When you look at yourself in the mirror or browse the photos from your phone, do you like the way your teeth look? Do you feel self-conscious when your teeth are exposed or do you find yourself hiding your smile because of crooked or discolored teeth? If your smile isn't as attractive as you'd like, you may be interested to learn more about a smile makeover with DaVinci®® porcelain veneers. Made out of thin but durable porcelain, veneers go over your visible teeth to mask gaps, cracks, and stains, as well as missing, crooked, or asymmetrical teeth. Porcelain veneers are so popular because they offer a quick, effective smile makeover. At Dallas Laser Dentistry, winner of the Consumer’s Choice Award for Cosmetic Dentistry the last eight years, our experienced cosmetic dentists offer Hollywood’s DaVinci porcelain veneers to make your smile look fabulous, but still natural. If you are ready to look into a smile makeover with porcelain veneers from DaVinci Labs of Hollywood, where those movie star smiles are created, here is some helpful information to consider.
Porcelain Veneers versus Resin veneers (dental bonding)
Most people want veneers to treat aesthetic dental concerns such as small chips, discoloration, noticeable gaps, stains, or misshapen teeth. While there are other cosmetic dental treatments you can consider, such as cosmetic bonding or tooth whitening, these are usually better served if you have just one concern. Cosmetic bonding is cheaper and can be performed to correct many of the same cosmetic problems as veneers; however, there are limitations. The composite resin used to perform the bonding can chip, will stain, isn’t very lifelike, and the treatment may need to be redone every few years to maintain your results. Porcelain veneers will allow us to solve several problems at the same time with outstanding results that can last for years.
You Strive For Perfection
We all know that there is no such thing as perfection; however, DaVinci’s dental veneers can get you pretty close. When veneers were first used, they made teeth look too perfect, which made them look fake. Veneers from DaVinci Labs are engineered and custom made to look natural. Co-workers, friends and family may not know exactly what you did, but they will notice your smile looks amazing. So although porcelain veneers can improve your smile dramatically, you can still keep or add to your personality. For instance, if the gap in your front teeth is your defining trait, but you would like it to be less prominent, your veneers will be designed to match this goal.
You Were Born With Underdeveloped Teeth
A hereditary condition, microdontia is a condition that makes the teeth appear as though they are underdeveloped and often show small gaps. Microdontia can make your smile look like you still have your baby teeth. Even if gaps and small teeth don't impact your dental health, microdontia can make you look less mature. Dental veneers are usually a good choice if you have microdontia. Veneers can create a beautiful smile that is proportionate to your face. At Dallas Laser Dentistry, we have helped many patients throughout the greater Dallas, TX area who have microdontia feel more confident in their smile with veneers.
Your Oral Health Matters First
Candidates for veneers should have healthy teeth and gums. Our dental team at Dallas Laser Dentistry will ensure a clean oral health check prior to moving forward with veneers. Problems like decay, cavities, plaque buildup, incorrect bite, and gum disease need to be treated before you can receive veneers. Since your veneers will be directly bonded to your teeth, it's important for both the application and long-term success that you start with optimal oral health. Masking problems like decay or gum infection with veneers can make it worse. This is why your dentist should thoroughly examine and treat problems before starting the veneers process.
Break The Clenching Habit
Bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding and jaw clenching can cause significant damage to your teeth. Bruxism can cause tooth fractures, chips, and bite misalignment. This isn't just an issue for your teeth, it will affect the porcelain veneers you just invested in. If your mouth shows signs of bruxism, your dentist should check for proper bite alignment and get that corrected first. Following receipt of your veneers, we always suggest a custom night guard to safeguard your veneers and teeth. You may even find that you sleep better with a custom night guard!
Treat Your Veneers Like An Investment
Cosmetic veneers from Dallas Laser Dentistry are crafted by DaVinci from durable, high-quality porcelain; however, they still require proper care. This means no biting your fingernails or chewing on ice. Additionally, you shouldn't cut tape or tear open packages with your teeth since this may break the bonding of your veneers causing them to fall off. Although veneers resist stains better than your natural enamel, you should still have a good oral hygiene routine. You should floss and brush, at least twice a day, to maintain the appearance of your veneers and health of your mouth. You should also visit your dentist for professional cleanings and exams at the frequency recommended. When you are here, we can demonstrate proper cleaning techniques and recommend products. If you have any problems, you should get your veneers examined by your dentist.
Free Smile Consultation and Digital Smile Simulation
At your free smile consultation, our cosmetic dentist will review your cosmetic procedure choices, including dental veneers. We’ll also have DaVinci generate a digital simulation of your new smile so you can see what you’ll look like with DaVinci veneers. Based on your concerns and wants, you might benefit from laser teeth whitening, gum contouring, Invisalign, or a restoration. We’ll ensure you are clear about all of your options so you can make the right choice for your oral health and appearance. We recommend you come to your appointment with an open mind and questions. We offer many cosmetic procedures, which can be used to develop your smile makeover.
Ready For Your Smile Makeover?
Once you have thought about the above points and you are ready for an in-person consultation, contact our dental practice in Dallas, TX to schedule your free smile consultation. We will ask about your goals before you decide if veneers or a different cosmetic procedure is best for you. Once you have decided to get veneers, our cosmetic dentist will develop a smile design reflecting your face, personality, and desires, which is then sent to DaVinci Labs to fabricate. In two weeks we’ll seat them permanently and you’ll have a smile that’s contagious!