Advances in cosmetic dentistry have put a Hollywood-style spectacular smile within reach for virtually any patient. One particularly useful tool in cosmetic dentistry is the dental veneer.
These thin porcelain shells that sit atop your natural teeth are versatile devices that your dentist can use to correct problems ranging from gaps to misalignments. Veneers can conceal chips or cracks in the teeth or cover up tough stains that don’t respond to other teeth whitening treatments.
Sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics,” porcelain veneers can achieve their desired results in just a few appointments.
If you are getting porcelain veneers, you will have at least one appointment—and possibly more if your case is complex—in which your dentist will collect information that will be used in planning the veneers.
After completing the planning process, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. Those impressions then will be sent to the laboratory that will create your porcelain veneers. Your dentist will also provide specifications for the shade of the veneers so that they’ll blend in with the rest of your teeth.
Depending on the thickness of the veneer, your dentist may need to prep your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel, equal in thickness to the veneer, prior to taking those impressions.
Once your veneers are back from the lab, your dentist will schedule an appointment to place them. At this point, the dentist can make additional changes to the shade and shape of the veneers.
In some ways, veneers are like a work of art. Our dentists take great care to ensure that your veneers are pleasing to the eye, and this process can require a series of adjustments to get the veneers to the point of being “just right.”
Once you are satisfied with your porcelain veneers, your dentist in grand prairie will bond them to your teeth using a dental cement.
Your veneers can last for many years if you care for them properly and avoid biting directly into hard materials. For an aesthetic improvement with a quick turnaround time but a long lifespan, consider veneers.
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Dental veneers are very thin covers permanently cemented on the front of problematic teeth. Veneers are a minimally invasive answer to resolve multiple dental problems such as:
Stained teeth – When your dental hygiene visit or teeth whitening does not resolve your cosmetic issues, dental veneers can turn stained, discolored teeth into the smile you have always coveted.
Chipped or broken teeth – In lieu of more extensive dental work, veneers can cover problems evening out chipped or misshapen teeth.
Veneers are very thin, tooth colored shells that are created to match your natural teeth that will be used to cover teeth that are imperfect due to being deeply stained, broken, chipped, misshapen, or poorly spaced.
Veneers are most often made from porcelain. This is significant as this material is stain resistant, yet provides a most natural appearance when placed over teeth.
Your cosmetic dentist will prepare your teeth for veneers by taking dental impressions and photographs to make sure the finished result will create a natural appearance designed to cover the offending teeth while maintaining the shape and shade of neighboring untreated teeth. Read More…
Do you dream of a smile free of imperfections? Do you wish your teeth were straighter or whiter? Perhaps a chipped tooth or a noticeable gap between two teeth make you feel too embarrassed to smile. Contrary to popular opinion, beautiful smiles are normally not an attribute that someone is born with. The truth is that behind nearly every perfect, vibrant smile is the work of a cosmetic dentist and fortunately, the smile you have always dreamed of is attainable with a common cosmetic enhancement, porcelain veneers. Read More…