Could Porcelain Veneers Ruin Your Natural Teeth?
One reason many dental patients in Sugar Land, TX are apprehensive about veneers is that they assume those veneers will ruin their natural teeth. Porcelain veneers will not hurt your teeth and the amount of enamel trimming necessary for applying your veneer will be minimal when compared with how much enamel is actually on your tooth. During a consultation with our dentists at Made Ya Smile of Sugar Land, TX, we will guide you through the entire process and show you how porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive and simple procedure to restore the natural look of your smile.
How are porcelain veneers prepared?
The first step to preparing your veneers is to complete an impression of your smile to determine the shape and size need to fit your mouth. This customized approach is unique to you and will cover many flaws for a seamless smile.
We will then remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth so the veneer will have an accurate and snug fit. A temporary veneer will be placed over the tooth for a few weeks while your permanent veneers are completed in our lab. Once complete, we’ll then apply the permanent veneer over your tooth with a dental bonding agent, ensuring the cover stays in its place and creates a natural look for your smile.
How much enamel is removed?
The amount of enamel we will remove from your tooth will be minimal at most, as the process requires us to remove about 0.5 m, which is about the same thickness as an average fingernail. The total amount we will remove during the treatment process will be minimal when compared with the rest of your tooth, as an average tooth enamel is about 2.5 to 3 mm thick. The process will not hurt the dentin or other tissues deep inside the tooth, ensuring that everything inside the tooth will stay safe.
What about the bonding agent?
At Made Ya Smile of Sugar Land, we use quality and long-lasting materials that are safe for your natural teeth. Porcelain is a strong compound that resists stains and cracks well, plus the surface will not interfere with how well the teeth can function.
The bonding agent we use will also be safe on your tooth and does not include any harmful chemicals or components that might stain or soften your tooth. You’ll be able to resume normal oral hygiene practices soon after your veneers are secured and proper maintenance can ensure the longevity of your restorations for years to come.
Contact us today to see how our team can serve to restore your smile with porcelain veneers
At Made Ya Smile of Sugar Land, our dental team is highly skilled in restoring smiles in Sugar Land, TX with porcelain veneers. During your consultation, we’ll review your situation and design a porcelain veneer that provides a natural and seamless fit safely over your tooth. Visit us today to learn how dental veneers can fit your smile and protect how well your teeth look.