Getting To Know How Dental Veneers In Humble TX Are Made And Applied
Dental veneers in Humble TX are either made from resin composite or porcelain. Between the two types of materials, porcelain is the more ideal choice because it can resist stains better than resin composite. In addition to that, porcelain veneers also look and feel more like natural teeth. Despite these advantages, it is still up to you and your dentist to decide which among the two is going to suit you best.
When you get dental veneers, you will be asked to visit the dental clinic at least three times in order for you to complete the entire procedure. The first appointment is going to be a consultation and will be used for analyzing your teeth’s condition. The second and third will then be used to make and apply your custom-made veneers. The veneering process includes three stages.
The first stage is the time when the dentist is going to prepare the diagnosis plan for your case and she will require your proactive participation during this planning phase. You should tell her what you would like to accomplish with the treatment. After that, your teeth will then be examined and the results will be used by your dentist to determine whether or not your function or aesthetic goals can be accomplished with veneers.
The second stage is preparation. During this time, your dentist is going to take off around 1 to 2mm of your enamel on the front of your teeth to accommodate thickness of the veneer which is going to be applied on your teeth. Once the contouring of your teeth is done, your dentist will make a model or impression of your newly formed teeth. After this stage is done, the impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory and your new veneers will be a delivered to your dentist at a predetermined time. This usually takes about a week.
The third and last stage involves permanently bonding the veneers to your teeth. This is the time when your dentist is going to mount the veneers on your teeth so that she can check both the color and fitment. She will then do any necessary trimming so that you get a perfect fit. Color adjustments can also be done to your teeth that are not receiving veneers so that all your teeth match the shade of the veneers. Once your veneers are installed they will be cleaned, polished, and roughened up to allow for a strong bond to take place. Excess cement will be removed during the final steps of the procedure.
Dental veneers can last up to 5-10 years and don’t have to be replaced during that time. They don’t require any type of special care so you can just continue on with your regular oral hygiene practices.
If you have been considering improving your smile, veneers may be a cost effective choice for you. Give us a call or fill out the form on this page to set up your initial consultation and let’s see if veneers will work for you.
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Dr. Holly J. Gregory practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to laser periodontal treatments, gum grafting, and Dr. Gregory can correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease.
Our office is located at 19502 McKay Blvd., Suite 202, Humble, TX 77338. Call us today at (281) 446-9157.