white smile 1How do you feel about your teeth? If you are unhappy with the way they look, what is stopping you from seeking cosmetic treatment? If you are holding back because you believe the process will require a lot of time and work, you may be interested to know that porcelain veneers can transform your smile in as few as three dental visits. To learn more, read below as your Waco dentist, Dr. Corbet Locke, responds to your questions about porcelain veneers.

What types of problems can porcelain veneers correct?

Porcelain veneers work by adhering to the front surfaces of teeth so that they can mask cosmetic blights. By covering the cosmetic problems, porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of stained teeth, damaged teeth, crowded teeth, crooked teeth, and gaps.

Why would veneers be used instead of teeth whitening for stained teeth?

Teeth whitening can remove only extrinsic stains from teeth. However, there is another type of stain that discolors teeth called an intrinsic stain. This type of stain actually occurs within the tooth, where whitening agents are unable to reach it. However, because veneers affix a new and unstained surface to teeth, they are successful in improving the appearance of teeth with intrinsic stains.

Will my new smile last?

Porcelain veneers are very durable. They are also stain-resistant, making them a great choice for a lasting smile makeover. In addition, porcelain veneers offer fantastic cosmetic results. The porcelain material used for the veneers looks very convincing, even down to the way that the veneers reflect light. In fact, the veneers mimic the way that natural teeth reflect light, giving them a natural sheen in various lighting conditions.

Porcelain Veneers from Your Waco Cosmetic Dentist

Do you have stained, crooked, or damaged teeth that you try to hide? Would you like a smile that you can wear proudly? Porcelain veneers can revitalize your smile fast. Contact our 76172 dental office today at 254-776-4888 to schedule an appointment or a consultation with your Waco cosmetic dentist, Dr. Locke. We serve patients from Waco, Woodway, McGregor, Hewitt, and surrounding communities.