As we get older, our teeth begin showing signs of wear and tear such as cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments. These imperfections can make us feel embarrassed of our teeth and maybe we don’t smile as often as we should. You may be overwhelmed when you look at your smile in the mirror, seeing many different issues.
Maybe you haven’t looked into dental work because you’re afraid of the amount of work that you’ll need to have the smile you want. However, porcelain dental veneers could be a way to correct several of these issues with just one procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Plano, TX dentist Dr. Mark Sowell of Sensational Smiles can refresh the appearance of your smile by altering the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can rid you of gaps between your teeth, lengthen small or oddly-shaped teeth or whiten stained teeth. If your teeth are chipped or are showing signs of wear, porcelain dental veneers can protect them from further damage while also refreshing their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Eating foods and having drinks with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage and stain your enamel, causing tooth sensitivity or discoloration. You may be considering having your teeth whitened with a professional tooth whitening procedure. However, if you have multiple issues with your smile that need to be resolved, dental veneers may be the right option for you.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers can reshape and re-face much more quickly and affordably than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-fitted and designed for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Sowell can specially design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by Dr. Sowell after he removes the outermost layer of enamel to prepare the teeth so that the veneers are not overly large in your mouth. Once this is completed, they are adhered to the teeth. This is unlike a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or significantly altered. With dental veneers, the teeth in your smile will still be your own natural teeth, but covered with a fresh-looking protective layer, resulting in an enhanced version of your smile!
There are some patients for whom porcelain veneers may not be the best option at this time. For example, people who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Sowell about treating this problem before veneers are installed to avoid damaging them. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure without sedation or pain management medication as the removal of enamel can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, once these issues have been addressed, most patients can benefit from porcelain veneers.
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.