Tobacco use is well known for its ability to create deep stains in the tooth enamel in a very short amount of time. On a longer timeline, these chronic staining issues can prove to be a significant nuisance in your social life. Obviously, tobacco cessation is the only effective method to prevent further staining.
One way to reduce the impact of further tobacco stains is to have dental veneers installed at Dental Arts of Frederick. The special dental-grade porcelain material used to create the veneers will not be as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel. With regular brushing, it might be easier to mitigate the appearance of tobacco stains on your smile.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Kevin Oakes 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 enough healthy tooth enamel to secure each veneer. If one of the teeth lacks sufficient enamel, he might recommend having it restored by a dental crown.
Your dentist will then remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. Next, he will take a detailed impression of all the teeth in your smile. This will be sent a dental lab to be used as a guide for creating your custom porcelain dental veneers.
A second appointment will be needed once the lab technician has completed the veneers. During this appointment, your dentist will cement your new dental veneers in place.
If you live in the Frederick, Maryland, area and you are struggling with a tobacco-stained smile, you should call 301-663-5552 to set up a consultation at Dental Arts of Frederick.