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A white and winning smile plays to your advantage in many of life’s social situations. This is even more true if you work in business, sales or customer service. The nature of the imperfections in your smile will directly influence the cosmetic dentistry solutions that Dr. Greg Atwood might recommend.

Dental veneers in Odessa, Texas, can be used to remedy teeth with chips and deep stains. They are porcelain shells that are custom crafted in a dental lab, and they will fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. Once they are installed, they will look exactly like natural tooth enamel.

At the same time, the porcelain material is not as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel, so your smile will stay white for a long time.

At the first appointment, your dentist will examine the teeth in your smile and take a few X-rays to assess the health of each tooth. It’s important to make sure that there is sufficient strong enamel to securely mount a veneer.

If one of the teeth in your smile has been compromised by past dental work or if it lacks sufficient enamel, Dr. Greg Atwood might recommend having it restored by a crown.

After the examination, he will then take a detailed impression of your smile. This impression will be sent to a dental lab to be used as a guide for crafting your custom porcelain dental veneers.

Dr. Greg Atwood will call you to schedule the second appointment when your veneers are ready. During this appointment, he will use a drill to remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before cementing your new dental veneers in place.

If you want to improve your imperfect smile, you should call Atwood Family Dental at 432.337.6165 to ask about dental veneers.