If your teeth have imperfections that you would like to hide, an excellent option could be dental veneers. This cosmetic dentistry option bonds to your teeth. However, they do not last forever, and you may need to replace them after a few years. Each person will go through a different process for picking, placing, and shaping veneers, but we’re here to do it with you. For years, Frisco Dental Associates has been offering fitted porcelain veneers for Frisco, TX patients with fabulous results. Reach out to our team today at 972.335.2201 to learn about how we can help you achieve the perfect smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are an excellent choice for people who have minimal problems with their teeth but want a more attractive smile. Porcelain veneers are essentially tooth covers that your dentist bonds to your tooth. If you are considering getting veneers, you may have an idea of how you want your teeth to appear at the end of the procedure.
The process of getting dental veneers is relatively straightforward and will include:
- Discussing the results that you are looking to achieve with your cosmetic dentist.
- Your dentist shaving and prepping the tooth for your veneers.
- Receiving a temporary set before your permanent veneers are placed and bonded.
- Coming back to your dentist’s office for any necessary changes.
Once you’ve discussed the changes you want to make, the dentist will inform you of what is possible and not. Then, you will talk about the process and make an appointment for the next step in the procedure.
Many people may need some level of prep work before they get the veneers so that they will fit over their teeth. This prep includes filing the teeth and doing any restorative dentistry work that needs to happen beforehand.
What Will Living With Veneers Be Like?
Some people experience a condition experts call dental bonding sensitivity. In other words, the nerves in your teeth react to the bonding material at the beginning of the process. This part of the process may cause a fair amount of pain at the beginning. However, in most cases, the pain goes away fairly quickly. If necessary, you can take Ibuprofen to help manage the pain. You may also have some pain in your gums due to your teeth shifting after your dentist applies the veneers.
If you plan to get facial plastic surgery or lip injections, please let your dentist know before you seek cosmetic dentistry. Certain procedures can affect the coloring of your teeth. For example, getting lip injections may cause your teeth to look gray.
The color is one of the most difficult factors in seeking veneers. Most people think that they want very white teeth, but they tell their dentist that they want natural-looking teeth. Natural-looking teeth are not very white. You will have to make a decision: do you want natural teeth or very white teeth? To help you decide, you will have the chance to wear temporary veneers. These temporary appliances can help you choose the color before your dentist places the permanent veneers.
Another thing to keep in mind is that just like your teeth, veneers can stain. To prevent this, you need to take great care of them to keep them the color you want and make sure they stay in place. You also need to ensure your underlying teeth are healthy. Our team may have other recommendations to help your veneers stay beautiful.
Get Help at Frisco Dental
At Frisco Dental, we strive to give each person the smile they desire. We have been providing porcelain veneers to Frisco, TX residents for years. Give us a call to schedule your free cosmetic dentistry consultation today at 972.335.2201.