We can use a thin restoration to completely change the appearance of your teeth. How can porcelain veneers transform your smile? In as little as two visits the dentist can mask a number of imperfections, improving the esthetics of a person’s smile. Are you interested in learning more about porcelain veneers?

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Like crowns, veneers are a dental restoration. Unlike crowns, these don’t cover the entire tooth and only require miniscule preparation. They are very thin layers of porcelain that are placed over the front of the most visible teeth. We use them to correct the esthetics of the tooth, covering imperfections and altering the tooth’s appearance.

Why Do We Need Them?

We may recommend them to address a number of esthetic concerns, including:

  • Broken or misshapen teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • The appearance of minor alignment problems

We will meet with you and discuss your smile goals. We can then examine your teeth and decide which procedures will best help you achieve these goals.

What Does Placing Them Involve?

The preparation involves removing a very thin layer of outer enamel, which makes room for the new restoration. We will take impressions of the prepared tooth. A dental lab uses the impressions to design and fabricate the veneers. Once complete, you will return to the office for a second visit. During the second appointment the doctor checks the fit of the restoration and then attaches it to the tooth using a powerful bonding agent. The dentist may recommend a whitening procedure beforehand to ensure the new, bright veneers blends with the smile better. If you have any questions about receiving veneers then please contact our office today. We discuss the best possible ways to improve the beauty and health of your teeth.

ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet C. Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.