What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are made of porcelain and are placed on teeth for an aesthetic result. The dental veneers can change the shape, color, and position of the teeth.
Take a moment to watch Dr. Sirisha Bhandaru, our dentist in Carrollton, Texas, discuss dental veneers and what to expect when getting them!
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
Porcelain veneers can cover an array of flaws, imperfections and issues. Some of the different imperfections that veneers can cover include:
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Stains and discoloration
- Chips, cracks and breaks
- Unsightly and uneven teeth
What makes you a good candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Patients who are good candidates for veneers should have seen a dentist at least once in the past year. We will perform an exam prior to the veneers being placed to ensure they’re the right choice for you. Some patients require additional work before the veneers can be made. For example, if a cavity is found in one of your front teeth, a filling or root canal may be needed. Most people who want veneers can safely and easily have the procedure done.
What occurs during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
The preparation of dental veneers is very precise procedure and may require multiple appointments. Dr. Bhandaru makes the initial model at the dental consultation appointment and analyzes it and creates a working model of the ideal smile you desire to achieve. The next appointment you will have a chance to go over the dental model with your family dentist and make changes as desired. At that appointment your teeth are minimally prepared to receive the veneers. Your will receive temporary dental veneers which enables the patient to look at them and make changes as needed. At further appointments dental veneers are bonded in place and you have your perfect smile.
Extensive dental procedures like smile makeovers can often cause dental anxiety. At Carrollton Smiles, we are sympathetic to anxious dental patients and offers oral conscious sedation and Nitrous Oxide also called laughing gas. Dr. Bhandaru knows that smile makeovers can be a costly procedure. We offer the Dental Advantage Program that allows patients to achieve the smile of their dreams at a 15% discount.
What to Expect After The Procedure
It is recommended to have a dental night guard after an aesthetic smile make over with dental veneers to protect them from de-bonding and breakage. Dental veneers do need to be replaced if they break because they are very thin shells of porcelain. There have been a lot of advances made in fabrication of dental porcelain veneers. However, there are limitations as to who is eligible for a smile makeover with only dental veneers.
If you have any additional questions about veneers please don’t hesitate to contact us today!