Posts for: May, 2018
Your dentist in DeSoto and Dallas, TX, knows patients want to have better-looking smiles. For that reason, Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin may suggest dental veneers.
What are veneers?
Veneers are used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged.
What can veneers fix?
Here are some things veneers can help with:
- Stained teeth or discolored, due to poor hygiene, drinking coffee and tea, smoking, chewing tobacco or medications.
- Mishappened teeth: crooked, worn or chipped teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, uneven surfaces and uneven spacing.
When you come into either the DeSoto or Dallas office your doctor will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they are a good option, then any underlying issues, like cavities, will need to be resolved first.
What involves a dental veneer procedure?
Your dentist will take a model of your teeth that will be sent to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.
When your veneers finally arrive, your dentist will remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth then cement the veneers. Because your dentist removes some enamel, which is an irreversible process, and because veneers are made out of thin porcelain or plastic, you won't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth, even and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Aside from concealing the faults mentioned above, veneers have an impressive color stability which makes them highly resistant to staining.
How do you take care of your veneers?
Brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed to prevent plaque buildup of plaque.
Need a consultation?
For more information on veneers, contact your dentists in DeSoto and Dallas, TX, by calling today! Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!