Even if we brush and floss our teeth daily and see our dentist every 6 months as recommended our teeth begin to show wear and tear. These issues — often minor cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments — 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 improve the aesthetics of your smile. Veneers can correct the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. A porcelain veneer is a very thin shell that covers the front and sides of a tooth that is permanently bonded into place to cover cosmetic issues.
Porcelain is very similar in appearance to natural tooth enamel so veneers will blend in seamlessly. When shaped and placed correctly, it should feel completely natural in your mouth and you won’t even notice them when you are talking or eating. Dental veneers are highly stain resistant and can eliminate the worry of your teeth turning yellow over time. They are very strong and durable but, just like your strongest natural tooth, can be broken or cracked if too much force is applied.
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 are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Sowell can design your veneers to cover any cosmetic issues your smile may have.
Plano cosmetic dentist Dr. Mark Sowell has developed an unsurpassed system for personalized smile design. This includes dentin color control, bonding, preparation design, porcelain selection with varying optical properties and cementation to give consistent predictable results in diverse situations.
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 veneers. Dr. Sowell uses Durathin and Lumineers design veneers – and other dental porcelain veneers – to give you a natural-looking, radiant new smile. He also has an in-office ceramic lab and a master ceramist on staff.
- 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.
Dental Veneers In Plano, TX
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sowell and his team at Sensational Smiles. Call (972) 382-6855 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.