Request Request Appointment Office Our 2 Locations

Give Yourself A Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers

May 9, 2014

Having insecurities about your smile can really affect the way you interact with others and yourself. You may cover your mouth when you laugh or smile, or do not think you make a lasting first impression when you smile. Though you may not think anything can help you with your smile, Drs. Robert and Chris Long is able to transform your smile with porcelain veneers!

If you have discolored, chipped, or unappealing teeth overall, porcelain veneers is a wonderful option for you to consider. Transforming your smile in as little as two appointments, there is no reason not to consider porcelain veneers! Your journey begins with a consultation with Drs. Long. There, they will be able to get a better look at your smile, talk you through the process, as well as answer any questions or concerns you may have, as we want you to be as informed as possible throughout the entire process.

If you are considered a candidate, Drs. Long makes impressions of your mouth, so your porcelain veneers can be custom made just for you!  You natural tooth is prepared by removing a small amount of enamel, making sure your new porcelain veneers have room. Once the veneers are applied, they are made permanent with dental resin cement. At the end, you are left with a perfect, gleaming smile!

One of the benefits to porcelain veneers is the fact they look completely natural. Like a lot of people, you may not want your cosmetic work to be obvious, and porcelain veneers give you the wonderful option of looking as natural as possible. They are also stain resistant, and, with proper maintenance, can last up to 10 years!

At Long Family Dental, we provide quality general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services in Cleburne and Midlothian. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment. Dr. Bob Long and Dr. Chris Long are here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Revitalize Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

May 23, 2013

Are you disappointed with your smile when you look in the mirror? Do you find yourself wishing your teeth were whiter, straighter, or just more perfect? Luckily, your dentist has a solution for you. Porcelain veneers are a great cosmetic dentistry procedure than can have a positive impact on your smile.

Your smile may currently be chipped, stained, crooked, have gaps, cracks or other flaws. Porcelain veneers are a great way to correct and hide imperfections in your smile. Since they’re thin pieces of high quality porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth, they can change the way your smile appears to the world. Anything you don’t like about the appearance of your smile can be hidden away, transforming your smile immediately without the need for extensive dental work. Porcelain is an ideal material because it reflects light similarly to tooth enamel, giving you a smile that is natural in appearance.

If your dentist decides that porcelain veneers are the right choice for your smile, they’ll have your veneers custom made in a dental lab to enhance your smile. They’ll remove a small amount of your natural tooth structure and affix the porcelain veneers to the front of your teeth. Instantly, your smile will be revitalized. The entire process usually takes two dental appointments.

If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your smile, you don’t have to live with it. Porcelain veneers allow your dentist to reshape the appearance of your smile, hiding any imperfections or flaws. Call your dentist today to learn more or see if this option is right for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry Defined

December 20, 2012

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, cosmetic dentistry is defined as “comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, aesthetics, and function.” Thus, cosmetic dentistry is a term that encompasses anything having to do with the appearance of your teeth.

While it is essential to your wellbeing that your teeth are healthy, it’s also important that your teeth look attractive as well. A smile is one of the first things other people notice about you, so a healthy smile makes a good impression.

There are a variety of different procedures that fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry, especially as each individual dental practice defines it a little differently. These are some of the standard types of cosmetic dental procedures.

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Invisalign Clear Braces
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Cosmetic Bonding

If you are unsatisfied with the color of your teeth, if your teeth are stained, crooked, or chipped, then cosmetic dentistry could be what you’re looking for. Most dentists will start by having a consultation with you to analyze the current state of your teeth and understand your personal goals for your smile. Then, they’ll create a treatment plan using any number of these cosmetic dentistry techniques to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry is an important type of dentistry as it deals with the day to day appearance of your teeth. It helps enhance the natural beauty of your teeth and gives you a boost of self-confidence. When you feel confident about the appearance of your teeth, you’ll smile proudly and look forward to social interactions. Thus, it’s important to carefully consider your cosmetic dentist to ensure that you will be satisfied with their work. Cosmetic dentistry can affect your life for the better.