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Preparing for Veneers

Your smile can look amazing with the use of high-quality dental veneers. Here is what you need to know prior to the procedure.

Veneers are a long-term option for Dallas patients

One of the most popular dental choices, when individuals decide to makeover their smile, is the option of dental veneers. Veneers can hide or eliminate certain imperfections that both women and men dislike about their teeth. Dental veneers offer men and women a customizable treatment, which allows cosmetic dentists to aesthetically change the appearance of chipped, cracked, misshapen, or discolored teeth. You can get just one or two veneers to address minor issues, or get a whole set so that you can love the overall look of your smile.

Dental veneers are a long-term solution for patients wanting a custom approach to covering up certain tooth imperfections or changing the appearance of their teeth. These thin, shell-like veneers can be comprised of composite resin or the more popular choice, porcelain, and are bonded to the teeth to create a new appearance for a patient’s smile. An experienced cosmetic dentist like the ones as Dallas Laser Dentistry will conduct a thorough examination and customize each veneer to function, fit, and look like a natural tooth. With this single procedure, patients can aesthetically fix their entire smile.

The award-winning cosmetic dentists at Dallas Laser Dentistry have a combined 25+ years of experience restoring and enhancing patients' smiles with the help of dental veneers. Men and women who are struggling with misshapen, discolored, or damaged teeth can eliminate imperfections with the help of dental veneers. You no longer have to hide your teeth because of concern about how your teeth look. Here is some helpful information about veneers that you should know as you are considering this dental procedure in order to be better prepared.

What you need to know before getting veneers

When you smile, are you self-conscious about your teeth or a specific tooth? Do you find yourself trying to avoid smiling in order to hide certain imperfections? You are not alone. Thousands of women and men in Dallas each year seek help from Dallas cosmetic dentists so they can improve the way their teeth look. Before considering dental veneers, whether they are composite or porcelain, here is some helpful information you need to know.

A healthy dental foundation is required to get veneers

A permanent solution, dental veneers are directly bonded to the front and sides of teeth. Patients must be a good candidate prior to the procedure in order to ensure their veneers last a long time. Men and women with dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease, or plaque buildup need to address these issues before veneers can be applied. Masking unresolved dental problems with dental veneers will only give patients future dental complications, and in some cases, could even result in tooth loss or failure of the veneer. The other important component is a good bite - a good cosmetic dentist will first make sure the bite is perfect, potentially with clear aligner orthodontics such as Invisalign. A good oral foundation is critical before investing in your smile makeover.

Veneers can help with multiple issues

Dental veneers are considered one of the most effective cosmetic dental procedures to alleviate more than one problem. Patients struggling with cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth, or men and women who have small gaps between their teeth can have an overall rejuvenated smile with dental veneers. Cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening treatments can definitely transform your smile, but veneers are one of the most preferred methods to tackle several dental issues at the same time. A patient who wants a whiter, brighter smile that looks more uniform can achieve that goal with this dental procedure. Veneers can fix a myriad of problems in just a couple of office visits, giving patients a healthier, natural-looking smile once again.

The expense of veneers

Dental insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic dental veneers, and they are typically considered a cosmetic procedure instead of a medical one. But according to patient testimonials, veneers are worth the expense! Each patient has a different need or dental concern, and of course, the cost of cosmetic dentistry procedures should be addressed along with the treatments suggested. The professional staff at Dallas Laser Dentistry will let their patients know upfront how much their veneer procedure will cost. It is important to note that each procedure varies in cost by what type of material is used (porcelain or composite resin), how many teeth are receiving the treatment, and even what region of the country a person lives in. Working closely with your cosmetic dentist will allow you to determine what type of dental veneer treatment will address your specific needs as well as any budget constraints prior to the procedure.

The custom fit of veneers

Dental veneers are customized for what each patient needs and will require 1-2 office visits. The process requires an initial examination, plan of action, tooth preparation, and finally the application of the customized veneer. Dallas Laser Dentistry utilizes the latest dental technology, ensuring each patient will have their custom veneers expertly and precisely created using a laser digital impression system. Color guides and digital photos are used to determine the exact color of your veneers, giving patients a natural-looking result. The last step involves the bonding of the veneer to the tooth for the perfect fit. The dentist will ensure that it functions and looks just like a normal tooth.

Consultation with a cosmetic dentist

Dental veneers are a relatively quick procedure that provides big results. A key component in this entire process is discussing your aesthetic goals and desired outcome with a qualified, experienced cosmetic dentist like the ones at Dallas Laser Dentistry. Depending on your dental needs and smile desires, they will determine the best course of action and make sure you get the results you want. Dallas Laser Dentistry provides advanced cosmetic dental procedures like veneers so that you can have the stunning smile you deserve.

You no longer have to live with the issue of embarrassing teeth or other dental concerns that keep you from smiling often. Veneers can give you a straighter, brighter, more uniform smile. If you are interested in discussing dental veneers with a cosmetic dentist, we invite you to contact Dallas Laser Dentistry to schedule a consultation and digital smile simulation today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.