If you were not born with a perfect smile and are unhappy with the way your teeth look, then you may have sought out cosmetic dentistry procedures including porcelain veneers. As one of many cosmetic dentistry procedures for Austin patients to consider, porcelain veneers are an option that can fix a variety of flaws including discoloration, chips, cracks, severe stains, gaps, crooked teeth, and other issues with your teeth.
Sometimes porcelain veneers can fail by cracking or popping off of your teeth. This can happen when you grind your teeth at night or from bad chewing habits such as chewing ice or eating hard foods like corn nuts. They can also fail due to a poor bite, improper tooth preparation, or a bonding failure. Therefore, the following steps need to be taken in order to make sure that your veneers are a success:
The first step in the process is to find an Austin dentist who is skilled in the area of porcelain veneers. The right dentist can make all the difference because they will make sure that contamination does not occur during the procedure that can lead to other problems down the road including chronic inflammation. Your dentist should also be able to take a proper impression of your teeth, pour a flawless model, and use the proper bonding techniques when applying your veneers. If the proper impressions are not taken, then your veneers will not fit properly and you could end up looking worst than you did before with bulky looking veneers or even the appearance of bucked teeth. Also, improper bonding can cause your veneers to pop off or fracture.
The second step is to make sure that your dentist uses a good dental lab that has impeccable communication skills with your dentist. The lab is where your new porcelain veneers will be created and the last thing you want are veneers that are the wrong color, length, or shape because there was a mishap in communication.
The third step is to make sure that porcelain veneers are even the right choice for you, especially if you have problems with grinding your teeth at night. If that is the case, than additional steps will be necessary. Your dentist might fit you with a mouthguard to help prevent your veneers from cracking or popping off completely due to nightly grinding habits. Or your dentist might suggest a whole different direction for you that may include either dental implants or porcelain crowns because they are not as fragile as Veneers, and might be a better choice all together.
No matter what your cosmetic dental needs are, Austin Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Matthews is highly trained in the installation of porcelain veneers and he can help you decide if they are the best option for you. His office also offers dental bonding, tooth whitening, crowns, and dental implants. Call today or make an appointment online for a free consultation with Dr. Matthews and his skilled staff. They are here to help you look your best!