Porcelain Veneers Perfect Las Colinas Smiles
Enhancing Smiles That Last
Are you interested in giving your smile a full makeover? Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic method for achieving comprehensive improvements, as they are designed to cover the visible surfaces of natural teeth all at once with an attractive and functional replacement. Misshapen teeth, stubborn stains, gaps, crookedness, cracks – all of these flaws and so many more can be beautifully corrected! Our 21st Century dentists look forward to getting started, so don’t hesitate to contact the practice in Las Colinas, TX for a consultation.
Why Choose 21st Century Dental for Porcelain Veneers?
- High-Quality, Metal-Free Materials
- 100% Customized Improvements
- Decades of Time-Tested Training & Experience
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Have you ever wished you had better-looking teeth without all the hassle of braces (orthodontics) or crowns (caps)? NOW YOU CAN! Porcelain veneers are the answer for instant orthodontics to straighten smiles, close spaces, reshape, and accomplish minor realignments of your teeth. You can even have that "Hollywood" smile you've always wanted.
If you are concerned about what porcelain veneers cost, we think you will be pleasantly surprised. A free cosmetic consultation is waiting for you!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are very thin and are bonded on the front of your anterior teeth. These veneers are about 0.3mm to 0.5mm in thickness but have a durable functionality once bonded to your teeth. Their lifelike appearance combines with the strength, beauty, and durability only porcelain restorations can afford. Veneers have several advantages over crowns (caps). There is no "dark line" that is sometimes seen with older front caps. They transmit light better and, therefore, have a more translucent appearance that results in a natural, esthetic look. Veneers do not require the massive grinding of tooth structure that caps do and accomplish a beautifully gorgeous final result.
What Can I Expect During a Porcelain Veneers Procedure?
How's it done? After a thorough discussion with us to establish just what you wish to accomplish AND establish what can or cannot be done, your first appointment usually involves some minor contouring of the front teeth and taking an impression of the teeth. The veneers are placed and, if satisfactory, bonded in place. A follow-up visit is made in a week. The results are instant and spectacular! Many times, we combine whitening with porcelain veneers to make that perfect smile. If some front teeth are already badly broken down, we can place new, all-porcelain crowns combined with veneers and other cosmetic techniques. In most cases, we can give you that smile you have always wanted.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Porcelain veneers could be the answer to any insecurities you might have about your teeth, but you’ll probably still have a few concerns regarding whether the treatment is right for you. On this page, you’ll find the answers to many of the questions that our team at 21st Century Dental have received regarding veneers. Take the time to read this page and think of a few questions of your own that you can ask during your next consultation.
Can Porcelain Veneers Be Removed Later?
Before you commit to getting porcelain veneers, you should know that the treatment is permanent; you will not be able to have them taken off later unless the underlying tooth requires treatment of some kind. During veneer placement, small amounts of enamel are removed so that there’s enough space for a restoration. This is an important step since the tooth in question will end up looking unusually bulky compared to the rest of the smile if the proper adjustments aren’t made first. Because of that, though, some of the tooth’s structure will be permanently lost, making veneers or crowns a necessity from then on.
Is the Procedure Uncomfortable?
Given the preparations that are required at the beginning of the process, it’s often assumed by anxious patients that it will hurt when they receive their veneers. The good news is that 21st Century Dental is committed to your comfort at all times. We’ll take every possible step to help you feel completely at ease before beginning your treatment; this might include using complimentary nitrous oxide to relieve any dental anxieties or phobias you may have. Also, your mouth will be numbed so that you won’t feel any pain during preparation or placement. You should be able to return to work or drive yourself home with no problems afterwards.
How Long Will Veneers Last?
Veneers are very durable and can last for many years – about 10 to 15 on average. They will need to be replaced eventually, but you can make your current set last as long as possible with proper maintenance. That means brushing your teeth regularly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. You should also wear a mouthguard at night to stop you from clenching or grinding your teeth while you sleep. Return to your cosmetic dentist at 21st Century Dental every six months for a checkup; that way, we can catch problems with your veneers as quickly as possible.
How Do I Know If I’m a Good Candidate for Veneers?
There are actually multiple reasons why you could be eligible by veneers. You could have damaged teeth, a misshapen smile, sizable gaps, or stains that won’t respond to whitening; you might even suffer from a combination of these issues. Veneers can be an excellent solution if you want to address all of these flaws at once and make significant changes to your appearance with a single cosmetic treatment. Note that your teeth and gums need to be healthy before we can begin the process.