When Are Porcelain Dental Veneers Right for Me?

Over time, our teeth start to show signs of wear and tear: cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignment. Instead of several separate cosmetic procedures, dental veneers could be an option to correct these problems in just a few office visits.

Plano dentist Dr. Sowell can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dr. Sowell can use these dental veneers to close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. If your teeth are chipped or are showing signs of wear, veneers can protect them from damage and restore their appearance.

Consuming pigmented or acidic food like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Digestion starts in the mouth, and everything we eat leaves its mark on our teeth. Some patients consider having their teeth whitened, but if you have multiple cosmetic concerns, dental veneers may be right for you.

If you have minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be an option instead of orthodontic treatment. Veneers are customized for each individual’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Sowell can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.

To place the veneer over your teeth, instead of an extended orthodontic procedure, Dr. Sowell simply removes the outermost layer of enamel and adheres the veneers to the teeth. This is unlike a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or altered. The result is an enhanced version of your smile!

There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be the best option yet. For example, people who grind their teeth may want to consult with Dr. Sowell about addressing this issue before veneers. Also, patients with very sensitive teeth may not want veneers right away. Fortunately, many people can benefit from veneers once these issues are addressed, or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Sowell.

To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sowell and our dental care team. Call 972-382-6855 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.