Imperfections of the smile can result in a negative appearance. Dr. Clint Bruyere of Longview is approached by many patients who are concerned about problems with their teeth. Whether patients have misaligned, stained, broken, or misshapen teeth, they have solutions readily available to them through our practice. Dr. Clint Bruyere offers porcelain veneers as a solution to imperfect teeth.
Porcelain veneers are restorations used by cosmetic dentists to hide problems within the smile. They are strictly aesthetic, though strong and functional. Veneers are very thin ceramic shells that are custom-made for patients to match their existing teeth and are bonded over the front of a problematic tooth. They can cover most any concern and are extremely versatile in cosmetic dentistry.
Porcelain veneers can be a great alternative to orthodontics, dental bonding, and dental crowns. They are very affordable and can last several years with proper care. Patients will find they look just like their natural teeth and are treated just the same, with brushing, flossing, and regular dental appointments. It is crucial that patients with porcelain veneers have regular recall appointments for examinations of their teeth, as decay and periodontal disease can still form underneath the veneers. Examinations which include x-rays can help detect these issues and allow Dr. Clint Bruyere the chance to intervene early enough for effective treatment.
Porcelain veneers do require a few weeks time to place. The initial step is the consultation appointment with Dr. Clint Bruyere. During this visit, he will examine the smile and make sure veneers are the most appropriate way of handling the patients’ complaints. Then, preparation of the teeth is necessary. Veneers require that a small portion of the enamel be removed before impressions are made. A ceramist uses these molds to fabricate the new veneers and ensure they fit precisely in place. They are also made to blend in with the existing teeth for aesthetic purposes. Patients return back to the dental office when their veneers are returned for the final bonding. Within a few weeks and two appointments, patients can enjoy a brand new smile and improved self-confidence!