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Tooth enamel that has been discolored or suffers from chronic dental stains can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile’s appearance. This can be particularly troublesome if you use tobacco products.

In many of these cases, the dental stains that build up on your teeth can prove increasingly difficult to remove the whitening products sold in the oral hygiene aisle. In a situation like this, you could choose to have Dr. Kim Loan Nguyen perform a dental bleaching treatment or to restore the faces of your teeth with dental veneers.

They are thin porcelain shells produced in a dental lab from a special porcelain material will mimic the appearance of white tooth enamel. The dental veneers won’t be as receptive to future dental stains. This will make it easy to maintain your white and appealing smile.

If a tooth has been compromised by an old dental filling, new cavity, or some other type of physical defect, Dr. Kim Loan Nguyen might recommend restoring it with a porcelain dental crown. This will fully replace the tooth’s entire enamel layer with the same dental porcelain material used in the veneers.

When the dental veneers are ready you will need to return to Dr. Kim Loan Nguyen’s dental office to have them installed. The process involves her removing a small amount of tooth enamel from each tooth in your smile before she cements the corresponding dental veneer in place.

If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you are struggling to deal with an unappealing smile, you should call 281-759-1277 to talk to a staff member at Smile Image Dentists about dental veneers.