride in the immediate happiness and confidence their patients receive after seeing their new smile for the first time.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic services that we have to offer because they can fix a wide-range of issues in your smile. These imperfections may include:
- Chips or cracks
- Minor gaps in between teeth
- Stains, discoloration, or yellowing
- Misshapen or crooked teeth
Veneers often offer patients an alternative to orthodontics because they can conceal minor gaps or misalignment. They are also a great investment to make because dental porcelain resists staining, so you won’t have to attend routine whitening appointments to keep your smile dazzling.
The Procedure for Porcelain Veneers
Typically, you’ll need 2 appointments to receive your porcelain veneers. During the first appointment, Dr. Hutto or Dr. Ragsdale will discuss your smile goals to plan out how your veneers will transform your grin. Then, they will remove a very small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the placement of your veneers. They will take impressions of your smile to fabricate naturally fitting veneers and give you temporary ones to wear until your next appointment.
After about 2 weeks (the time it takes to create your veneers), you’ll come back for your last appointment. Your temporary veneers will be replaced with permanent ones and you can leave our office with a beautiful looking, feeling, and functioning smile.
How to Care for Your Porcelain Veneers
One of the great benefits of porcelain veneers is that they don’t require any extra dental care. However, it’s more important than ever to keep up a good oral healthcare routine. That means brushing twice a day, for two minutes each session as well as flossing daily. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a nonabrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching or damaging your veneers. You should also visit your cosmetic dentist in Baytown to make sure your veneers are in good condition. Our dentists will check to see if you grind your teeth, which can cause damage to your veneers in the future.
Does it sound like you could benefit from porcelain veneers? Contact our office today to get started on a new and improved smile!