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Ask a Cosmetic Dentist: What are Veneers?

Cosmetic Dentist Dallas, TX

There are many benefits to veneers from a cosmetic dentist. Understanding more about what dental veneers are and how they help address imperfections can be beneficial, especially when considering different treatment options.  

A review of dental veneers from a cosmetic dentist

Dental veneers are often suggested to patients that have broken, chipped, cracked, worn-down, stained or short teeth. They improve the patient's smile and often their oral health as well. The following is a review of dental veneers from a cosmetic dentist, the pros and cons and how the treatment process works. 

Dental veneers explained by a cosmetic dentist

Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are applied to the visible surface of front teeth to improve the appearance of the patient's smile. Each veneer is customized to the ideal size and shape. The cosmetic dentist also matches the veneer to the ideal shade of the patient's natural teeth. Dental veneers address a range of cosmetic concerns, including damaged teeth (i.e. chips and cracks), stained teeth, teeth that are misshapen or not the ideal size and crooked teeth. 

The pros and cons of dental veneers

Cosmetic dentists explain the pros and cons of dental veneers for the individual patient before treatment begins. There are no serious concerns with dental veneers, although some patients have questions about how much enamel is removed in the preparation for veneers placement. The benefits of dental veneers include:

  • A more attractive appearance
  • A whiter smile with no stains
  • Improved daily confidence
  • A straighter smile
  • Long-term results
  • Improved oral health

The benefits depend on the specific purpose of the veneers. The best way to determine if dental veneers are right for you is to discuss the treatment option with a cosmetic dentist. 

What to expect throughout the dental veneers process

Although the process is personalized for the patient, there are common steps that one can expect throughout treatment. Many cosmetic dentists follow a process for dental veneers that is similar to the following:

  • A dental consultation to discuss suitability 
  • Preparing the teeth by cleaning and removing enamel
  • Dental impressions to ensure a custom-fit
  • Customization of the veneers, which is done at a dental lab
  • Applying the veneers to the teeth
  • Aftercare & follow-up

The cosmetic dentist and their staff oversee every step of the treatment process and can ensure that the patient is comfortable and has all of their questions answered along the way. 

When to choose dental veneers from a cosmetic dentist

Cosmetic dentists encourage patients that have severely stained front teeth, damaged front teeth or a mild misalignment to consider veneers treatment. The process begins with a consultation, during which the cosmtic dentist and their staff discuss treatment goals and all treatment options available. 

Dental veneers can transform your smile and confidence

Call us today or send us a message to start the dental veneers process. Our cosmetic dental team helps patients achieve the smile of their dreams with veneers, guiding them through every step of treatment. We are friendly, and we are here to ensure that patients get a smile they love in a convenient manner.

Request an appointment here: or call Dallas Laser Dentistry at (214) 702-5708 for an appointment in our Dallas office.

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