Patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile must make several decisions, starting with finding a dentist they can trust. Dr. Paul Burns, in El Dorado, has been helping his patients understand their cosmetic dentistry options for more than 25 years. He has earned the trust of his patients by delivering gentle care and a full suite of expert dental services, including teeth whitening, Invisalign, and porcelain veneers.
Many patients who have teeth that are misaligned believe that their only option to improve their smile is with orthodontic treatment. While traditional braces, or newer methods like Invisalign, are often used to correct crooked teeth, these treatments can take several years to achieve the desired results. Patients who want a faster treatment may be candidates for porcelain veneers instead.
Dental veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain or resin that are applied to the front of the teeth. They can be used to mask a variety of cosmetic imperfections, such as discoloration, misalignment, or chips and cracks. Veneers can also be used to add support to teeth that are weak or damaged. Veneers can be made of a composite resin or porcelain. While both provide additional functionality to the teeth, porcelain material looks much more like the natural tooth.
Receiving dental veneers is generally an easy process and takes only two trips to the dentist’s office.
Veneers are strong and durable and can be cared for much like your natural teeth; however, there are a few things to remember:
For more information about dental veneers, call the office of W. Paul Burns, DDS today at (870) 686-4232.