Smile Confidently With Dental Veneers
Stained or discolored teeth; chipped or broken teeth; misaligned teeth; gaps between teeth; all of these are reasons why people alter their smile to hide their dental imperfections. A consultation with Dr. Darren K. Dickson to discuss dental veneers in Plano TX can restore your confidence and your smile in a few short visits.
Dental veneers are a thin shell-like covering that your cosmetic dentist can design to correct many dental issues. If your smile has become dull due to wear and tear, diet, or medication, dental veneers can provide a permanent brightening solution.
Dental veneers can be made in the shape and shade of your existing teeth to correct one or more teeth. For chipped or broken teeth, the addition of dental veneers will once again give you a “wow” smile.
For misaligned teeth or to close unwanted gaps between teeth, dental veneers offers correction in weeks instead of the months needed for orthodontic treatment.
Dental veneers are designed to affix to the front of your existing teeth. Very little of your natural tooth is impacted to place dental veneers making this a much more desirable solution than many other more invasive dental procedures available.
In addition to the aesthetic value of dental veneers, strength and durability are enhanced when teeth are protected with veneers. Although veneers are very thin, they are made of porcelain. When your cosmetic dentist places your veneers, they become permanent and are attached with cement specifically designed to bond the veneer to your tooth. A curing light is also used to aid in hardening the cement used to attach your veneer.
Once the veneers have been placed, your treatment is complete. Your veneers do not require any special care, but your cosmetic dentist will likely offer these suggestions:
- Brush and floss like normal.
- Visit your dentist twice per year for a professional cleaning and exam.
- Consume dark beverages like coffee, tea and wine with a degree of caution. Unlike your natural teeth, veneers cannot be whitened with pastes and gels.
- Avoid biting hard objects like ice or chewing on hard objects like candy or caramels.
- Do not bite your nails.