Among the most versatile and popular cosmetic dentistry procedures is porcelain veneers in Longview. They are often referred to as “instant orthodontics” or “instant smile makeover.” Although veneers are not quite instant, they are fast. In an average time of between two and three weeks, you can have a brand new smile!
There are several reasons for the popularity of veneers. For esthetic purposes, a veneer is just like a new tooth. It completely covers the visible surface, disguising many cosmetic flaws, including:
While a veneer looks like a new tooth, it is actually a very conservative option. Your natural tooth is still there and largely intact, with a beautiful veneer bonded to it. Because they are wafer thin (average .3mm to .5mm) very little, if any, reduction is needed to accommodate veneers.
Depending on the condition of your teeth, porcelain veneers may be an all-in-one smile makeover. Due to their versatility, they can often replace a series of procedures, such as bonding and braces, which would otherwise be needed to address all of the cosmetic issues. In some cases, veneers may be part of a treatment plan including restorative dentistry to correct damage, decay, and cosmetic issues.
Clint Bruyere, D.D.S. is a skilled cosmetic dentist who has been keeping Longview smiling for nearly 30 years. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, he will perform an examination and listen to your goals. He will clearly explain all of your options, so that you can make an informed decision. Decayed or damaged teeth may be better treated with a crown, to restore strength and protect the tooth from future damage. If you have any missing teeth, a dental implant or bridge will likely be recommended. For teeth that are essentially strong and healthy, but not esthetically pleasing, porcelain veneers may be your best option.
Whether your dental problems relate to health, pain relief, functionality, esthetics, or a combination, you can count on Dr. Bruyere for the most convenient, conservative and beautiful solution available. If you are ready for a brand new, dazzling, healthy smile call (903) 708-6116 today and schedule an appointment.