Many mistakenly think that to have a “movie star smile,” you must spend thousands of dollars and undergo invasive, long-term treatments. At Clint Bruyere, DDS in Longview, Texas, Dr. Clint Bruyere can provide excellent results for a perfect smile with less cost, effort, and time with natural-looking veneers!
Porcelain veneers are custom-made restorations applied to the teeth’ front surfaces to alter their color, shape, length, and size. A small amount of enamel must be removed (approximately 0.5mm) to provide the necessary space for the veneer to fit well and not look overly bulky.
Dr. Bruyere will conduct a comprehensive exam to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers. He will look at your oral health, checking your gums and jaw while also looking for signs of gum disease and cavities.
If Dr. Bruyere determines that you’re a good candidate for veneers, he will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel to ensure the veneers adhere to your teeth better and have a natural-looking fit.
The next step is taking molds of your teeth which are later sent to our lab to create a model showing how your teeth will look with veneers.
After we take molds, we will place the temporary veneers you’ll wear until the lab finishes fabricating your permanent restorations.
Finally, we will remove your temporary veneers during your delivery appointment and clean your teeth of any residual cement. Then, Dr. Bruyere will fit your new veneers while checking and making any necessary adjustments to ensure an accurate fit, appearance, and color. Once everything is perfect, your new veneers will be bonded to your teeth using a clinical-strength cement and adhesive.
Here are a few reasons why you may not be a good candidate for veneers: