Garland, TX dentist explains how veneers can be used for gap teeth and other imperfections
Do you love smiling but lately you’ve felt self-conscious about your gap teeth or other imperfections? Good news – there are accessible cosmetic dental procedures that can eliminate gaps and improve the appearance of your smile. At Kings Dental in Garland, TX, our team is committed to helping patients improve their oral health as well as achieving a beautiful smile. For individuals with gaps between their teeth, we may recommend porcelain veneers. Below, we’ll look at veneers, how they address imperfections, and why they just may be the solution you need to start smiling again.
What are veneers?
Veneers are a way to cosmetically enhance the appearance of the teeth. The thin layers of porcelain are put on top of natural teeth to disguise a wide range of imperfections such gaps, chips, cracks, and uneven lengths. Veneers are held in place with a powerful adhesive and with proper care can last patients for 10 or more years.
Veneers are ideal for treating minor imperfections such as gap teeth that cause you to feel embarrassed by your smile. Veneers can even be used for teeth that are non-responsive to professional whitening. As we age, the enamel of the teeth begins to erode, allowing the yellowish dentin below to be more visible. This discoloration cannot be masked with professional whitening, so patients may turn to veneers.
The veneers process
If you are interested in veneers to close a gap in your teeth or cover other imperfection, the first thing you should do is schedule a consultation with Kings Dental in Garland, TX. Dr. Suri and the team will perform a consultation to determine if your teeth are healthy and strong enough for veneers.
If you are a good candidate for veneers, the first step in the process is having a small layer of enamel removed from the teeth. This is to ensure that the veneers fit comfortably and naturally within the smile. Your veneers will then be custom fabricated in a special dental laboratory to ensure that they are just the right color, size, and shape. While you are waiting for your permanent veneers, you’ll be able to wear temporary veneers in order to protect your smile.
Once your final set of veneers are ready, you’ll return to the office to have your temporaries removed. We will double-check your finals for proper fit and size, making small adjustments if necessary. The last step is bonding the veneers with a permanent cement to the front of your natural teeth. After this appointment, you will leave the office with your gap cosmetically covered and your brand-new smile.
Veneers can last a long time when your teeth are cared for properly. This includes brushing and flossing daily and avoiding habits such as clenching your teeth or using them to chew on objects other than food, as this could cause them to crack or break.
Veneers vs. other options for closing gaps in the smile
Veneers aren’t the only option for closing gaps between teeth, but they are often the best choice. In some cases, patients may opt for dental bonding, but this treatment will not last as long as veneers.
For wider gaps, orthodontic treatment may be the only option. During your consultation, Dr. Suri will be able to tell you if veneers are the best choice to fix the gaps in your smile.
Choose Kings Dental in Garland, TX for your veneers
Kings Dental is well known and respected dental clinic in Garland, TX. We have years of experience with dental veneers and other cosmetic treatments designed to improve the appearance of your smile. We pride ourselves on delivering a positive patient experience and are here to answer any questions you have and address any concerns about veneers or any of our other cosmetic procedures.
If you are bothered by a small gap in your smile, you don’t have to just live with it. Schedule your consultation with Kings Dental today by calling (214) 703-6900. Our friendly staff is ready and eager to answer your questions and help you feel confident in your smile. We also offer a full range of general and restorative dentistry services to serve the needs of your entire family in Garland, TX.