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. Veneers are one of the cosmetic dental treatments Texas Dental provides to Plano, Texas.
Porcelain Veneers in Plano, TX
Discover more about dental veneers in our 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.
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.
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.
Daily brushing and flossing are a must for your new dental work. Daily plaque removal is critical for the long-term success of your new teeth, as are regular cleaning appointments.
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, such as coffee, red wine, tea, and berries.
If you engage in sports, let us know so we can make a custom mouthguard. Wear the night guard we provided if you grind your teeth at night. Adjusting to the look and feel of your new smile will take time.
Receive Veneers Today
Contact 972-636-4522 or request a dental appointment with us online. If you have any problems or concerns, please let us know. We always welcome your questions.