Are small dental flaws in your teeth keeping you from smiling as widely or often as you would like? If so, composite resin veneers with Slidell dentist Dr. Mike Robichaux can help. Veneers are thin layers made of composite resin that are applied over the front surface of teeth to mask an array of cosmetic imperfections. Made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, composite resin veneers are virtually indistinguishable when in place.
Whether you need one or several veneers, Dr. Robichaux will craft and place them with precision and care, so you can obtain the beautiful and flawless smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Why Composite Resin Veneers?
Veneers can be made of several materials, including composite resin. Composite resin is a safe, high-quality material that is regularly used to create many types of dental restorations, including dental fillings, inlays, onlays and crowns. While veneers made of other materials require multiple dental visits and involve the removal of existing tooth structure, composite resin veneers typically require one dental visit and little to no tooth reshaping. The composite material is applied to the outer surface of the tooth and molded by the dentist, making the veneers treatment fairly quick and effective.
What Can Composite Resin Veneers Improve?
Veneers are very versatile in use. They can improve the following:
- Small chips and cracks in the teeth
- Small gaps or spaces in between teeth
- Discoloration and stains (including those that do not respond well to whitening products)
- Worn tooth enamel
- Irregularly shaped or sized teeth
Dr. Robichaux can create and place your composite resin veneers in a single dental appointment. The first step is to thoroughly clean your teeth and prepare them to receive the composite material. This may involve removing a very small amount of tooth structure. Dr. Robichaux is very conservative in his approach to removing tooth structure as he wants to preserve as much of your natural teeth as possible. Next, he will use a shading guide to select the material color that best resembles your natural tooth color. He will then apply the composite material onto the tooth or teeth and mold it to the desired shape and appearance. Using a special light, Dr. Robichaux will bond the material to the teeth, buff it, and polish it for a seamless and beautiful look.
With good oral hygiene and proper care, your composite resin veneers can last many years. The key is to brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth. Avoid or limit biting down on hard foods and objects (e.g., fingernails, ice) with your veneers to prevent them from cracking. Visit Dr. Robichaux for routine dental checkups and cleanings every six months to keep your veneers and teeth looking beautiful and healthy.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Robichaux
Veneers are a great way to transform your smile and confidence. Dr. Robichaux offers veneers, as well as a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures at his Slidell practice. He can develop a customized treatment plan that fits your unique dental needs and goals.
To learn more about veneers or the other cosmetic dentistry procedures we perform, please schedule a personal appointment with us.