Do you hold back from smiling because you’re embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth? Your smile is a natural and unique part of who you are, but if you dislike how yours looks, it can significantly impact your self-confidence. To help you regain confidence in your smile and yourself, we offer porcelain veneers in Flowood, MS, a cosmetic dentistry treatment that hides tooth imperfections such as chips, gaps, discoloration, or crookedness. Our cosmetic prosthodontist at Tharp, Klaus, and Kelly Dental Clinic is experienced in the artistic and technical aspects of these custom smile makeovers and can create your dream smile in as few as two appointments with porcelain veneers!
Virtually all patients with cosmetic problems are candidates for dental veneers if they are in good oral health. As a cosmetic dentistry treatment, veneers aren’t meant to resolve functional issues with teeth, such as a bad bite (malocclusion). Instead, they can be a great option if you have the following issues in your smile zone, or the teeth that show when you smile:
Porcelain veneers treatment is a highly personalized and detailed process at our Flowood, MS practice. To provide the greatest aesthetics, veneers must both hide problem teeth and provide the appearance of a new smile that looks and feels completely natural. During your first appointment, our cosmetic dentist will remove a few millimeters of the front surface of your tooth enamel. This ensures that your custom dental veneers fit naturally and comfortably over your existing teeth. Next, we’ll take impressions of your modified teeth, which will be used to hand-design your veneers to the most ideal size, shape, and color for a beautiful new smile.
When these restorations are ready, you’ll return to our cosmetic dentistry practice in Flowood, MS for a second appointment where we’ll verify the final fit of your veneers and then bond them securely to your teeth. You won’t need to complete any special maintenance with veneers, and though they won’t stain as natural teeth do, you should continue brushing and flossing each day. The long-lasting result of your smile makeover is a series of dental veneers that complement your gum and lip line, facial features, and skin tone! In short, you’ll have the smile of your dreams, and one that will last you for many years to come.
Veneers are securely attached to your teeth and will last for many years, but they will eventually need to be replaced. You can make your veneers last for a longer amount of time by taking proper care of them.
Proper care involves brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. We also recommend against chewing on very hard foods, such as ice, or using your teeth as tools to open packages.
At your regular appointment, we’ll check on your veneers to make sure they’re still secure. If your veneers need to be replaced soon, we can make an appointment to do that. Our team will keep your smile looking beautiful so you can feel confident.
No, veneers don’t ruin your teeth. To place your veneers, we often have to take a very small amount of enamel off your teeth. This is to ensure your veneers look natural and don’t stick out from your smile. Enamel is important for protecting your teeth, but you’ll still have plenty of it.
It’s essential to take good care of your teeth, though. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and visiting us for regular cleanings protects your natural teeth and helps your veneers stay in place longer. A thorough oral hygiene routine can keep you from needing replacement veneers too often, and keeps your teeth healthy.
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