Movie star smiles anyone? Wouldn’t you love to have those beautiful, straight teeth like all the movie stars? Well, you can, with porcelain veneers in Longview, TX.
Porcelain veneers are very thin, lab processed restorations that cover the front teeth and can change the color, shape, length, and/or size of your teeth. A slight preparation of 0.5mm is needed in most cases to allow the laboratory to construct a veneer that does not cause your teeth to be too thick.
The first step in determining if you are a candidate for veneers is a comprehensive exam. The Dentist will look at the overall health of your mouth, including jaw joints, gum disease, gum evenness, and potential cavities. If you are a candidate for veneers, molds will be taken of your teeth and sent to a lab for a wax-up of the teeth to be treated to let you see the length and shape of the potential veneers.
If veneers can be done, the next appointment will be to minimally prepare the enamel, take molds of these preparations, and then place temporary veneers while the laboratory fabricates the restorations.
Unleashing Your Smile Real Patients, Real Results by Dr. Bruyere
This patient felt that people always looked at the chip in her tooth when she smiled. Dr. Bruyere changed that when he placed porcelain veneers on her front teeth and she was able to smile with confidence!
A patient was very unhappy with the shape of her front teeth and wanted porcelain veneers. Dr. Bruyere was able to transform her smile and she was extremely happy with the change!
Dr. Bruyere’s patient was very unhappy with the signs of wear and the color of her teeth. She had eight veneers placed on the top and bottom of her front teeth and was so excited to see her new smile!
At the delivery appointment, the temporary veneers will be removed and the teeth cleaned of any residual cement. The veneers will be tried in to check for accuracy of fit, appearance, and color. The veneers will then be bonded to the teeth using a special adhesive and cement.
Some reasons why veneers might not be possible for you are:
- Active gum disease
- Cavities in the front teeth
- Large fillings or fractures already in the front teeth
- Teeth that are far out of position
Veneers can be an option for changing your smile from one that is less than perfect to the one you have always wanted. If you are interested in having that movie star smile, please call our office at (903) 708-6116 for an appointment.
The Man Behind the Mask:Dr. Bruyere graduated from Texas A&M whilst finishing at the Baylor College of Dentistry. He possesses a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry and 30 years of experience in dentistry.
Dr. Bruyere enjoys keeping up with the latest information on dental products, treatments and techniques whilst providing the best quality dentistry to his patients.