Few things can transform your smile more effectively than a great set of dental veneers. For many residents of San Antonio, Texas, Kathleen Torres, DDS, Marii Malagayo, DDS, and the team at Reality Bites Dental can provide high-quality veneers. Booking a visit takes just moments online or by phone, so schedule an appointment today to learn more.
Dental veneers are among the most versatile cosmetic dental treatment options. Veneers cover the visible surfaces of the teeth people see when you speak or smile.
Some of the issues that a great set of veneers can address include:
The materials used in professional dental veneers mimic the look and feel of natural tooth tissue. Veneers are shaded to blend seamlessly with your surrounding tooth tissue. Many patients choose to have professional teeth whitening before moving forward with veneers.
On the day of your initial visit, your dentist carefully removes a small portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for your new veneers. Digital imaging gathers precise measures of the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth. This information helps the dental lab craft your custom veneers.
Temporary veneers protect your teeth while you wait for the veneers to arrive from the dental lab. During your next visit, your dentist removes the temporary veneers and checks the new veneers for appearance and fit before securing them in place using special dental cement.
This completes the process, and your new smile will be ready to share as soon as you leave the office.
A new set of dental veneers will provide many years of beautiful smiles. There are, however, things you can do to make your veneers last as long as possible.
As with your natural teeth, you should avoid chewing or biting down on hard nonfood items. If you grind your teeth during sleep or clench your jaw during the day, let your dentist know. There are treatments that can eliminate or reduce these habits.
Of course, coming in for routine dental exams and professional cleanings is a great way to extend the life of your new veneers. Your dentist will check your veneers during each visit and provide tips on how to improve your oral hygiene routines.
When you’re ready to begin, call the office to set up a visit, or book an appointment online in just a matter of moments. During your consultation, you can also explore cosmetic dentistry options like Invisalign® and professional teeth whitening.