Porcelain Veneers Conceal Flaws for a Brighter, More Youthful Smile
If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth and wish to conceal minor cosmetic flaws, we can provide porcelain veneers at our Irving, TX, practice. At Kids and Grownups Dental, Joshua Lee, DDS and John Lee, DDS, MSD, can attach thin porcelain shells to your teeth to conceal a variety of aesthetic flaws such as gaps or discoloration. Veneers can even reshape your teeth and correct minor orthodontic issues.
With our personalized care and attention to detail, you will feel great about your smile after undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure. In turn, your new sense of self-confidence may positively impact your personal relationships, professional growth, and nearly every other aspect of your life.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
Porcelain veneers can effectively address an array of cosmetic issues:
- Internal dental stains that do not respond to teeth whitening
- Chips or cracks, as long as the damage has not weakened the structure of your tooth
- Dental erosion
- Misshapen or disproportionately small teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignment, such as one or two rotated teeth
To determine your candidacy for veneers, Drs. Joshua Lee or John Lee will first evaluate your overall oral health. To qualify for treatment, you should not have any current, untreated decay or gum disease. In addition, you must have enough healthy enamel to support veneer placement.
What to Expect
To prepare you for treatment, your dentist will first reshape your teeth by removing a small amount of dental enamel. Next, your practitioner will take impressions of your teeth.
Once the impressions have been sent to our partner lab, technicians will use the molds to custom-make your veneers to fit your teeth and match the shade of your smile. Thanks to the slight translucence of porcelain, your veneers will have a natural sparkle and sheen.
Our skilled dentists are here to help you achieve a dazzling new smile that you are proud to show off to the world.
It typically takes two weeks to craft veneers, and we can provide temporary restorations while you wait. When your permanent restorations are ready, Dr. Joshua Lee or Dr. John Lee will use a mild solution to etch the surface of your teeth, creating a secure bonding surface. Finally, after coating your teeth with a bonding agent, your dentist will attach the veneers using composite resin.
Maintaining Your Porcelain Veneers
Modern dental porcelain is very strong. Nevertheless, excessive pressure on the teeth can crack or weaken veneers. Therefore, you should avoid chewing ice, biting your fingernails, or using your teeth to open packages. If you suffer from bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding, you may need a night guard to avoid damaging your veneers.
Maintaining proper dental hygiene is also important. If you develop a cavity underneath one of your veneers, your dentist will need to remove the porcelain to place a filling. Therefore, to protect your enhanced smile – and your oral health – you should brush and floss daily, and schedule regular dental cleanings and exams.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about veneers and to find out whether they are best cosmetic option for you, contact Kids and Grownups Dental today. Our skilled dentists are here to help you achieve a dazzling new smile that you are proud to show off to the world.
"Everyone here is wonderful and friendly. They all do whatever it takes to make it a relaxed, pain-free experience. I highly recommend Dr. Lee and his staff. They are amazing!"- Theresa B.