Transforming Smiles with Porcelain Veneers in Plano, TX
If your teeth are healthy but you're still unhappy with the appearance of your smile, Dr. Blankenship, Dr. Pollard and Dr. Patel can help. Multiple dental imperfections are improved with porcelain veneers in Plano, TX. These thin, tooth-shaped coverings restore or dramatically enhance the appearance of the teeth that show when you smile.
Porcelain veneers are currently one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. Completed in just two visits to Dental Renaissance, veneers look, fit, and feel just like natural teeth -- except, of course, better. Keep reading to learn how they work, the process for implementation, and whether or not you may be a good candidate for veneers.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
There is nothing complicated in the way porcelain veneers work. These wafer-thin coverings simply mask the appearance of cosmetic flaws. Your natural teeth are still back there -- they just have a beautiful porcelain covering on top. Dental veneers can be used to fix a number of flaws on otherwise healthy front teeth, including…
- Chipped teeth
- Short or stubby teeth
- Teeth that are slightly gapped
- Discoloration or stains
- And other cosmetic imperfections
Virtually any esthetic issue is improved with veneers. Teeth that are weak, worn, or decayed are better suited by dental crowns. You and your dentist will discuss which option is best for you and your smile.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Applied?
The process for dental veneers is usually completed in two visits to Dental Renaissance. In the first appointment, you and your dentist will thoroughly discuss your smile. How did it get into its current state? What do you hope to achieve with cosmetic dentistry? Veneers are highly customizable to the precise size, shape, and color you desire. It’s a good idea to bring photos of smiles you admire into this initial visit.
After a treatment plan is in place, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the permanent veneers. Tooth preparation involves removing a bit of enamel from the surface of the tooth -- most veneers will look bulky if they are applied directly to the tooth. Impressions are taken and temporary veneers cover up the prepared teeth.
In the time between your first and second appointment, your veneers are manufactured by an expert ceramist. You return to our office when they are ready. Your dentist removes the temporaries and gives you the first look at your new veneers. When we have your final approval, they are securely bonded onto the surface of the teeth.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for YOU?
Most adults who wish to dramatically transform their smiles are eligible for the veneer procedure. However, not all cases are treatable with veneers. Patients who have severe gaps between teeth, dental crowding, or misalignments benefit most from traditional orthodontia. And weak, worn, or decayed teeth require restoration with a filling or dental crown.
Contact Us to Learn More About Porcelain Veneers
Still, most healthy teeth that are affected by one or more cosmetic flaws are treatable with porcelain veneers. If you would like to discuss your eligibility for the cosmetic procedure, please get in touch with the office of Dental Renaissance. We invite you to request an appointment today!