We all want our teeth to look their best, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Should you start with the color? What about those cracks? Or how about that one tooth that’s so much shorter than its neighbors? Fortunately, at Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics, we can use porcelain veneers to address several cosmetic issues at once; it’s a treatment that can totally transform your smile singlehanded!
A porcelain veneer is a very thin shell that covers the front of your tooth. It’s a way to simultaneously change a tooth’s shape, color, size, and length.
Advantages for getting porcelain veneers in Coppell include:
Veneers are a good option when there are multiple or extensive cosmetic improvements that you’d like to make. For example, while teeth whitening can often be a great option for stain removal, it can’t correct discoloration that’s due to age wearing down the enamel. If you have teeth that have become yellowed and chipped over the years, veneers can be an excellent way to completely change their appearance.
Your oral health can be a factor when considering porcelain veneers. If you have good oral health, brush and floss daily, and don’t grind or clench your teeth, veneers might be right for you.
The process begins with a consultation at Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics where you explain what sort of cosmetic improvements you’re looking for. Next, the appropriate teeth are prepared by removing about 2mm of enamel. An impression of your mouth is taken and sent to a lab where your custom veneers are created.
You’ll receive temporary veneers while waiting for the permanent ones to be made. Once they’re complete, you’ll return to our office for fitting. After cleaning your teeth and preparing them for attachment, the veneers will be placed via a special cement. You may have a follow-up visit to make sure that the veneers have settled properly.
Are your pearly whites ready for a makeover? Contact Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics today to ask a dentist in Coppell about porcelain veneers!