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Creating a new smile with porcelain veneers in Longview

Very few things in nature are absolutely perfect, but normally, the flaws create character. When it comes to teeth, they are very rarely perfect, but many patients do not consider these flaws positive. When patients have noticeable flaws in their smile it can make them very self-conscious. Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a number of flaws that are genetic, due to dental issues, or the result of trauma.

The nature and severity of the flaws may determine what treatment options are available. A patient who has severely crooked or crowded teeth that cause a misaligned bite may need orthodontic treatment before considering cosmetic dentistry. When the problems are relatively minor, affecting the aesthetics of the smile but not oral health, porcelain veneers may be a good option for repairing the damage and creating your dream smile.

Veneers are made from very thin pieces of porcelain. They are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth; they can change the size, shape, and shade of your teeth. Veneers are also a good option for restoring teeth that have been chipped or cracked, but have not sustained enough damage to need a dental crown. When the veneer is bonded to the front of the tooth, they restore its appearance and help reinforce it, preventing further damage.

The veneers process is simple, during your first appointment, Dr. Karen Frazer Rea or Dr. F. Dee Rea will give you a thorough dental exam to ensure you do not have any underlying dental problems that have to be addressed before proceeding. They will talk to you about the changes you wish to make to your teeth and smile, so they can design your veneers. They will take photos, x-rays, and impressions once the teeth have been prepared. The information will be used when designing your smile. This will be sent to the dental lab that will create your veneers. Fabricating the veneers normally takes about two or three weeks. Once they are ready, your second appointment will be scheduled. Dr. Karen Frazer Rea or Dr. F. Dee Rea will verify that the veneers are the proper size, shape, and shade before permanently bonding them in place. When the appointment is complete, you will have a beautiful new smile.

Dr. Karen Frazer Rea and Dr. F. Dee Rea want all of their Longview patients to have smiles that they love. If you have damaged teeth, or don’t like your smile, call them at 903.753.3531 to schedule an appointment, your new smile is waiting.
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