Porcelain Veneers – Colleyville, TX
Your Dream Smile in Just Two Appointments
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. They are the material of choice when making slight alterations to tooth position or when looking to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.
Why Choose DFW Dental Implant Center for Porcelain Veneers?
- Able to eliminate multiple flaws with just one procedure
- All veneers are custom-made in our on-site lab
- Can straighten slightly crooked teeth instantly
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
- Resemble natural teeth
- Resist staining from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke, red wine, and more
- Minimal tooth structure is removed
- Veneers can whiten teeth resist to professional teeth whitening procedures
- Fix chipped, broken or mildly damaged teeth
- Straighten crooked teeth
- Close minor gaps between teeth
What are the Potential Downsides of Porcelain Veneers?
Because a portion of the original tooth enamel is reduced, a veneer is not considered a reversible treatment. Although adjustments and even new veneers can be made, you can never return to the original condition of the tooth.
After the porcelain veneers are attached you will probably have some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures due to the removal of that thin layer of enamel. This typically disappears within a few days.
In a healthy mouth properly treated with porcelain veneers—and where destructive forces are minimized or eliminated—a patient should be able to use porcelain veneers like his or her own teeth. Although they’re very strong, veneers are also brittle. You should avoid the same excessive stresses you would avoid with non-veneered teeth: don’t bite your fingernails, chew ice, or open beer bottles with your veneers!
What Can You Expect During Cosmetic Dental Treatment?
Step 1: Perform Esthetic Evaluation of Your Smile
After evaluating the size, shape, color, and position of your teeth, as well as your smile, speech and lip position, a diagnostic model will be created. This diagnostic model will allow you to see a mock-up of your new teeth before any treatment is started.
Step 2: Evaluate Your Temporary Restorations
Using the approved diagnostic model, the teeth will be prepared and temporary veneers will be placed. These temporary veneers will allow you to visualize what the outcome will look like before the final restorations are made by the lab technician. At this point, any modifications to the diagnostic model can be noted so the lab technician knows exactly how to make your new teeth.
Step 3: Deliver Your New Porcelain Veneers
After 1 to 2 weeks, the Porcelain Veneers will be tried in to evaluate your new smile. After any necessary adjustments, the porcelain veneers will be permanently bonded and will blend seamlessly with your other natural teeth.
Understanding the Cost of Veneers
Are you curious about the cost of veneers? If so, you’re in the right place! Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly front desk team if you have any specific questions or concerns. Until then, we want to make it easy to understand the cost of veneers. We’ve included some important information about what goes into the price of this amazing cosmetic treatment, plus ways we make veneers affordable for all budgets. Read on to learn more!
Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?
We offer a variety of cosmetic services that range in cost. Each treatment has its own set of unique advantages, and they can accomplish different goals for your smile. These services include:
- Braces: Traditional braces can straighten your teeth into perfect alignment for amazing results. However, this treatment costs between $5,000 to $6,000, which is a significant investment for a dental service that doesn’t correct the color, shape, or size of your teeth.
- Direct bonding: An incredibly fast and affordable dental service, direct bonding is a great treatment for minor cosmetic flaws like tiny chips or reshaping a damaged tooth. That said, it must be redone every few years, plus its results are limiting if you have major cosmetic flaws.
- Teeth whitening: Our cosmetic dentist in Colleyville can brighten your smile up to 8 shades in a single visit with professional teeth whitening. While it’s the easiest and least expensive solution for discoloration, it cannot correct the shape or position of your teeth.
- Veneers: Veneers may not be the cheapest option, however they offer the easiest way to completely transform your smile. By covering the front surfaces of your affected teeth, they change the size, shape, and shade of your smile to your exact specifications. The best part is that this customized service can be completed in just a few short dental visits!
How to Make Veneers Affordable
Veneers are usually not covered by dental insurance, however we are committed to making this treatment as affordable as possible. We accept alternative financing through CareCredit to give you flexible payment options. This easy solution allows you to choose the monthly payment plans that work best for your budget. These fees come with low-to-no interest, which allows us to help even more patients enjoy the benefits of veneers. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly front desk team is always happy to help in any way that we can. To learn more about the cost of your veneers in Colleyville, please request and appointment! Our team of dentists can’t wait to help you achieve the smile that you’ve always wanted.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
When it comes to getting porcelain veneers in Colleyville, patients have a lot of questions, like “how many veneers do I need?” and “how much will the procedure cost?”. Our team has all of the answers you’re looking for. Below, we’ve compiled and answered some of the most common concerns for your convenience. If you don’t see your question listed, be sure to call us!
Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
We typically recommend porcelain veneers for patients who have stained, cracked, damaged, misaligned, and severely discolored teeth. However, some traits that can make a patient a bad candidate for this procedure include:
- Untreated decay
- Gum disease
- Teeth grinding and clenching
- Moderate to severe orthodontic problems
The best way to learn whether this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Branberg or Dr. Cancemi.
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent procedure because they require altering the natural enamel of your tooth, which won’t grow back. They also typically last for about 25 years with routine maintenance as well, so it’s safe to say that you’ll be living with them for quite awhile. We typically don’t suggest this procedure for patients who are hesitant about the permanent effects of veneers because once you get them, you can’t undo the preparation.
How much do veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers differs based on a variety of factors, which our team will address with you during your consultation, once we’ve had a chance to examine your mouth. Some of the details that can impact the cost of treatment include:
- How many porcelain veneers you want to get
- The location of the teeth that you’d like to get veneers on
- Whether you require additional preparatory work, such as gum disease treatment
We’ll outline all of these with you during your initial visit. This is also a great time for you to ask about our financing options as well.
How many veneers do I need to get?
Porcelain veneers are a unique cosmetic treatment in the fact that they repair each individual tooth’s dental flaws. That means that every veneer is made separately, allowing you to choose to fix anywhere from one tooth to all of them. During your initial consultation, we’ll take a detailed blueprint of your mouth and discuss what teeth you’re self-conscious about. Depending on your budget and your wishes, we’ll suggest how many veneers you’ll need to have placed to achieve a smile that you’re happy and comfortable with.
Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?
Luckily, veneers in Colleyville are comprised of stain-resistant materials, like porcelain. Their non-porous surface prevents wine, soda, and, yes, coffee, from leaving behind pigmented discoloration. Of course, it’s still a good practice to drink coffee with a straw. For extra protection, make sure to drink plenty of water as well to help prevent any of the beverage from lingering on your teeth.
What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?
To “prep” your teeth for veneers, a sliver of your enamel is removed. Once the veneer is in place, what happens to the underlying tooth? In short, it still needs to be protected from serious dental problems, like cavities. After all, the veneer does not cover the entire tooth. For this reason, it’s important to continue brushing twice a day, flossing daily, rinsing with mouthwash regularly, and visiting your dentist in Colleyville every six months for a dental checkup and cleaning. Limiting your consumption of sugar and avoiding unhealthy dental habits (like smoking) are also great best practices.
Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?
With your temporary veneers, it’s of the utmost importance that you avoid raw fruits, crunchy vegetables, hard candies, and other difficult-to-chew items. While your permanent veneers will be significantly more durable, choosing your meals wisely will benefit you. For example, opting for cooked vegetables, soft fruits, lean proteins, and healthy carbs is significantly better than eating chewy steaks, sticky taffy, and crunchy bread. It’s also worth noting that drinking alcohol in excess and chewing on ice are two bad habits that should be avoided at all costs.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
One of the biggest perks of veneers is that they are an investment that lasts. In fact, studies have found that 93% lasted a decade and 83% lasted 20 years! Ultimately, their lifespan depends largely on how well you care for them. Smoking, skipping your biannual cleanings, and chewing on ice are all habits that can cause them to fracture, chip, and crack. Conversely, brushing twice a day, flossing consistently, limiting your consumption of sugar, and visiting your dentist every six months will help them stay in pristine condition.
Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Get Veneers?
Veneers are ideal for patients who are struggling with dental flaws, like chips, discoloration, and misalignment. However, they aren’t for everyone – at least right away. Patients with existing oral health concerns, such as cavities and gum disease, need to undergo the appropriate restorative treatment beforehand. Additionally, patients who smoke, grind their teeth, or engage in another unhealthy dental habit should find a solution for quitting first. The good news is that our skilled dental team can work the above into your treatment plan, effectively streamlining your care.