Are dental flaws ruining your smile and your outlook? Are you too embarrassed to show your teeth when your laugh or speak? In the Tomball area, Dr. Heather Feray-Bohan is the cosmetic dentist who can correct those defects and boost your self-image. One of her most sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatments is porcelain veneers, shells of fine ceramic which disguise chips, cracks, stains and more. You should consider veneers!
How porcelain veneers work
To determine if porcelain veneers are right to improve your smile aesthetics, you'll meet with Dr. Feray-Bohan. She'll examine your teeth and gums, looking for decay, loose restorations, and gum disease. If your mouth checks out, she'll discuss your cosmetic options and the ideas you have for improving your smile appearance.
Veneers specifically correct flaws too large and obvious for teeth whitening, cosmetic reshaping or composite resin bonding. Also called dental laminates, they are appropriate for chips, cracks, gaps, mild crowding, deep stains and irregular tooth shape and size. They can be placed singly or side by side to improve the looks of an entire row of teeth and to blend in with overall appearance.
If veneers are the proper choice, your Tomball cosmetic dentist will perform some initial enamel resurfacing. This removal of about 1/2 millimeter of tooth structure allows the veneers to bond securely onto the front sides of your teeth and to fit comfortably inside your mouth.
Also, she will take impressions of your teeth so the dental lab can create a realistic model of your mouth and fashion the veneers one by one. Your treatment plan will include your preferences for the color, shape and size of your veneers. As you wait a week to 10 days for your veneers, you'll wear temporary ones to protect your teeth and regularize your appearance.
When you come back to the dental office, your dentist will remove the temporary veneers. She'll add a special etching liquid to your teeth and using a specialty cement, bond the new veneers into their permanent positions. With a check for bite and comfort, you're done.
Caring for porcelain veneers
Just brush twice daily and floss once a day. Healthline cautions you to avoid hard foods such as nuts, and to refrain from biting pencils, plastic packaging or other things which could damage or even dislodge your beautiful veneers. When you come to the office for your routine check-ups and cleanings, Dr. Feray-Bohan will inspect your veneers for position and wear. Typically, porcelain veneers beautify smiles for ten or more years. They are stain resistant and retain their shape, size, and sheen.
They are a long-lasting, lifelike cosmetic dentistry treatment. They'll improve your self-confidence, too. For more information on veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services, please contact Dr. Feray-Bohan's office in Tomball, TX, at (281) 357-5002 and ask for a consultation appointment. The office opens early at 7 am.