If you’ve ever wanted a more attractive smile and are self-conscious about minor flaws such as chips, stains or small cracks on your teeth, talk to our doctors in Midland, TX, about porcelain veneers. Veneers are a convenient cosmetic dentistry solution for many patients who want to freshen up their look or rejuvenate their smile. They’re one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available and can be completed in as little as two visits. We offer this convenient cosmetic dentistry solution at The Dental Studio in Midland and are ready to help you achieve your smile goals without surgery.
Porcelain veneers are the right choice for certain types of patients at our Midland, Texas, dental clinic. Veneers are a good solution for:
|Stained teeth|| |
Many people today are opting for teeth-whitening solutions to give them their brightest smile. Teeth whitening is widely available throughout Midland as well as affordable.
Although over-the-counter teeth whiteners can help, they are not nearly as powerful as the kind we have here in our dentist office. Nonetheless, teeth whitening does not work for everyone. That’s because the bleach in teeth-whitening solution removes stains from the surface of teeth, but some stains penetrate deeper into teeth. This is the case with some medications that stain teeth yellow or gray. Unfortunately, this leaves people self-conscious about their smile. Veneers completely cover stained teeth.
Sometimes, through no fault of your own, one or more of your adult teeth emerges misshapen. It may be smaller than your other teeth, pointy, twisted or unusually long. Porcelain veneers are the best remedy for misshapen teeth. They’re a quick and easy fix, simply covering the unusual teeth.
While a crown (cap) is an option for a single misshapen tooth, if the tooth is healthy, a veneer is a better solution. That’s because the dentist has to remove less of your healthy tooth to make room for a veneer than a crown.
|Widely spaced teeth|
The most common fix for spaces between teeth is orthodontia. However, if many — or all — your teeth have spaces between them, orthodontia won’t help. Shifting the position of all your teeth can wreak havoc with your mouth and bite. An easier and better solution is veneers.
Our dentist will make your porcelain veneers larger than your regular teeth, so that once they’re in place, all the gaps are gone.
In cases when orthodontia is a good solution for closing gaps, some patients still choose veneers because they don’t want to put in the time it takes for orthodontia to work — six months to two years.
Some small teeth — also known as short teeth — may or may not have spaces between them. Sometimes gum contouring can help improve the appearance of small teeth. With this procedure, the dentist removes some of your gum tissue to reveal more of your teeth. However, not everyone is a good candidate for gum contouring.
For a better, quicker fix, many patients at our Midland dental clinic opt for porcelain veneers. Veneers can give you the big, bright, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
|Damaged teeth||A small chip on a single tooth can usually be repaired by bonding. However, a broken or cracked tooth may need more work. If you have several damaged teeth — teeth with chips or cracks, broken teeth, teeth with craze lines or other issues — porcelain veneers are the best solution.|
Porcelain is a highly durable material and can be used to make custom veneers that sit on top of your existing teeth. This non-surgical solution has helped many of our patients transform their smile and could be just what you need for your smile makeover. After taking x-rays of the mouth and discussing your smile goals, our doctors will make a recommendation on the number of porcelain veneers you need.
Once you are ready to move forward with your porcelain veneers treatment plan, we can get to work to prepare the tooth for the veneer by removing some of the tooth enamel. We remove as little as possible to create a secure foundation for bonding the veneer to the tooth. You will wear a set of temporary veneers while your permanent veneers are made in a lab. When you return for your placement visit, we remove the temporaries and bond the permanent veneers to the front of the teeth. This is all completed in one visit and you can go home with a beautiful new smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is both an art and a science, which is why you need to turn to experienced doctors of dentistry for your smile makeover. Our doctors have extensive experience working with patients who want to enhance their smile with porcelain veneers and use state-of-the-art technologies and tools to ensure optimal results with your treatment. Whether you want to fix a couple of front teeth or transform your smile, we are here to help you achieve your smile goals.