If you have multiple imperfections affecting the appearance of your smile, it can be daunting to consider undergoing several cosmetic treatments to fix them. Fortunately, porcelain veneers provide a solution to any number of flaws -- with just one treatment. These thin coverings made of dental porcelain transform the size, shape, color, and overall appearance of the teeth that show when you smile. Most patients are good candidates for porcelain veneers in Preston Hollow!
What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are one of the most popular options in cosmetic dentistry currently available, as they provide something of a do-over for your smile. They are tooth-shaped restorations that are permanently affixed to the front sides of the teeth that show when you smile. Veneers are fully customizable to reflect the look that suits you best.
Most veneers are crafted from 100% porcelain, a material that reflects light just like your natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is more resistant to stains than your regular teeth, however, meaning that veneers can stay bright white for years after their application.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Applied?
After we determine that porcelain veneers are the best solution for your smile, you can expect the treatment to be carried out over the course of two appointments to Dallas Esthetics. During the first visit, we will decide on the specifications that fit your unique needs and put together a treatment plan built just for you. Next, we remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the surface of the front teeth -- doing so helps ensure the permanent veneers will lie flat in the smile. Impressions are made, and we will place temporary veneers for you to wear in the time between appointments.
In the second appointment, your dentist removes the temporary veneers and checks the fit of the permanent restorations. After any necessary adjustments are made, the permanent bonding material is placed and the veneers are securely affixed to the front teeth.
How to Maintain Veneers?
After you receive your veneers, keep up with your good dental hygiene habits to enjoy your beautiful smile. Brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly, and your veneers can last for many years. Protect your new smile with a custom-fitted mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night or play sports.
Who Is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Most adult patients who are in good oral health are candidates for dental veneers. We usually advise patients to wait until they are older than age 18 to get veneers, as an unexpected growth spurt or change in the teeth could cause veneers to have to be replaced (an expensive undertaking). Additionally, patients should have good periodontal and dental health, free from gum disease and tooth decay, before getting dental veneers. We will schedule a checkup and cleaning to ensure your smile is healthy before we begin with veneers.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Are you interested in transforming the appearance of your smile? If so, don’t wait to get in touch with the team at Dallas Esthetics. We can’t wait to discuss all of your options in cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers. Call us to schedule an appointment today!