Porcelain Veneers – Arlington, TX
Achieve a Picture-Perfect Smile
Do you love what you see when you smile at yourself in the mirror? Or do you cringe because your gaze automatically goes to the aesthetic flaws in your teeth? If the latter is true of you, Dr. Doctor and our team may be able to help you fall in love with your reflection. Porcelain Veneers in Arlington offer a convenient, long-lasting, and natural-looking way to disguise imperfections in teeth and create a smile that draws all the right kinds of attention.
What Is a Porcelain Veneer?
A porcelain veneer is an ultra-thin piece of dental porcelain that Dr. Doctor places on the front surface of a tooth. Its goal is to disguise the tooth’s flaws and contribute to a more attractive smile. Dr. Doctor carefully designs each veneer so that its size, shape, and color work well with your natural oral anatomy and facial characteristics.
Veneers can disguise a number of cosmetic issues, including:
- Small gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are too small
- Misshapen teeth
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
The process begins with a consultation. Dr. Doctor will examine your teeth and discuss your smile goals with you. If you both agree that porcelain veneers are right for you, you can expect your treatment to take place across two appointments. At the first appointment, Dr. Doctor will prepare your teeth by removing a sliver of enamel from them. This step is necessary to ensure that your new smile doesn’t look bulky or unnatural. Then, we’ll take some impressions of your teeth.
A laboratory will use the impressions, and detailed notes from Dr. Doctor, to fabricate your veneers. In the meantime, you will wear temporary veneers to protect your teeth. When your permanent ones are ready, Dr. Doctor will double-check to make sure that they are a perfect fit before he attaches them to your teeth.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Some of the most outstanding benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- They are durable. Veneers may last for 10 years or longer before replacement becomes necessary.
- They are versatile. Veneers can transform just a few teeth or all of the teeth that are visible when you smile.
- They are stain-resistant. Porcelain is nonporous, which means it does not absorb pigments from coffee, wine, or other staining substances.
- They are easy to care for. In many ways, caring for veneers is similar to caring for natural teeth.
Are Veneers Right for You?
Veneers may be right for you if you have aesthetic imperfections in your teeth that you would like to disguise. You should also be in good oral health and have enough enamel on your front teeth to support the veneers. Ideally, you should not smoke or grind your teeth because these habits could damage the veneers (if you do grind your teeth, a nightguard might be able to put a stop to the problem). Dr. Doctor will examine your mouth and let you know whether this treatment is a fit for you.