We all know by now that there are many more threats to our oral health than there are factors that make a positive contribution to it. In fact, nearly everything is harmful to your smile in one form or another. Restorative procedures such as dental fillings, root canal therapy, and more have worked wonders when it comes to preserving the integrity of a natural tooth, even more so with the help of advanced dental technology. In other circumstances, however, damage can be purely cosmetic in nature and can draw significant attention to your noticeable blemishes. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at situations where your grin is plagued with multiple blemishes and how porcelain veneers can help.
Natural Wear and Tear
It goes without saying that your smile will incur considerable wear as the years go by. After all, age only aids things like wine and cheese. That being said, your teeth begin to lose their shine and may even develop a number of stains from foods and beverages consumed as well as if an individual uses tobacco.
In other cases, random accidents, mishaps, or emergencies may cause some form of damage to occur. When a physical injury results in a knocked-out tooth, that is a dental emergency. But what happens when your injury is only surface-level? Fortunately, that is where cosmetic dentistry comes in to help.
When Treatment is Conservative in Nature
Cosmetic dentistry consists of treatment specifically aimed at handling surface-level complications that may otherwise detract from your natural appearance. This can include difficult stains, noticeable chips or cracks, and even natural gaps between teeth.
One of the biggest hesitations that individuals have with receiving cosmetic dentistry comes from a misconception that it involves significant structural change to accomplish. On the contrary, cosmetic treatment is relatively conservative in nature. For more information about your options, reach out to our tea today.
Enjoying a Lifelike Finish
Arguably one of the more versatile options when it comes to handling your noticeable discrepancy, porcelain veneers can address a wide range of concerns. They consist of ultra-thin shells of dental porcelain that are placed over the surface of a tooth and bonded to it, providing a permanent solution to noticeable blemishes.
What’s more, they can address chips, cracks, gaps, and difficult stains with a simple process. They require a minimal amount of enamel sculpting to place, and for those who are hesitant about this step, we also offer a non-permanent option called Lumineers. Lumineers are a brand of veneer requiring minimal to no tooth preparation and can be removed if you desire to return to your original smile.
Learn More Today
Contact Dr. Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS in Houston, TX by calling 713-796-9600 to learn more about your cosmetic dental options or to schedule your visit today.