Cosmetic Dental Veneers in Temple, TX
Cosmetic imperfections in your smile can have detrimental effects on your health and confidence. While each case is unique, one cosmetic treatment has the versatility to deal with a variety of cosmetic issues – dental veneers.
At Fairbanks Dental Associates, we thrive on helping to enhance smiles across Temple and the surrounding communities. Dr. Christopher Fairbanks combines his skill in dentistry with an artistic flourish to create a smile that is unique and flattering to your features. Schedule a comprehensive consultation with our office today!
How Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile
Veneers are thin shells designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. They are most often made of porcelain, which closely resembles the color, luster, and translucent quality of real teeth.
Veneers are applied to the visible surface of a tooth to mask a variety of cosmetic issues. They can be crafted for everything from a single tooth to a full set on the top and bottom arches, according to the need of each individual patient.
Dr. Fairbanks can use veneers to correct:
• Broken or chipped teeth
• Teeth that are worn or misshapen
• Gaps between teeth
• Minor alignment issues
• Significant discoloration
The Veneers Process
When you elect to have veneers, the dentist designs your veneers while taking your unique features into account, including tooth color, skin tone and facial structure. This allows him to create veneers that compliment your appearance and fit naturally into your smile.
A dental lab creates your custom veneers according to the precise impressions taken of your teeth. Once they arrive, the dentist will use a special bonding material to cement the veneers over your tooth. With proper care, veneers can enhance your smile for decades.
Caring for Your Veneers
Keeping your veneers in beautiful condition is a straightforward process. You can brush and floss your veneers just like your regular teeth. As with normal teeth, be careful not to brush too hard.
Although less susceptible to staining than natural enamel, porcelain veneers are still prone to discoloration, which makes it important to limit your intake of certain food and drinks. Coffee, tea, soda, and alcoholic beverages are common culprits for staining. Foods known to stain teeth include tomato sauce, curry, and dark berries. Be sure to brush your teeth as soon as possible after consuming any of these, and rinse your mouth with water immediately after.
Exceptional Dentistry in Temple, TX
Fairbanks Dental knows that great dentistry combines quality dental treatments with a positive patient experience. Dr. Fairbanks and his skilled team always go the extra mile to ensure that you feel comfortable, cared for, and well informed of your treatment options.
We are proud to provide excellent dental services to Temple, Belton, Harker Heights, Troy, and neighboring communities. Join our dental family by making an appointment today!