Cover imperfections using quality porcelain veneers
Dr. Chris Elliott of Weatherford Advanced Dentistry is a quality dental professional in the community of Weatherford, Texas, providing comprehensive dental care for new and established patients. Additionally, he is proud to offer a range of cosmetic procedures to improve the smile’s appearance. That includes covering problems within the smile with porcelain or composite veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are different from composite veneers, but both provide coverage for imperfections in the smile. These paper-thin customized pieces are made as facings for natural teeth. They are best used for disguising:
- Chipped and cracked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Unusually shaped or short teeth
How are porcelain veneers applied?
Dr. Chris Elliott and his team provide the preparation of the natural tooth with the removal of a thin portion of the enamel. Then, impressions are made of the tooth to create the custom restoration in a dental laboratory to match the existing teeth. Once complete, patients return to have the veneer bonded in place.
Do veneers stain?
Porcelain veneers will not stain, though composite veneers may. This affects how long the composite veneers last, as staining can cause a patient to request a new veneer at any point in time. Porcelain veneers are not susceptible to staining, often lasting longer and requiring less replacement with time.
How do I care for my veneers?
It is always a good idea to avoid staining foods and beverages when you have composite veneers, and with the entire smile, patients can brush and floss as they normally would. Visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and evaluations can help monitor problems that might develop under a veneer, such as cavities, or within the smile as a whole, including periodontal disease. These issues can impact the teeth, gums, and jawbone and cause unwanted complications.
Request an appointment with Dr. Chris Elliott today!
At Weatherford Advanced Dentistry, we are committed to helping patients in the Weatherford, TX area with their oral health needs. If you are considering composite or porcelain veneers for the front teeth, connect with our team by calling (817) 609-4311 and requesting a visit at 181 East BB Fielder Road, Suite #200.