Help! How can veneers help fix my discolored, chipped, and crooked teeth?
Have you ever noticed the smiles of certain celebrities? Consider the smiles of George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, and Demi Moore. Their smiles didn’t just happen by luck. Instead these celebrities turned to cosmetic dentistry procedures to perfect their grins. Porcelain veneers, specifically, can create a symmetrical, Instagram-worthy smile with minimal work.
But what are veneers, and how can they help fix discolored, chipped, or crooked teeth?
What problems can porcelain veneers correct?
Let’s start with what veneers are. Veneers are generally made of porcelain and are a thin, custom-made shell designed to fit on top of your natural tooth. Porcelain veneers are long lasting, highly durable, natural looking, and highly resistant to stains. And with porcelain veneers, your dentist doesn’t have to remove much (if any) enamel.
If you have been to a dentist who offers cosmetic dentistry, then chances are you have heard about the great things that porcelain veneers can do. Here are just some of the situations that veneers can help:
- Close gaps between your natural teeth.
- Fix tooth alignment issues.
- Alter teeth’s overall shape and appearance.
- Whiten and brighten stained or discolored teeth.
- Cover chipped or cracked teeth.
- Correct smaller-than-average teeth.
What is the process for getting veneers?
The porcelain veneer process starts with a dental evaluation by Dr. Harrison. During your visit to the best Plano dental office, Dr. Harrison will determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Those who grind their teeth or use their teeth as tools, for example, aren’t great candidates as they may inadvertently break the veneer.
After determining that you are a good candidate, Dr. Harrison will create a mold of your teeth to send to the lab. Your veneers will be returned in under two weeks, and then you will return for placement. During the placement appointment, Dr. Harrison will make any necessary adjustments and check the coloration to make sure your veneers look flawless and you are happy.
The surfaces of your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and lightly roughened. Just like you learned in ceramics class, a textured surface helps create a better bond. Likewise, textured teeth make it easier for the veneers to adhere correctly. Finally, dental cement is used to bond the veneers to your teeth, and ultraviolet light hardens the cement instantly. You’re now Instagram ready!
What are the benefits of veneers?
In case you’re wondering what advantages porcelain veneers have to offer, here are some of the main ones:
- Veneers can repair your teeth easily.
- Dental veneers look natural.
- Porcelain veneers are minimally invasive.
- Veneers are a quick cosmetic dentistry fix.
- Veneers are long lasting and highly durable.
- Veneer maintenance is as easy as maintaining your natural teeth.
- Veneers are a permanent tooth-whitening alternative.
- Veneers are a viable dental treatment for enamel loss.
Dental veneers are a great investment in your smile and self-confidence.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
As far as prices go, dental veneers are not inexpensive. But since each patient is different, your total cost will depend highly on the position and number of veneers you need. Dr. Harrison and her team can help you form your cosmetic dentistry treatment plan and determine your overall cost. And Millennium Dental offers payment plans through CareCredit, which makes it easy to afford your dental care and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Porcelain veneers are a permanent and beautifully aesthetic solution, and many patients find that the return on investment is far greater with veneers than other cosmetic dentistry treatments like teeth whitening or bonding.
Let the Millennium Dental team show you how cosmetic dentistry and dental veneers can make your smile Instagram-worthy
If you have discolored, chipped, or crooked teeth and want to learn more about how Dr. Harrison and cosmetic dentistry can help, be sure to request an appointment. We’ll be happy to do a smile analysis and help you decide whether dental veneers are right for you!