Even if we brush and floss our teeth daily and see our dentist every 6 months as recommended, our teeth still deteriorate over time. These issues may not be too harmful to us but can make us feel self-conscious about our smiles. We may find ourselves holding back from smiling when we really want to. Porcelain dental veneers can address all these various issues, refreshing your smile with just one simple procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
Plano, TX dentist Dr. Mark Sowell of Sensational Smiles can use porcelain dental veneers to fix minor cosmetic issues and imperfections. Veneers can correct the shape of your teeth, hide deep stains, and correct spacing between your teeth.
Dental veneers can also be used to make misaligned teeth appear straighter, allowing for a quicker, simpler and less expensive option for teeth straightening compared to orthodontic treatment.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
- Comprehensive Evaluation: A comprehensive dental exam and evaluation is the first step in the process of creating porcelain veneers. This will include a physical examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures of the mouth. At this time, Dr. Sowell will ensure that your natural teeth and bite will provide a stable foundation for your veneers.
- Treatment Planning: Dr. Sowell will create a personalized treatment plan just for you. At this time he will discuss your desired results and your choice in materials to reach your dental goal.
- Design & Fabrication: Dr. Sowell will prepare your teeth and take molds that will be used to create your porcelain veneers.
- Final Restoration: At the final visit, Dr. Sowell will place the porcelain veneers on your teeth, checking the fit and color. Any minor adjustments will be made before they are permanently cemented to the teeth.
Although porcelain veneers do require some special care, Dr. Sowell will instruct you on how to properly maintain them for lasting results. Routine dental cleanings and examinations are important to ensure long-term health and proper fit but with conscientious care, your veneers can last a lifetime.