Porcelain Veneers in Plano TX
Dental veneers are thin custom made shells that cover the front surface and edge of your tooth to improve their appearance and function. They are made of tooth colored materials and can be used to improve the color, size and shape of teeth that have been worn down or stained. Alternatively, they can also be used to improve the shape or size of a naturally unattractive smile or old ugly crowns.
Types of veneers
There are two types of veneers that are commonly used. Porcelain and compossite bonded veneers. Porcelain tends to be stronger, more durable and stain resistant. The properties of the material also helps to create a very natural tooth look. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers are not made in a laboratory, but instead hand sculpted shaped and polished directly to the teeth in the mouth.
When should you consider dental veneers?
You talk to you dentist about dental veneers if
-Your teeth are stained or discolored
-Your teeth are crooked or misshaped
-Your teeth have unwanted spaces
-Your teeth are broken or chipped
-You want a whiter bighter bigger smile
-your smile is just not what you want it to be
How its done
If a smile make over is desired, we will take photos and models to make a plan for how we would like the smile to look. Then do a trial smile to where material is placed over the teeth for a few minutes with more pictures to be sure we all like the new improved smile. This helps to aleviate fear of the unknown.
smaller changes require two visits to your dentist are typically required for porcelain veneers. At the first visit, three important steps are completed. Firstly, your teeth are prepared to be fitted with a veneer, which will involve trimming a portion of the tooth so the veneer can be bonded on top. Secondly, an impression is taken of your tooth which will be sent to a laboratory to prepare the veneer. Finally, you will receive a temporary veneer. This temporary veneer will protect your tooth while the permanent veneer is prepared at the laboratory.
At the second visit, the temporary veneer, will be removed. Then, the new veneer received from the laboratory will be checked for fit, color shape and size. Once you and the dentist are satisfied with the look and feel of the veneer, it will be bonded to your tooth.
To learn more about porcelain veneers in Plano, TX, call Preston Park Dental today at (972) 519-1990.