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By The Smile Designer
July 09, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Learn more about these porcelain restorations and how they can enhance and reshape your smile! We know the importance of having aveneers smile that exudes your inner confidence.  But we also know how even the most minor flaws can leave you feeling embarrassed due to your appearance.  Fortunately, our Spring, TX, cosmetic dentist  Dr. Maisa Idriss excels in providing this rather simple solution for giving you a beautiful and natural-looking smile.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are affixed to the front of your teeth to become the new front surface of your smile. The porcelain reflects light in the same way natural tooth enamel does, so no one will be able to tell that you even have veneers!  Veneers can be used to fix a single missing tooth or completely revamp your entire smile! The choice is up to you.

What are the advantages of getting veneers?

Veneers offer many patients a simple and effective way to reshape and completely “makeover” their smile without having to undergo extensive dental procedures. The only preparation required before getting veneers is for Dr. Idriss  to shave a very small amount of enamel off the front of the affected tooth (or teeth). This process offers the veneer enough room to fit over your teeth without looking “bulky”.

Another benefit offered by veneers is that they are created especially for YOUR specific smile, so they provide a realistic appearance and shape that is crucial to looking your best! Veneers can also hide a variety of flaws and imperfections including:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Cracks and chips
  • Malformed or misshapen teeth
  • Unevenness or an asymmetrical smile
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor crowding or twisted teeth

Veneers may also result in a straighter smile without having to resort to orthodontic treatment(s). If there is a cosmetic issue affecting your smile then chances are good veneers can mask it.  Plus, having this layer of porcelain over the front of your teeth will provide added protection and resilience to your teeth.

The porcelain used by Dr. Idris to craft your veneers is also stain-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about stains or yellowing from the foods or drinks you consume. If you do get Veneers just make sure you continue to keep your teeth and gums clean with brushing and flossing and you’ll enjoy your new smile for years to come!

Let the Smile Architect Team at The Smile Designer in Spring, TX, design your new and improved smile after determining whether or not you are a candidate for this form of dental treatment. Schedule a consultation with us today at 281-257-8815.

By The Smile Designer
February 27, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Want a more beautiful smile like those you admire? The dentist at The Smile Designer in Spring, TX, understand the importance of a firstcosmetic dentistry impression, which is why she offers cosmetic dentistry.

Veneers:

Veneers are used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially helpful if they're damaged. The dentist removes some enamel -  an irreversible process, and places the veneer, made out of thin porcelain or plastic, on the surface of the tooth.

Here are some of the conditions where veneers can really help :

  • Stained or discolored teeth, teeth decayed due to poor hygiene, stained teeth due to coffee, tea, or soda,  stained teeth caused by smoking or chewing tobacco.
  • Mis-shapened teeth: crooked, worn or chipped teeth and irregularly shaped teeth.       

Dental implants:

Implants are typically made using a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace your missing tooth root. It creates stability, strength and prevents the weakening and shrinkage of your jawbone. The dentist then seals your gums and allows 3 to 6 months for osseointegration to occur. Your Dr. Idriss then re-opens the area above the titanium post, inserts a screw, places an abutment above the screw and secures a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.

Advantages of dental implants include:

  • Restoring one tooth, a few teeth or all of your teeth.
  • Restoring your bite and chewing function.
  • Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place and don't fall out of place.
  • The dental implants can last a lifetime.       

Tooth Contouring and Reshaping:

Contouring and reshaping your teeth is a simple, cosmetic procedure that will save you time and money, and can give you a more confident smile. Contouring and reshaping can help with a variety of problems:

  • crooked teeth
  • chipped teeth
  • cracked or fractured teeth
  • overlapping or crowded teeth
  • pits and/or grooves in enamel on the teeth       

Cosmetic dentistry is vital for improving the appearance and function of your teeth. If you would like to restore the beauty of your teeth and smile just call your Spring, TX, dentist – Dr. Maisa Idriss at The Smile Designer. 281-257-8815.