Damage, discoloration, and other minor tooth problems can create a visible distraction whenever you smile or speak. At Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas, general and cosmetic dentist Stephen Brogdon, DDS, helps men and women feel great about the appearance of their teeth with veneers. If you want a picture-perfect set of ivories, call Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dental veneers.
Dental veneers involve covering the outside of your tooth with a specialized material to improve the appearance of your teeth. Originally developed to enhance the smiles of Hollywood stars decades ago, veneers remain one of the popular and well-established procedures in cosmetic dentistry.
At Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC, Dr. Brogdon uses different types of dental veneer techniques. Depending on your needs and aesthetic goals, he may suggest:
With the direct technique, also called dental bonding, Dr. Brogdon bonds composite resin directly to the outside of your tooth.
This method usually requires two visits. During the first, Dr. Brogdon prepares your teeth and takes impressions. He places a temporary covering on your teeth while a dental laboratory uses the impressions to fabricate your veneers.
Dr. Brogdon discusses material options with you beforehand, but porcelain and pressed ceramic are the most common materials for dental veneers.
In two to three weeks, you return to the office so Dr. Brogdon can replace the temporary coverings with your new veneers. He bonds the wafer-thin veneers to your teeth, leaving you with a brilliant new smile.
Veneers can correct a variety of imperfections in your teeth:
You may not be a candidate for veneers if you have any of these dental problems:
Veneers offer multiple advantages over dental crowns. First, veneers require Dr. Brogdon to remove much less of your natural tooth material than getting a crown does, resulting in a more comfortable procedure. If you have large fillings or minimal tooth structure, Dr. Brogdon may recommend veneers.
Other benefits of dental veneers include:
If minor imperfections in your teeth are taking attention away from your radiant smile, call Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC today or book an appointment online to learn more about dental veneers.