Porcelain veneers: Handcrafted Beauty for Stunning Smiles

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If you want to significantly enhance your smile’s appearance in a brief period of time, you may want to consider porcelain veneers as a possible solution. These thin, tooth-shaped shells that are bonded atop your natural teeth provide an effective remedy for a number of aesthetic flaws, including deep stains, chips or cracks in the teeth. For some patients, veneers may even be used to create the appearance of a perfectly aligned smile when the natural teeth are slightly crooked.

Porcelain veneers are painstakingly crafted to meet the patient’s unique specifications, and each patient is carefully evaluated to determine the preferred design for the patient’s veneers.

The treatment process required for veneers generally takes place over 2-3 appointments with cosmetic dentist. Those office visits typically are scheduled a few weeks apart.

At the first appointment, the cosmetic dentist will evaluate the patient’s case. This will involve a visual inspection of the patient’s teeth, and the dentist may take some x-rays as well. The dentist will gather the data necessary for the veneers to be created at this visit. This data includes information on the desired shade and shape of the veneers.

The dentist may also prepare the teeth for veneer placement at the initial appointment. Depending on the thickness of the veneer, a thin layer of enamel may need to be removed from the tooth in order to make room for the veneer so that it will not protrude from the rest of the smile.

The patient then returns to the office after the veneers have been created and are ready to be bonded to the teeth. Before the veneers are attached to the teeth, the cosmetic dentist can make further adjustments to the shade and shape of the veneer, per the patient’s request. After the veneers are bonded to the teeth, though, they can no longer be altered, so be sure that you are satisfied with them before the dentist takes that step.

Porcelain veneers can dramatically affect the smile’s appearance with minimal effort on the patient’s part, so if you have been dissatisfied with some aspect of your smile, contact Anderson Dentistry at 817-485-2111 to discuss this treatment option with our cosmetic dentist.

How Durable are Porcelain Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers are probably the most versatile treatment option a cosmetic dentist has to offer. The thin tooth-shaped shells can be used to conceal a variety of flaws, from chips to cracks to gaps.

Veneers can also help to brighten severely stained teeth or straighten out a stretch of misaligned ones.

Patients gain a number of benefits when they choose veneers to improve a smile’s appearance.

Most notably, veneers will last patients for years. Although they are made of porcelain, a material that is typically associated with fragility, they are quite durable. Veneers are bonded to the teeth using a sturdy dental cement that will hold them in place.

When cared for properly, veneers can last for up to a decade. Patients should be sure to brush and floss as recommended to achieve the maximum longevity from their veneers. This will help to keep the mouth clean and free of bacteria that can damage the teeth and compromise the veneers.

Additionally, patients who have veneers may want to avoid biting directly into particularly hard items to protect the veneer.

Although veneers are long-lasting, the process of placing them is speedy. Veneers achieve the desired effect with a minimal time commitment on the patient’s part. Patients only have to wait a matter of weeks before enjoying brand-new smiles.

The process of placing veneers takes place over just two office visits. At the first appointment, the dentist will collect information that will be used in the treatment planning process. That information is then forwarded to the lab that will create the devices.

After the veneers have been crafted by the lab, the patient returns for the second visit. At that time, the dentist makes any final adjustments to the shape or shade of the veneers then bonds them to the teeth.

Veneers can transform your smile for years to come. If you want a long-lasting method for improving upon your pearly whites, contact our office, serving Hurst TX, for more information on this treatment option.

Treatment options to improve smile symmetry

As we go through life, we notice there are many folks that naturally bring their hand to their mouth when they smile. Generally, that is because there is something about their smile they do not like and wish to hide. If you are one of those people, a visit to your dentist to discuss dental veneers in Grapevine TX can change that for you.

A dental veneer is a shell like covering that is attached to the front of your tooth. It is used to correct many dental imperfections such as stained or discolored teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, gaps or spaces between teeth or misaligned, crooked teeth. Another situation suited for dental veneers is for the person with dental decay, but the tooth is still healthy enough to save. A veneer not only covers, but improves the stability of that tooth.

A cosmetic dentist can work wonders developing dental veneers that will closely match the shape and shade of your untreated teeth making your dental veneers almost undetectable. And by placing the veneers over your own teeth, you are merely covering up those imperfections with a minimally invasive procedure, as little of your own dental enamel is removed prior to placing the veneers.

The material used to make your dental veneers can be made of porcelain or a resin composite material. Based on the advice of your dentist, the veneers you select will be bonded to your teeth providing not only a new look for you, but some added strength and durability for your teeth.

Once veneers are placed, they cannot be whitened so it is best to whiten your teeth to improve your smile before getting dental veneers.

So whether you are looking to improve one or several teeth, you can transform your smile with this quick, painless procedure. Call 817-485-2111 to schedule an appointment today! Your new dental makeover from Anderson Dentistry will offer you the confidence boost you’ve never thought possible. Your dental veneers will not require any special treatment or care. Excellent hygiene habits like brushing and flossing daily, and twice yearly professional cleanings and exams are all your new veneers need to keep them looking bright and straight for many, many years.

Transform your smile with dental veneers

Do you have a habit of covering up your teeth when you smile or laugh? Are you self-conscious about your grin? If you’re less than thrilled with the smile you see in the mirror every day, visit our cosmetic dental team at Anderson Dentistry to see how you can improve on the pearly whites that nature gave you.

Veneers can go a long way to help Colleyville patients get spectacular smiles. These thin tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain or resin can correct a number of issues with natural teeth. Veneers can hide a chip or crack in a tooth or fill in a space between the teeth. If you have a few teeth that are slightly misaligned, you may be able to turn to veneers to straighten them out rather than endure months of orthodontic treatment.

Misshapen or undersized teeth can be brought into the proper proportions using veneers. In some cases, veneers may even be placed simply to whiten and brighten the teeth.

Our cosmetic dentists place veneers in a multi-step process. After the initial assessment and planning, the dentist will remove a wafer-thin layer of enamel that equals the intended thickness of the veneers. This step ensures that the veneers will not protrude from the rest of the natural teeth.

After the teeth have been prepped for veneer placement, the dentist will take impressions. Those impressions are then sent to the dental laboratory tasked with crafting the devices according to the patient’s unique dental structures.

It takes about a week or two for the dental lab to create the veneers, which are then delivered to the dentist’s office. Patients do not need to wear devices while waiting for their veneers, but some choose to wear temporary veneers for that week or two.

When the veneers are ready, the dentist will hold them against the teeth to make sure that the shade and shape meet the patient’s expectations. The dentist can still make adjustments as needed before the veneers are permanently bonded to the tooth, which is the final step in the process.

The dentist will schedule follow-up appointments with veneers patients within the first few weeks after placement to ensure that patients are adjusting well to the devices.

Veneers are durable appliances, and when cared for properly, they can last a decade or longer.