Getting a movie-star smile

Getting a movie-star smile

Feb 16, 2016

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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