Smile Transforming Porcelain Veneers
In recent years, your trusted cosmetic dentist and team at Parkway Vista Dental have seen an increasing number of patients who want to improve their smiles. While no cosmetic dentistry service is perfect for every patient, porcelain veneers are a versatile restoration option that allows our team to flawlessly transform smiles with one, simple treatment. If you’re interested in correcting or concealing cosmetic flaws like stains and gaps, contact us to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today. We’ll evaluate and assess your smile, answer your questions, and walk you through all of the potential treatments that will give you the smile of your dreams.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
A veneer is a thin sheath of dental grade porcelain. Crafted to fit over the front surfaces of teeth, patients can use this versatile cosmetic dentistry solution to transform a single flawed tooth or every tooth in the smile line. From chips and cracks to stains, gaps, and minimally misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers offer a noninvasive way to create a flawless smile.
How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
In order to ensure patients are completely confident in their cosmetic results, our Plano dentist and team take the necessary time to create a personalized porcelain veneers treatment plan that meets your unique set of needs. Patients can expect to complete the following steps during the porcelain veneer process:
- Consultation - during this initial appointment, we’ll carefully examine your smile and capture diagnostic x-rays and images. Looking at your smile’s current condition, we’ll help you determine whether or not porcelain veneers are the ideal cosmetic dentistry solution for your smile.
- Design - if you decide that porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic treatment, we’ll design your veneer. You can use porcelain veneers on any number of upper or lower teeth from a single misshapen tooth to a complete upper and lower smile line with teeth that are severely stained, cracked, or decayed.
- Preparation - next, we’ll need to prepare teeth to receive the veneer. This process includes the removal of a small amount of surface tooth enamel, allowing the veneer to lay flat within the existing smile line. Once teeth are prepared, impressions are captured that will be used by a trusted dental lab to craft your porcelain veneers. Finally, we place temporaries to protect your prepared teeth and allow you to get used to the look and feel of your porcelain veneers.
- Placement - when we receive the final veneers from our lab, you return to exchange the temporary for a flawless, custom porcelain veneer. We carefully remove the temporary. Then, we cement the custom porcelain veneer into position and polish and seal your newly perfected smile.
Will my Porcelain Veneer Stain or Break?
Crafted from the highest quality, dental grade materials, porcelain veneers are extremely durable and long lasting. Compared with other options like composite resin bonding, porcelain resists stains and lasts for years without excessive wear. If you maintain your daily hygiene routine and come into our office for checkups and cleanings, your smile will be flawless for years to come even if you still drink a cup (or pot) of coffee every day.