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Porcelain Veneers Plano, TX

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are ideal for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. Placing custom teeth veneers requires high technical skill and attention to cosmetic detail. We place porcelain veneers routinely and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile. Porcelain veneers are one of the cosmetic dental treatments Texas Dental provides to Plano, TX.

Porcelain Veneers in Plano, TX

What Can Veneers Treat?

Dental veneers can treat various cosmetic problems, including: 

  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Deep tooth stains
  • Small chips or cracks
  • Worn teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth

If you have any of these cosmetic problems, we welcome you to schedule an appointment. We will recommend veneers if you are in good oral health but want to change the appearance of your teeth in the smile line. Our office will create a plan for your custom veneers based on your goals and budget.

Getting Porcelain Veneers in Plano, TX

Before you get your veneers, you will meet with us to discuss your smile goals. We may also take digital X-rays assess your tooth and gum health. From this exam and consultation, we will create a custom treatment plan. This plan will include the number of veneers and their placement. 

To begin veneer treatment, we will numb your treated teeth and remove a small amount of enamel from the front of the teeth. Tooth preparation will allow room for the veneers without making your teeth look or feel bulky. 

After we prepare your teeth, we take dental impressions. We send them to a dental lab, where technicians create your veneers where the veneers are fabricated to match the shape, size, and color of the patient’s natural teeth. In the meantime, we will provide temporary veneers. 

Once the final veneers are ready, we remove your temporary veneers. Then, we carefully bond your veneers to the front of the teeth using a strong dental adhesive. Our dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit and a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Home Instructions for Porcelain Veneers

Remember that it will take time to adjust to the feel of your new bite. When the bite is altered or the position of the teeth is changed, it takes several days for the brain to recognize the new position of your teeth or their thickness as normal. If you continue to detect any high spots or problems with your bite, call our office so we can schedule an adjustment appointment.

Treat Sensitivity 

It is normal to experience some hot and cold sensitivity. The teeth require some time to heal after removal of tooth structure and will be sensitive in the interim. Your gums may also be sore for a few days.

Warm salt water rinses (a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) three times daily will reduce pain and swelling. A mild pain medication, such as one tablet of Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Motrin) every 3-4 hours, should ease any residual discomfort.

Don’t be concerned if your speech is affected for the first few days. You’ll quickly adapt and speak normally. You may notice increased salivation. This is because your brain responds to your teeth’ new size and shape. This should subside to normal in about a week.

Brush and Floss

Daily brushing and flossing are a must for your new dental work. You can clean your veneers just like natural teeth. When you brush your teeth, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Find a fluoride toothpaste with non-abrasive ingredients. Before you brush, floss between each tooth. Floss at least once a day and brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. 

Continue to schedule regular cleaning appointments. We recommend routine visits twice a year so we can clean your teeth, gums and veneers. While infections cannot affect your veneers, they can affect your surrounding teeth and gums. Oral hygiene is essential to keep your veneers bright and 

Avoid Certain Foods and Drinks

Any food that can crack, chip, or damage a natural tooth can do the same to your new teeth. Avoid hard foods and substances (such as beer nuts, peanut brittle, ice, fingernails, or pencils) and sticky candies. Smoking will stain your new teeth. Minimize or avoid foods that stain teeth, such as coffee, red wine, tea, and berries.

Wear a Mouthguard

If you engage in sports, let us know so we can make a custom mouthguard. Wearing a custom-made sports mouthguard will protect your veneers from damage. Let us know if you begin to clench or grind your teeth during sleep. We may recommend a TMJ nightguard if you grind your teeth at night. 

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Discover more about porcelain veneers in our Plano, TX, dental office with answers to common questions many patients have: 

Will dental veneers look like normal teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for over a decade. Our doctors will ensure your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelain and bonded with the most advanced and proven materials.

Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life. Replacing only the veneer involved is usually possible if accidental breakage or damage occurs.

How much are dental veneers?

The cost of veneers will depend on the material and number of veneers you need. Composite veneers and minimal-prep veneers often cost less than porcelain veneers. However, they do not last as long. 

A full set of veneers consists of eight veneers. During a consultation in our office, we can determine how many veneers you need. The more veneers you need, the more treamtent will cost. 

Get Veneers Today

Are you interested in veneers? Get beautiful porcelain veneers in our Plano, TX office today. Contact 972-636-4522 or schedule a dental appointment with us online. If you have any problems or concerns, please let us know. We always welcome your questions.