Healthy tooth enamel tends to have a white gleam that is appealing to the human eye. A white smile can bolster your self-confidence in professional and social settings. Unfortunately, the natural processes of growing older, enjoying dark foods and beverages and tobacco use can dull the appearance of your teeth. As dental stains and other cosmetic imperfections start to develop, they can leave you feeling socially awkward.
In a situation like this, a consultation with our dentists, Dr. Alison Scott and Dr. Rhesa Bautista can help you understand the most effective option for improving the appearance of your teeth. In many of these cases, dental veneers are a convenient long-term option, that has been embraced by many people. Veneers are thin shells made of dental grade porcelain. These materials can be shaded to look similar to naturally white tooth enamel. They might also help resist future dental stains, but they can be stained and if this happens, they will need to be polished by the dentist.
If one of your teeth has been compromised by an existing dental filling, dental fracture, or an active cavity, the dentist might recommend restoring the tooth’s enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown. This might also be necessary if one of your teeth is significantly misshapen.
If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you should call 713-528-0040 to schedule a consultation at Lasting Impressions Dental Group.