Porcelain Veneers – Carrollton, TX
Custom-Made Smile Transformation
What do you see when you look at your smile? What is the first thing that you notice? Does it make you happy, or does it make you doubt yourself? Teeth can suffer from a wide variety of problems, and separate procedures to fix each one can be both costly and time consuming. Porcelain veneers, however, can correct and mask multiple cosmetic flaws at the same time, including:
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Obvious gaps between teeth
Each one of these imperfections can dramatically affect how you look. Porcelain veneers are a simple way to completely makeover your smile and give you your confidence back here in Carrollton, TX!
Why Choose On Point Dentistry for Porcelain Veneers?
- Able to Eliminate Multiple Flaws at the Same Time
- Instant Orthodontics—Correct Slightly Crooked Teeth
- Custom-Made for Every Single Patient
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are extremely-thin ceramic coverings that are bonded to the front of your teeth in order to improve their appearance. They offer a much less invasive way to fix a multitude of cosmetic issues and can enhance a patient’s teeth both aesthetically and functionally. The high-quality ceramic material is able to faithfully replicate a natural tooth’s color, shape, size, and strength. It is also non-porous, making it stain-resistant. This means you will have teeth that are both pleasing to look at and can be trusted day to day.
What Is It Like To Get Porcelain Veneers?
The procedure to get porcelain veneers is quick, painless, and can be completed in just two easy visits. When you come into the dental office, your cosmetic dentist in Carrollton, Dr. Marco Caballeros, will look at your teeth and gums to determine if porcelain veneers are the best solution for your smile. They only require that you have a minimal amount of healthy dental structure to support them.
If he decides you’re ready to proceed, he will start by buffing off a very small portion of your natural enamel – only about 2mm. This is about the thickness of a contact lens. This allows your teeth to have enough room for the veneers. He will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a local dental lab to fabricate your veneers. You will wear a temporary set while they are being made.
Once the veneers are ready, Dr. Caballeros will use a composite resin to firmly bond them to your teeth. The resin provides a very secure hold and only takes a few minutes to completely harden. Afterward, simple brushing and flossing can help maintain your veneers for many years. You basically need to take care of them like your normal teeth, so be sure to wear a mouthguard when playing sports and avoid chewing extremely hard foods.
Made Just For You
Every set of veneers is custom made for each patient. This allows people to choose the degree of change they want, whether it be subtle or dramatic. A personal touch is that we will take the extra time to make sure your veneers are perfectly shaded to match the rest of your teeth.
Still Have Questions?
Porcelain veneers have helped many people get the smile they’ve always wanted with just one simple procedure. If you think they might be the right solution for you, please give us a call today.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile and lifelike cosmetic dental treatments currently available. They can be used to correct all kinds of imperfections, from cracks and chips to minor gaps. However, it’s perfectly normal to have a few questions before you go through with the treatment. That’s why we’ve answered some of the question we get asked the most often about porcelain veneers.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Because a very small part of your natural tooth structure is etched away in order to place veneers, they are indeed considered a permanent treatment. An ultra-thin layer of enamel is removed from the front and sides of the affected tooth in order to place the restoration. Were this step not performed, your veneers would bulge out unattractively in your smile and make your teeth look unnatural. Since veneers are permanent, your teeth will always need some kind of protection moving forward, whether that be veneers or dental crowns.
Does Getting Veneers Hurt?
You might be worried that shaving off some enamel may be painful, but you don’t need to fret about that. We’ll make sure to numb that area of your mouth before preparing your teeth for veneers. After your veneers are attached, you may experience some degree of soreness for a few days afterward. However, this is nothing that cannot be managed by taking some ibuprofen as directed on the bottle.
Will Veneers Impact My Diet?
Unlike metal braces, which severely limit which foods you can and cannot eat, porcelain veneers will not force you to change your diet. Just like with your natural teeth, chewing on extremely hard foods can damage your veneers, so we recommend staying away from foods like hard breads, popcorn kernels, nuts, and hard candies. We also suggest you avoid chewing on ice and using your teeth to open packaging, crack nuts, hold bags, open bottles, etc. to prevent damage to your veneers as well as your natural teeth.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Usually, veneers have the potential to last for 10, 15, or even 20 years, provided you take proper care of them. They do not require any special care beyond what you would extend to your natural teeth. Brush twice a day with an ultra-soft toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste, floss at least once daily, and attend checkups and cleanings every six months with your cosmetic dentist in Carrollton, TX. Lastly, avoid any of the harmful habits discussed in the previous question. You should also wear a mouthguard during sporting events and practices as well as a nightguard if you grind your teeth during the night.
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