If you're tired of looking at the same imperfect smile every day, you may consider cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are just one of the many treatments included in cosmetic dentistry. They instantly change your smile from drab to fabulous.
Suppose you're looking to cover up damaged or discolored teeth. In that case, Dr. Gabriel Polo and the Woodland Lakes Dental Studio team in Conroe, Texas, can help.
Dr. Polo has years of experience in both general and cosmetic dentistry. And he's ready to transform your smile with the use of versatile veneers.
Veneers are essentially tooth-colored shells that fit over the front of your teeth to change their appearance. They're custom-made to fit your teeth and fix imperfections that affect your confidence in your smile.
Dr. Polo uses veneers to cover up the front portion of your tooth. These are different from crowns, which cover your entire tooth.
Porcelain and resin-based composite are the two main types of veneers. Porcelain veneers are solid but cost a little more and are harder to fix if damaged.
Resin-based composite veneers aren’t as expensive as porcelain veneers. Dr. Polo doesn't have to remove as much enamel from your natural tooth to attach resin-based veneers. However, porcelain veneers typically last much longer than other veneers.
Veneers are a permanent cosmetic fix for your teeth. Porcelain and composite veneers are fixed to your teeth with dental cement and require Dr. Polo to alter your teeth for them to fit correctly.
When you're not happy with your smile, your confidence suffers. Braces and other treatments take months to years to fix gaps in your teeth and other dental imperfections.
However, veneers are a much quicker fix for many issues with your teeth. Dr. Polo uses veneers for various dental problems, including:
Dental veneers can fix multiple problems with your teeth. They’re a quick and easy fix for mild to moderate cosmetic dental concerns.
At your appointment, Dr. Polo assesses your smile and takes impressions of your teeth. He talks with you about what you're looking for in terms of your smile so that he can narrow down your options.
If veneers are the proper treatment for you, Dr. Polo discusses the different types and suggests which choice is best for your goals.
Veneers can last a long time if you take care of them properly. The durability depends on what type of veneer Dr. Polo uses on your teeth.
Porcelain veneers can last from 10-20 years if you take good care of them. Resin-based composite veneers don't last quite as long with proper maintenance —usually about 5-7 years.
Dr. Polo provides you with tips to extend the life of your veneers, some of which include:
If you follow these instructions and brush and floss daily, you'll get the most out of your veneers. When you notice a problem with your surfaces, call Dr. Polo immediately to fix it.
If you're interested in finding out if veneers are right for you, request an appointment with Dr. Polo today by calling our office or booking online.