In the past, people were concerned about getting porcelain veneers to cover up imperfections because they didn’t look natural or made teeth look fake. With today’s best dental technology, porcelain dental veneers have never looked more natural. They are more durable, easier to obtain if you select the right cosmetic dentist, and best of all, can give you a great smile for years, even decades. If you have been struggling with your smile and are wanting to change certain aspects about your teeth, porcelain veneers can be the right solution for you.
The cosmetic dentists at Dallas Laser Dentistry in Dallas, TX can help restore your smile with porcelain veneers. With over 30 years of experience, they have been helping both men and women in the greater Dallas area eliminate imperfections with their natural teeth and get the beautiful smiles they deserve. Here are the top 9 questions asked about porcelain veneers and what you need to know.
1. Perfect solution but do they last?
Men and women in the greater Dallas area who have worried about their smile can rest assured that porcelain veneers are worth the investment. Today’s porcelain veneers are more durable and give patients a more natural-looking solution that can last for years if not decades. Regular brushing, flossing, wearing a protective nightguard, and visits to your dentist will ensure that your porcelain veneers last.
2. Why porcelain veneers versus a less expensive option?
Dental veneers come in two different types of material -- composite resin or porcelain. Porcelain is the most expensive but their specific features support the expense. Porcelain veneers are the most preferred choice by most cosmetic dentists because they are more durable and stain resistant. Composite resin veneers, like our teeth, are stained by what we eat or drink and are not as strong nor durable as porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers not only last longer but make teeth stain resistant so they look brighter and healthier.
3. What exactly can porcelain veneers correct?
All patients have different dental needs as to why they are considering porcelain veneers. Cosmetic improvements can be made to teeth giving patients a more symmetrical smile. Porcelain veneers can change the shape, size, color, and even the length of a patient’s teeth. Misshapen or crooked teeth can be corrected while discolored or chipped teeth can look whiter and more uniform. Porcelain veneers can even eliminate small gaps. Porcelain veneers can fix a myriad of dental issues for patients.
4. Can I get porcelain veneers right now?
Before you can consider porcelain veneers, a qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist will need to ensure you have good oral health. Porcelain veneers cannot be placed on teeth that have signs of tooth decay or cavities. Patients who show signs of periodontal disease are not able to get porcelain veneers right away. Likewise, if the patient’s bite is not in alignment, veneers will not last very long and may be popping off frequently. All of these dental issues will need to be addressed and treated first before porcelain veneers can be placed. If a patient has good oral health and alignment, it will give their porcelain veneers the best foundation to transform their smile.
5. How do porcelain veneers work?
Once a cosmetic dentist has established you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, you can start the process of getting your custom veneers made. Your first visit will be the longest, as your teeth will be prepped to accept veneers, and dental impressions (ideally 3D digital laser impressions) are made in order to create customized thin, shell-like porcelain veneers to fit each of your teeth. Once they are ready, you will have an office visit to bond each veneer to the tooth it was made for. Small adjustments can be made to ensure they fit and feel comfortable to the patient. Your new smile is then ready to show the world!
6. Can porcelain veneers be customized to what I need?
Depending on what a patient may need, porcelain veneers can be customized. They can replace or change the appearance of one tooth or several teeth. A cosmetic dental expert can determine what is ideally best for you, whether that is a partial restoration or a full smile makeover. The ultimate goal of having a Hollywood smile can be achieved with porcelain veneers and laser whitening.
7. Can porcelain veneers help with microdontia?
Microdontia is a hereditary condition whereby adults have small or abnormally shaped teeth. Since the teeth are abnormally small, almost like baby teeth, it can create gaps between teeth leaving individuals concerned about their smile. Porcelain veneers can correct this issue for Dallas-area men and women who are dealing with this genetic disorder. Porcelain veneers can make an individual’s teeth more adult size in appearance and eliminate any gaps. They are potentially a great solution for adults dealing with microdontia.
8. Will I need a night guard if I grind my teeth?
Patients who struggle with chronic teeth grinding at night or jaw clenching at any time of the day may be damaging their natural teeth. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, or clenching your jaw can lead to chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, and dental misalignment. This is not only a problem for a patient’s natural teeth but can affect porcelain veneers as well. Whether or not your cosmetic dentist sees signs of bruxism, a night guard may be provided to protect both your teeth and your new porcelain veneers. You will rest easier knowing your investment is being taken care of with a custom night guard.
9. Can I get porcelain veneers with any dentist?
Men and women living not only in the DFW area but throughout the U.S. and abroad have turned to the experts at Dallas Laser Dentistry and have gotten their porcelain veneers in Dallas. You want award-winning cosmetic dentists helping you upgrade your smile while keeping your oral health and bite maintained to get the most beautiful, customized smile that will last. The best cosmetic dentists will have many photos available online of previous patients who received porcelain veneers so you can see their work firsthand. Porcelain veneers can make anyone’s smile look symmetrical and natural in appearance when in the hands of an experienced cosmetic dentist.
Porcelain veneers are a great solution for men and women in Dallas, Texas, or anywhere in the world who are struggling with how their smile looks. If you are bothered with stains, small gaps, misshapen teeth, or a combination of issues, then porcelain veneers can give you a better smile. If you are ready to take the next step, we invite you to call or schedule a free Smile Consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists at Dallas Laser Dentistry. Let our professional staff help you feel confident again when you smile.