Getting a movie-star smile

Do you ever look at actors and celebrities and wonder how they got those rows of perfectly shaped, straight, white teeth? Did you think that perhaps they were just born with a smile fit for the big screen?

Most likely not. There’s a good chance that many of them have porcelain veneers on their teeth, and you can also get that picture-perfect smile with the help of Dr. Armstrong’s expertise in cosmetic dentistry.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are thin, durable porcelain shells that are custom made for your teeth. Veneers are a popular choice for many people because they look and feel natural and can give you a gorgeous, radiant smile.

Getting beautiful teeth with veneers is a very customized process, so be sure you choose a skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Armstrong. Porcelain veneers are strong, resistant to stains, and will last many years with proper care.

How Do Veneers Work?

First, talk with Dr. Armstrong about what you are hoping to achieve with veneers. He will then measure your teeth and create a mold for the veneers, and they will be created in a special dental laboratory. Only about ½ millimeter of your tooth’s enamel will be removed, which makes veneers a conservative and efficient process for getting great-looking teeth.

Once the veneers are ready, Dr. Armstrong will see you for your final placement. The veneers will be adhered to your teeth with a special bonding material. During the process, Dr. Armstrong will be checking for proper size, placement, and color to ensure you have the best-looking smile possible. He will also check your bite and ensure that your teeth are properly aligned.

Who Should Get Veneers?

The beauty of veneers is they can correct a wide array of aesthetic dental problems, including:

  • Teeth that resist whitening
  • Stains from tetracycline, root canals, or other issues
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps in the teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Minor problems with misalignment/ crooked teeth

How Do I Care for My Veneers?

Veneers simply require regular dental care, just like your natural teeth. Brushing twice daily, flossing every day, and biannual dental visits will ensure your mouth is healthy. To help keep your veneers looking great for years to come, treat them with care as you would your natural teeth.

Are you wondering if veneers might be right for you? The best way to find out is to talk with an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Armstrong. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, he and his staff offer general dentistry, emergency dentistry, restorations, and oral surgery for complete dental care all in one office. We are conveniently located in Houston’s Westchase area. Call for an appointment today!

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Could whiter teeth change your life?

Your smile is one of your most memorable features. Is it giving others the right impression? If your teeth aren’t bright and white, your smile isn’t as brilliant and beautiful as it could be.

The good news is, Dr. Craig Armstrong and his team can fix that. Many people acquire stains from years of drinking coffee, cola, or tea, while others are simply born with teeth that are not naturally white. Whatever the cause, Dr. Armstrong can discuss your options for a brighter, whiter smile that will turn heads.

Whitening Right

With all the over-the-counter whitening products available, many people wonder if they can get the results they want from one of these items. But in most cases, these products won’t be as powerful as what your dentist can provide, and they aren’t for everyone. People with sensitive teeth, worn tooth enamel, or gum disease may not be candidates for any tooth whitening products. In addition, they are much weaker formulations of what your dentist has, so the process can take much longer, causing possible gum irritation and excess tooth sensitivity. There are also many risks to unsupervised teeth whitening.

The best and safest way to approach whitening your teeth is to ask your dentist about it. At Dr. Armstrong’s office, you can get a customized whitening program that requires just two office visits. If you have any tooth bonding, composite fillings, or porcelain veneers, these will need to be taken into account as they will not be affected by any whitening process. Dr. Armstrong can guide you through the process of replacing any dental work, if necessary, to give you the most radiant and consistent results.

The Impact of a Whiter Smile

Perhaps one of the most gratifying things about helping a patient get a brighter, whiter smile is how it affects their entire life afterward. When you feel great about your teeth, it comes across in everything you do. It can give you enhanced confidence and self-esteem that you may not have known was lacking before. You’re quick to flash a smile at someone you’ve just met. You’re confident and comfortable in business meetings.

Feeling great about your mouth has such a powerful impact on your personal and professional life. Most patients only regret that they didn’t do it sooner.

A Comprehensive Approach to Dental Care

Dr. Craig Armstrong believes that the best smiles are not only healthy but beautiful too. That’s why he specializes in dental health, emergency dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. His complete approach to having a mouth that looks and feels great is why his patients trust him with their smiles.

Find out more about how Dr. Armstrong and his team can give you the best smile of your life. Contact our dental office in Houston’s Westchase area today!

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