Instant orthodontics refers to a group of procedures that use porcelain veneers and dental crowns to eliminate gaps, correct overlaps, and improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Thanks to the help of the skilled professionals at Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston, TX, you can achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of in a quick and relatively pain-free manner. Dr. Spiker Davis and Dr. Matt Guerre will assess your needs and discuss your smile goals on your first visit. Custom porcelain veneers can provide natural-looking and durable results for your smile makeover.
Candidates for porcelain veneers
Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers are adults who want to feel more confident about their smile. You can benefit from instant orthodontics with custom porcelain veneers if you have imperfections including chips, breaks, uneven ridges, cracks, stains, or gaps between teeth.
Custom porcelain veneers are recommended for patients with healthy teeth and gums who don’t have dental problems such as bruxism (teeth clenching or grinding) or periodontal disease. However, these issues can be addressed during your consultation at Cosmetic Dental Associates. After any necessary treatment occurs, porcelain veneers may be a viable option for you.
Reasons to get custom porcelain veneers
There are many reasons you may choose porcelain veneers for instant orthodontics. Cosmetic porcelain veneers are thin shells that are bonded directly to the front of a patient’s teeth. Veneers offer a long-lasting solution and serve as an extra layer of protection for individuals with damaged teeth. Patients with crooked or gapped teeth may benefit from porcelain veneers as well, as an orthodontic option that provides the appearance of straighter teeth.
Dr. Davis and Dr. Guerre have experience using porcelain veneers to help improve the color, length, size, or shape of teeth. In terms of color, professional teeth whitening treatments can reduce stains; however, some discoloration may not completely go away. At Cosmetic Dental Associates, we can brighten your smile with porcelain veneers and hide stains that teeth whitening alone cannot eliminate.
The veneer process
During your initial visit, Dr. Davis or Dr. Guerre will remove some of the natural enamel from your teeth in order to make room for the custom porcelain veneers. Next, we will take impressions of the teeth to properly construct the veneers so they fit comfortably against your teeth and gums. Temporary veneers are placed on your teeth while your permanent porcelain veneers are custom-made in a dental lab.
Once your porcelain veneers are ready, your temporary veneers will be removed and your permanent veneers will be attached to the front of your teeth. We will make sure that they fit properly and make adjustments if needed. Mild sensitivity to hot or cold food or beverages may occur for up to six weeks following the procedure. Ultimately, veneers are a straightforward procedure that can be customized to meet the needs of patients with different orthodontic issues.
Porcelain veneers are designed to blend with natural teeth easily, and can last many years when they are cared for properly. To maximize the life of your veneers, a regular at-home oral hygiene routine must be followed.
Benefits of instant orthodontics
An instant orthodontics procedure offers many benefits to our patients in Houston, TX. Some of the biggest advantages of porcelain veneer treatment for a smile makeover include:
Porcelain veneers don’t require the food restrictions that traditional braces do
Treatment is completed in a fraction of the time of other orthodontic methods
There is no need for uncomfortable metal brackets or wires
Custom porcelain veneers can address a variety of cosmetic issues as well as crooked, jagged, or gapped teeth
Get a smile makeover with Cosmetic Dental Associates
For cosmetic dentistry issues, porcelain veneers provide instant orthodontic options for patients who want the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Spiker Davis and Dr. Matt Guerre at Cosmetic Dental Associates have successfully provided their patients with attractive smile makeovers. This long-lasting dentistry procedure can give patients a whiter, straighter smile. To learn more about instant orthodontics and custom porcelain veneers, contact our Houston, TX office today.