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.
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.