Porcelain Veneers in El Paso
Dr. Wes Branford performs more than just great dental procedures. Our dental office offers a variety of cosmetic dental services to help improve your smile and maintain excellent oral health. Everyone desires a bright, beautiful smile, but unfortunately—whether it’s because of damage, genetics, disease, or infections—we may not have the smile we want. Porcelain veneers can help.
While veneers may not provide much medical benefit, they can boost your self-esteem and bring out your true smile. If you have been avoiding showing your teeth when you laugh or smile, you know the burden that crooked, cracked, or yellow teeth can bring. You no longer have to tip your chin down or bring your hand up to your mouth when you laugh—we can help you obtain a beautiful smile with this common cosmetic dental practice.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin coverings that are applied to the front of a tooth for cosmetic purposes. Porcelain veneers can change the color, length, and shape of teeth, improving your smile and bettering the function in your mouth. Veneers, however, are used for cosmetic purposes. Following the procedure, people will see a visible difference. They’ll have more confidence in their smiles, something everyone deserves!
Veneers are stain-resistant and mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. These are often used to fix tooth discoloration, chipped or broken teeth, teeth that are irregularly shaped or to fill large gaps between teeth.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers, our dental office can help! Our dentist will first conduct a consultation to ensure you are a good candidate for them. This will include examining the gums to ensure yours have healthy pink gums, free of gingivitis. Our dentist will also ensure the veneers will accurately correct your issues and give you the desired outcome. If they don’t, we may offer you other options. We will also check the existing teeth to make sure they are strong enough and free of cracks and cavities, which can be detrimental to the success of veneers.
Once we determine you’re a good fit for veneers, we’ll schedule an appointment to have them placed on your teeth. The veneers used will be changed to match the shape and color of your teeth. Once this is done, you’ll come in for your appointment to have your veneers placed there. Our dentist places the veneers, which are put on the outside of the tooth after a small layer is filed away. Because of this process, patients must have healthy existing teeth, which is why the first step is determining you’re a good fit.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers look like your natural teeth, mimic the light reflecting properties, and are stain resistant. They are also custom made for each patient, which means they are unique and will fit perfectly. This also means that veneers are hard to distinguish from your natural teeth. They are great for people who have whitening resistant teeth.
Veneers are a good fit for patients with gaps, twists, overlaps, and other alignment problems. The best part is with good hygiene practices, porcelain veneers can last anywhere between 12-25 years. Maintaining them includes cleaning them as you would your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. Plus, they don’t require any extra care on your end. When it comes to regular professional teeth cleanings, the dentist will use special products to polish the veneers.
To Learn More About Veneers, Contact Our Office Today
If you are interested in improving your smile, contact our El Paso dental office. We offer excellent patient care. Whether you have questions or would like to set up a consultation, give us a call today!