Veneers Can Help Boost Your Confidence

El Paso, TX, dentist offers cosmetic enhancements including veneers

When you have several visual concerns throughout your smile, it can be difficult to know where to begin corrections. You can start by whitening your teeth, bond composite resin to blemished areas, or you can contour jagged and unsymmetrical teeth to create a more balanced look. Instead of having several cosmetic enhancements done, use an option that can correct several imperfections at once. Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry in El Paso, TX, offers porcelain veneers that can improve the look of your grin.

Who Could Benefit From Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great option for patients who have discolored, uneven, or slightly chipped teeth. While these problems can be covered with other cosmetics, it can take several different treatments to address all of your concerns. Alternatively, the porcelain-shaped shells can be placed on all problem areas and upgrade your grin. With this option, you will be able to pick the shade of your new pearly whites. You can choose to have the shells blend in with your natural teeth or make your smile brighter by placing whiter ones in visible areas.

Before Getting Started

This cosmetic enhancement is irreversible, so your oral health must be in good condition before beginning the process. First, you will have a consultation with your dentist. This will include a thorough examination of your oral cavity and a discussion of your goals. If there are any concerns, such as cavities or gum disease, your dentist will determine a restorative treatment plan. You must have healthy gums before the shells can be placed. Patients with periodontal disease will not be able to receive veneers. Instead, your dentist will plan out a series of deep cleanings to restore your gum health and manage your symptoms. If you have cavities, the teeth will first need to be repaired before the porcelain can be placed.

Then, a small portion of your teeth will need to be shaved down to prepare for the shells to be placed. This is an essential step because it allows the porcelain to fit snuggly in place. If you would like to enhance the appearance of your smile in a less invasive way, bonding may be a more suitable option.

Replacing Your Teeth

If you have problems such as cavities, gum disease, or spacing issues, alternative treatments may be more helpful. Cavities can be treated with composite resin fillings to repair the area and stop the progression of decay. In cases of severe decay or damage, removal may be necessary instead. Once you have recovered from the extraction, you can discuss replacement options with your dentist.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

To start the process of veneers, schedule a consultation today by calling Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry in El Paso, TX, at 915.759.7000.