Adults desiring a pleasing smile benefit from porcelain veneers. In 2 visits, healthy teeth get a new look from Sugar Land, TX dentist, Paul Davey DDS.
Are your teeth a bit misaligned? Do stains or worn enamel mar your otherwise healthy smile? Consult Paul Davey DDS, Sugar Land, TX dentist on the best cosmetic solution for you. Along with teeth whitening, composite resin bonding, tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns, Dr. Davey offers porcelain veneers. These thin shells of dental grade ceramic create a natural, but totally refurbished, look in just 2 short appointments.
Could porcelain veneers be right for you?
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental service that has become increasingly popular over the past 20 years. Sometimes called “instant orthodontics,” veneers, or dental laminates, give older teens and adults with healthy tooth enamel and gums a fast, comfortable way to improve tooth alignment and appearance without the complexities of orthodontics.
Often used in concert with whitening and other aesthetic services, porcelain veneers are bonded to the front side of teeth marred by:
- dark stains from smoking, medications, food, beverages and root canal therapy
- chips and fine cracks
- gaps between teeth
- minor overcrowding
- uneven size or odd shape
- worn, thin enamel
Veneers also make teeth more resilient, as the ultra-thin ceramic adds a measure of durability to tooth enamel.
Only you and your Sugar Land, TX dentist can determine if dental laminates are right for you. Your mouth must be free of tooth decay and gums disease. Porcelain veneers are a permanent change and not reversible; so both doctor and patient must be sure this service is appropriate.
As such, Dr. Davey performs a complete oral exam and takes x-rays and other imaging to carefully assess oral health and determine the best way to improve aesthetics. He is especially interested in how the patient would like his or her finished smile to look and encourages realistic, natural-looking goals. Using computer imaging, he may preview the new smile for the patient.
Dr. Davey removes a very thin slice of enamel from each tooth to receive a veneer. This is a comfortable procedure and makes room for placement of the laminate. He sends impressions and instructions to a dental lab where a master ceramist works off a model of the patient’s teeth to create the laminates. Each veneer is customized for shape and color.
As Dr. Davey places the veneers, he adjusts color with the bonding cement. He also ensures perfect fit and bite, smoothing tooth length and configuration for a look that’s natural but beautiful as well.
For the long-term, patients care for laminates with twice daily brushing and once a day flossing. Dr. Davey and his team see their patients semi-annually for routine exams and hygienic cleanings to keep teeth and gums healthy.
Are you the ideal patient?
Investigate the possibility of porcelain veneers. This cosmetic dental service is unbeatable for smile longevity and brilliance. Contact Dr. Davey’s staff to arrange your personal consultation.