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Porcelain Veneers Plano, TX

Porcelain veneers and crowns are not all made the same, and not all dentists have the same level of skill in cosmetic dentistry. We create a truly beautiful smile through a combination of procedures and design.

Cosmetic dentists Dr. Sara Chen and Dr. Mark Sowell have developed a system for personalized smile design. This includes dentin color control, bonding, preparation design, porcelain selection with varying optical properties and cementation. We can address many dental issues and provide consistent and predictable results.

Dr. Sowell and Dr. Chen are family-friendly cosmetic dentists in Plano 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 and Dr. Chen can use dental veneers to close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth. They can even whiten teeth that have deep dark stains and close gaps between teeth. 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 super thin shell that covers the front surface and sides of a tooth to improve its appearance. We permanently bond this shell into place to cover up any cosmetic imperfection, such as stained teeth. Porcelain is similar in appearance to natural teeth so that they will blend in seamlessly.

They should feel completely natural in your mouth when a dentist shapes and places them correctly. You won’t even notice them when you’re talking or eating, and may even forget you have permanent veneers.

A dental veneer is a permanent dental restoration that is highly stain-resistant. They eliminate the worry of your teeth turning yellow over time.

Porcelain veneers are super strong and durable. But they can break or crack with the right amount of force, just like your strongest natural tooth. Although this is not a common issue, crooked teeth may contribute to this problem.

Your veneer procedure will depend on the state of your 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 from Dr. Mark Sowell and Dr. Sara Chen

At your consultation, Dr. Sowell and Dr. Chen will examine your smile and teeth to determine which veneer will help you achieve your goals.

Dr. Sowell and Dr. Chen use Durathin® and Lumineers®, among other brands of composite veneers. They will give you a natural-looking and radiant new smile. They also have an in-office ceramic lab and a master ceramicist on staff. Advantages of our affordable porcelain veneer 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. Chen and Dr. Sowell also offer porcelain-bonded crowns. These crowns are like a thin veneer that extends 360 degrees around the tooth. Call our cosmetic dentistry to schedule an appointment today.

What Do Porcelain Veneers Fix?

Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic restorations. They can take care of a wide variety of dental concerns. Discolored teeth are a common complaint that patients come in with. Traditionally, professional teeth whitening is the treatment option for this condition.

However, not all stains respond to this treatment. Staining from medication and discoloration from trauma need a different solution. Porcelain veneers cover the front and sides of the teeth, matching the shade of white that you desire.

As we age, our teeth take on wear and tear from years of use. They wear down and often develop little chips and cracks. Porcelain veneers can eliminate the signs of wear and tear that have built up over the years.

Porcelain is a durable compound that holds up through the rigors of everyday life. Unless you’re biting into something with excessive force on the veneer, it’s rare that you’ll encounter any chips or cracks.

Misshapen teeth and gaps between them are prominent cosmetic concerns. Porcelain veneers cover the front and sides of the teeth and can fix gaps. They can treat misshapen teeth and make them uniform with the rest of the smile.

We custom-make each veneer so that they can bridge gaps naturally. Dr. Sowell and Dr. Chen shape the veneers and ensure the size looks natural for your smile while covering these gaps.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Custom porcelain veneers give you a new smile that we tailor to your specific needs and wants. They come with a wide variety of benefits, including the following:

  • Treating multiple cosmetic concerns at once
  • Results that look natural and blend perfectly
  • Durable and stain-resistant
  • Easy color-matching
  • Don’t require excessive maintenance
  • Long-lasting cosmetic dental restoration

Porcelain Veneers Before & After

Affordable permanent veneers in Plano Texas

Dr. Sowell used empress porcelain veneers on the front teeth for this patient. He also placed 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. You can take over-the-counter medication to help alleviate temporary sensitivity.

Can I whiten porcelain veneers?

No, porcelain material does not respond to teeth whitening like natural tooth enamel. Consider replacing your old and discolored veneers. Dr. Sowell and Dr. Chen will make sure the fit and color of your new veneer are to your standards.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Dental veneers can last a lifetime with routine dental care and bi-yearly visits to our dental office. Most dentists will tell you that traditional porcelain veneers last for about 10 to 15 years. Your lifestyle habits and oral health routine at home will decide how ling they last for you.

Can my porcelain veneers get cavities?

No, you can’t get a cavity in your porcelain veneer. However, your natural tooth is still under the veneer. So the tooth is still susceptible to tooth decay.

Make sure that you’re still following your oral health routine and brushing and flossing like you normally would. The tooth decaying under the veneer can cause the veneer to become loose and fall off.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

Many patients are eligible for porcelain veneers. You must be in good oral health to get this restoration. However, keep in mind that porcelain veneers are permanent. Once Dr. Sowell and Dr. Chen remove the tooth structure, it will need a restoration to protect it for the rest of your life.

Dr. Sowell and Dr. Chen are cosmetic and family dentists. We see patients from Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and surrounding Southlake County communities. Give us a call for a quick smile makeover today at (972) 382-6855 or request an appointment online today.