Porcelain Veneers – Dallas, TX
Transform Your Smile, Boost Your Confidence!
It’s rare that you meet someone who has a naturally perfect smile. Life happens, which means stains permeate through enamel, teeth get chipped and gaps appear purely as a result of happenstance. Some stains appear with no fault to the person with them, which can make it difficult to smile confidently. But that doesn’t mean you need to settle for cosmetically imperfect teeth. Porcelain veneers transform your smile practically overnight, which is in large part why they’re so popular. If you’re ready to get started building your new smile, contact our office today and speak with any one of our talented dentists!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin covers that rest on top of existing teeth. Their incredibly natural appearance proves them to be a far better solution to hide imperfections in teeth compared to the composite resin materials used in the past. Each veneer is custom-made to fit over your teeth exactly and shaded to match the color of your neighboring teeth, ensuring that they look natural once placed. Since dentists use porcelain, a durable ceramic, you can rest assured knowing that they can withstand daily activities without getting damaged.
Process for Getting Veneers
The process for porcelain veneers is relatively straightforward. Before your treatment begins, you’ll have a thorough examination performed to confirm no dental disease is present. You’ll need to have all tooth decay and gum disease addressed before receiving any cosmetic treatment. Afterwards, you’ll go over your smile goals with the dentist and have your teeth minimally buffed to make room for the veneers. Since this treatment requires minor enamel removal, you’ll want to be sure that you’re okay with this before treatment.
After your teeth are prepared, we’ll take an impression of your smile and use that model to fabricate your veneers at an offsite lab. This creation process takes about two weeks to complete, which means you’ll need to have your teeth covered with temporary veneers while you wait. After fabrication, you’ll come back to have the veneers fitted.
Benefits of Veneers
One of the most notable aspects of porcelain veneers is their effectiveness at transforming smiles in such a short period of time. Those who don’t want to undergo long-term treatments or schedule multiple whitening appointments will find this to be a major benefit. Additionally, veneers can solve a wide variety of imperfections simultaneously, including:
- Permanent discoloration
- Chips and cracks
- Malformed or misshapen teeth
Maintaining Your Veneers
Maintaining your veneers is about as simple as committing to oral hygiene, brushing your teeth after eating significantly staining foods, and visiting the dentist once every six months for cleanings and checkups. Thankfully, porcelain is naturally stain-resistant due to its smooth surface. In contrast, natural enamel carries many cracks and crevices for stains to seep into. For extra protection, consider using a whitening toothpaste approved by the ADA every few days or so. Just make sure that it’s fluoridated as well!