Porcelain Veneers in El Paso
Dr. Wes Branford performs more than just great dental procedures. Our El Paso dental office offers a variety of cosmetic dental needs to help improve your smile. While porcelain 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.
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. They 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 the dentist will first conduct a consultation to ensure you are a good candidate. This will include examining the gums to ensure yours have healthy pink gums free of gingivitis. The dentist will also ensure that veneers will actually correct your issues and give you the outcome you are looking for. He will also check the existing teeth to make sure they are strong enough and free of cracks and cavities. The dentist places the porcelain veneers on the outside of the tooth after a small layer is filed away. Because of this process, patients must have healthy existing teeth.
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 that have gaps, twists, overlaps, and other alignment problems. Not only that, porcelain can last anywhere between 12-25 years with good hygiene practices. You can maintain them by cleaning them like normal teeth with brushing and flossing. 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.
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If you are interested in improving your smile, contact our El Paso dental office today. We offer excellent patient care. Whether you have questions or would like to set up a consultation, give us a call today.