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!
As excited as you might be about the prospect of transforming your smile with porcelain veneers in Coppell, you might still have a few questions about the treatment. This is perfectly natural. To help you make the best choice for your smile, we’ve compiled some of the questions we get asked the most often about veneers and answered them down below. If you don’t find the answer to your question on this page, contact our office so we can personally address your concerns.
There isn’t really a set price when it comes to getting veneers. During your consultation, we can provide you with a personalized cost estimate, which will greatly depend on the number of veneers you’re receiving. It should come as no surprise that a full set of four to eight veneers will cost more than just one or two. Your cost may also be affected by whether you require other procedures before veneer placement, such as gum contouring, fillings, or gum disease therapy.
Since veneers are usually considered a purely cosmetic procedure, most dental insurance carriers won’t cover the cost. However, our team can file your claims for you just to make sure. We’re in-network with many, many dental insurance plans, including BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and Aetna.
If you don’t qualify for insurance coverage, we can help you pay for your veneers with a third-party, low-interest financing plan.
During the first of your two appointments in the veneers process, your dentist in Coppell will have to permanently alter your teeth by shaving off a thin sliver of enamel. Before beginning, though, we’ll make sure to administer a local anesthetic. That way, that section of your mouth should be completely numb.
The more veneers you receive, the more likely you are to feel some soreness after the numbness wears off. We recommend that you take an over-the-counter pain medication as soon as you get home in order to minimize discomfort.
Unlike braces, veneers can correct crooked teeth without coming with a laundry list of foods you can’t eat. For the first few days after receiving your veneers, though, we suggest sticking to a soft food diet, at least until you get used to the way they feel in your mouth. After you’ve adjusted, there shouldn’t be any dietary restrictions.
It’s worth mentioning, however, that chewing on certain foods can chip or crack your veneers, much like a natural tooth. Be careful when eating foods like caramel apples, nuts, popcorn, hard breads, and pumpkin or sunflower seeds.