Our teeth begin to naturally display signs of wear and tear as we age. These imperfections — cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments — can make us feel embarrassed of our smiles. Because of this, we may choose not to smile as much or as wide as we would like and that is an unfortunate way to live. If you find yourself picking out flaws in your smile when you look in the mirror, dental veneers could be a way to correct these issues with one relatively simple procedure.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Plano, TX dentist Dr. Mark Sowell of Sensational Smiles can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can remove spaces between your teeth, lengthen and reshape small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Porcelain veneers shield your teeth from further damage while also refreshing their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Foods that are dark or acidic, like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can stain enamel, while also causing tooth sensitivity. Everything we eat affects our bodies AND our teeth, some things more than others. Dental veneers may be the solution for you if you have minor damage and also staining that both need to be addressed.
For patients that have minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a faster and more inexpensive option than traditional orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, meaning Dr. Sowell can design yours especially to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks that you may have.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by Dr. Sowell after he removes the outermost layer of enamel. This allows the veneers to fit in your mouth without changing its’ shape. Then your veneers are fastened to your teeth. This differs from a dental crown or a dental implant where the damaged teeth are altered or removed. With porcelain veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, but protected and refreshed, resulting in an enhanced version of your smile!
However, there are some patients for whom porcelain veneers may not be a viable option at this time. For example, those who habitually grind their teeth may want to consult with Dr. Sowell to resolve this issue before veneers are placed as teeth grinding can ruin veneers.
Patients with very sensitive teeth may find the removal of their enamel before placement very uncomfortable. Fortunately, once these issues are addressed, most patients are able to benefit from porcelain veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Sowell at Sensational Smiles.
Dental Veneers In Plano, TX
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sowell and our dental care team at Sensational Smiles. Call (972) 382-6855 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.