Dentist in Dallas, TX
Veneers may be recommended for those who are interested in restoring the appearance of their teeth such as the color, size and alignment. They are used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and function that is comparable to natural tooth enamel. Veneers can be used to:
- Re-shape teeth
- Improve the look of your teeth due to stains
- Close gaps between teeth
- Fix teeth that are chipped, fractured or broken
Veneers are custom-made to fit over your natural teeth. In order to be a candidate for veneers, the foundation of your natural teeth must be strong and healthy. The results from veneers can drastically and instantly improve the appearance of your smile.
Veneer preparation may involve the removal of a small amount of tooth structure. An impression or scan of the teeth is taken and sent to the lab to fabricate the custom veneers. During this time, temporary veneers are placed on your teeth. Temporary veneers are made of acrylic and are life-like but can be very fragile and need to be treated gently during eating and cleaning.
Once your permanent veneers arrive, they are bonded to your teeth and are quite strong, however, it is always good to exercise caution and avoid chewing excessively hard foods with your veneers.
Veneers can last for years when used and cared for properly. Continue brushing, flossing and keeping up with regular professional cleanings to add to the longevity of your dental veneers.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers, contact our Dallas, TX dentist for a consultation. Our team will conduct an evaluation on your smile to determine what steps are necessary to achieve the smile you desire.
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