As the years roll by, it’s possible for the teeth in your smile to suffer some imperfections. Stains, chips and old fillings can leave you feeling awkward in social settings. In a situation like this Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian will often recommend restoring your smile with custom dental veneers.
These are essentially custom shaped, thin porcelain shells that can be shaded to look just like, bright, white tooth enamel. They are fitted over the face of every visible tooth to give you a white and winning smile.
At your first appointment Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian will examine each tooth in your smile, which often involves taking a few X-rays. It’s important to make sure that each tooth has sufficient enamel to anchor a dental veneer. If one or more teeth lack the sufficient enamel, to mount a dental veneer, they might recommend restoring all of the tooth enamel with a porcelain crown. This is even more likely to be the case if a tooth has old fillings or a large chip.
After all of the teeth in your smile have been assessed, Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian will make a detailed impression of your smile. This will be sent to a dental lab where your porcelain dental veneers will be crafted.
Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian will call you in for a second appointment when your dental veneers come back from the lab. During this appointment, they will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. The corresponding dental veneer will them be cemented in place.
If the teeth in your smile are suffering from multiple imperfection, you should call Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian’s office in San Antonio, Texas at 210-761-5452 to see if dental veneers are right for you.