Do your teeth contain unsightly, permanent stains? Have over-the-counter teeth whiteners failed to correct the issue? Nothing builds confidence like a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, over time, our teeth can become stained or damaged. In today’s blog, Prosper cosmetic dentist, Dr. Vimal Patel, explains how porcelain veneers mask intrinsic stains and instantly whiten your smile.
What are Intrinsic Stains?
Extrinsic stains are teeth stains on the outer layer of the tooth. These stains can normally be removed with simple teeth whitening. Intrinsic stains are the discoloration of the inner layer of the tooth known as the dentin. Usually resulting from injury or certain medications, regular teeth whitening can rarely remove these stains.
Instant Smile Rejuvenation
Thankfully, a safe, natural-looking, dental procedure exists that erases intrinsic stains and helps repair damaged teeth. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of special dental porcelain placed on the front teeth. Porcelain reflects light in the same manner as natural teeth, so the veneers blend seamlessly with your smile. Veneers are durable, stain resistant, and with proper care, can last for decades. Porcelain veneers allow Dr. Patel to close gaps between teeth, straighten misaligned teeth, and repair chipped and cracked teeth.
Placing Porcelain Veneers
The first step involves a consultation and oral examination from family dentist, Dr. Patel. If porcelain veneers best address your dental needs, the surface of your teeth will be prepared. Then an impression of your tooth will be taken and sent to a special dental lab. There, an expert ceramist will create your veneers based on the impression, and Dr. Patel’s exact specifications. After checking to ensure a proper fit, your custom-made veneers will be placed using a powerful bonding agent. When you leave our practice, you will have a brighter, healthier smile.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Prosper Dentist
Interested in transforming your smile with porcelain veneers? Make an appointment with Dr. Vimal Patel today to discuss porcelain veneers and our other cosmetic dental procedures. Contact our 75078 dentist office. For more information, email us at info at www.prospersmiles.com. We serve patients from Prosper and the surrounding communities.