If you’ve tried teeth whitening treatments but still haven’t achieved the smile you’ve been looking for, it may be time to take your future cosmetic dental treatment to the next level. If you have multiple imperfections that you’d rather solve with a single treatment, porcelain veneers are the perfect solution. With porcelain veneers, you don’t need to settle for a smile you’re too afraid to show to friends and family.
Instead, contact any of our highly trained cosmetic dentists at Stonebriar Smile Design to schedule your smile makeover consultation. We can’t wait to make your smile dreams a reality!
Porcelain veneers are made of dental ceramic designed to look and reflect light as naturally as possible. Their function is mainly intended for cosmetic purposes, however in some cases they can help make bites more even, similar to dental crowns. Unlike dental crowns, veneers are razor-thin sheaths designed to bond to the visible portions of teeth in order to improve their appearance. They are color-shaded and shaped to fit over natural teeth, allowing them to blend in with your existing smile.
Patients who have struggled with cosmetic imperfections in their smile can likely cover all of them through this single treatment. The process takes two visits to complete, one for the initial examination and minimal removal of enamel, and a second appointment to place and fit the veneers.
If your smile has any of the following imperfections, chances are that veneers are right for you. These include:
Before being eligible for porcelain veneers, the dentists will make sure that your oral health is in good condition, as they would for any cosmetic treatment. If any tooth decay or gum disease is present, you’ll need to have these issues settled before receiving veneers. They’ll also make sure that you’re okay with removing a very small amount of enamel, which allows the veneers to sit flush and look natural after placement.
With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers last between 10 and 15 years on average. However, some patients are able to make them last up to 20 years, but this is less common. Keep in mind that porcelain is naturally stain-resistant and doesn’t have any of the same cracks and crevices as tooth enamel. These attributes combined make the material a great option for long-term use.
There is no special care for veneers outside of the general advice dentists provide already. To make them last as long as possible, always make sure to:
Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution to achieve the smile of your dreams without needing a lengthy, invasive procedure. Although you’re excited to begin the transformation process, we know you still have several questions about the process. There’s no need to worry, during your consultation, we will discuss what you can expect. While you wait for your visit, here are the top porcelain veneers FAQs in Frisco to help you make the right choice for your smile.
A single veneer can be used to instantly improve the color, size, shape, and proportion of an unattractive tooth; however, your dentist will likely recommend you treat multiple teeth. It’s often advised you have veneers placed on the front 2, 4, or 8 teeth. This creates more natural-looking results to achieve the flawless smile you deserve.
There isn’t a set price for veneers because the cost is determined by several factors, such as the number of teeth you’re treating. After an initial consultation, we’ll provide you with a customized estimate and discuss the fees associated with it. Unfortunately, many insurance carriers won’t cover a portion of the cost because it’s an elective procedure, but we will help you find the solutions you need to make it affordable.
We will take the time to explain your payment options to keep your new smile within your budget, like using third-party financing with CareCredit. You’re given the funds you need to pay for your treatment, which are repaid using a plan that accommodates your budget.
Alignment issues are a leading source of embarrassment for many adults. If you missed your chance for braces as a child or you suffered orthodontic regression, porcelain veneers may be a solution to give you a straight smile.
Believe it or not, veneers are often used as an alternative to braces because they can close gaps and cover minor alignment problems. Unfortunately, there are some limitations. If your bite or alignment concerns are extensive, you might need to have braces before getting your veneers. Now, there is a less noticeable option, so you won’t need to use metal braces. Invisalign will discreetly move your teeth in as few as 12 months.
It’s estimated 120 million Americans have lost at least one tooth. Over 500,000 people per year are turning to dental implants to fill the space of missing teeth. Although this completes your smile, it can still leave you with several aesthetic concerns. Depending on the severity of your tooth loss and which teeth you’d like to improve, you might still be a candidate for porcelain veneers.
Your dentist will create a customized treatment plan to enhance both the function and appearance of your smile. Rest assured, your veneers and dental implants will match for natural-looking results you’ll want to show off.
Start your journey to improved confidence. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for porcelain veneers.