Porcelain veneers and crowns are not all made the same and not all dentists have the same level of skill with cosmetic dentistry. We create a truly beautiful smile through a combination of procedures and design.
Plano cosmetic dentist Dr. Mark Sowell has developed a 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.
Dr. Sowell is a family-friendly cosmetic dentist in Plano who is highly skilled in providing affordable porcelain veneers. Improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting chips and stains, color, shape, and spacing of your teeth with dental veneers.
Dr. Sowell can use dental veneers to close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten teeth with deep dark stains. If you have chipped teeth or are showing signs of wear, our affordable dental veneers can protect them from damage and restore their appearance.
Porcelain Veneers in Plano, TX
A porcelain veneer is a very thin shell that covers the front and sides of a tooth to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry. We permanently bond this shell into place to cover up any cosmetic imperfection, such as stained teeth. Porcelain is very similar in appearance to natural teeth so they will blend in seamlessly.
When shaped and placed correctly, they should feel completely natural in your mouth. You won’t even notice them when you are talking or eating.
A dental veneer is a permanent, irreversible dental restoration that is highly stain-resistant. They eliminate the worry of your teeth turning yellow over time. Porcelain veneers are very strong and durable but, just like your strongest natural tooth, they can break or crack with the right amount of force. Although this is not a common issue, crooked teeth may contribute to this problem.
Your veneer procedure will depend on the state of your personal oral health, cosmetic flaws, and cosmetic goals. We use state-of-the-art pressed ceramics like Empress, lithium disilicate like Emax, and feldspathic porcelain.
Types of Porcelain Veneers by Dr. Mark Sowell
At your consultation, Dr. Sowell will examine your smile and teeth to determine which veneer will help achieve your goals.
Dr. Sowell uses Durathin® and Lumineers®, among other brands of dental porcelain veneers, to give you a natural-looking, radiant new smile. He also has an in-office ceramic lab and a master ceramicist on staff. Advantages of our affordable porcelain veneers treatment plan include:
- Treatment in as little as two visits
- Transforms your whole smile
- No need for temporary veneers
- Eliminates badly stained & dark teeth
- Gives you a “designer” smile
Dr. Sowell also offers porcelain bonded crowns, which are like a thin veneer that extends 360 degrees around the tooth for damaged teeth.
Porcelain Veneers Before & After
Dr. Sowell used empress porcelain veneers on the front teeth and bondable ceramic crowns on the back teeth to restore proper bite alignment and dazzling beauty. We will match your new tooth-colored restoration with your existing teeth for a seamless result.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Are porcelain veneers bad for your teeth?
No. porcelain veneers are not only beautiful, but they also protect your teeth from tooth decay and stains. Veneers made of porcelain material are highly stain-resistant and will not damage your teeth. They actually provide a small barrier of protection.
Are porcelain veneers painful?
No. You should not feel any pain during the treatment process and after treatment. We will numb your mouth so there will be little discomfort during the procedure.
Can porcelain veneers be whitened?
No. Porcelain material does not respond to teeth whitening like natural tooth enamel. If you’ve had your veneers for a long time and they have started to discolor, consider replacing them. Dr. Sowell will make sure the fit and color of your new veneer is to your standards.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
They can last a lifetime with routine dental care and bi-yearly visits to our dentist office. Most dentists will tell you that traditional porcelain veneers last for about 10 to 15 years.
Dr. Sowell serves as a general dentist, cosmetic and family dentist, and sedation dentist to the people of Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and surrounding Southlake County communities. Give us a call today at (972) 382-6855 or request an appointment online today.