Regular tobacco use introduces tar and other chemicals to your mouth that can cause potent dental stains. Abstaining from tobacco is the best method for preventing further dental stains and reducing your chances of suffer health problems.
If you are uncomfortable with quitting tobacco use, yet you want a whiter smile, you might be interested in having Dr. Ben Taylor fit the teeth in your smile with dental veneers. These are basically thin porcelain shells that are created in a professional dental lab to fit over the face of each tooth in your smile.
The white porcelain material will resist tobacco stains better than your natural tooth enamel. This will make it much easier to maintain your white smile while you work on total tobacco cessation.
Dr. Ben Taylor will start by performing a thorough dental exam to ensure that each tooth has sufficient enamel to anchor a dental veneer. If one of your teeth lack sufficient enamel to mount a veneer, Dr. Ben Taylor might recommend fitting that tooth with a porcelain dental crown.
Dr. Ben Taylor will then cast a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to one of a dental lab where technicians will create your dental veneers.
We will call you to schedule a second appointment when your veneers are ready. Dr. Ben Taylor will remove a small amount of tooth enamel from each tooth intended for a dental veneer. This will provide sufficient texture to bond each veneer in place.
If you live in the Louisville, Kentucky, area and you’re interested in having your smile improved by dental veneers, you should call 502-893-5677 to schedule a consultation at First Care Dental.