There are so many benefits that come from a terrific smile – increased confidence, positive first impressions, and an increased desire to maintain oral health. At Frisco Elm Dental in Little Elm, TX, we are committed to helping our patients enjoy a beautiful smile. Having flaws such as cracks, chips, or misshapen teeth can all detract from the appearance of a smile and as a result, may cause you to refrain from using it. Fortunately, porcelain veneers are an effective way to transform the appearance of your teeth so you can let your smile shine bright.
Veneers are thin strips of ceramic, typically porcelain, that are custom designed and fabricated to bond directly to the front of your teeth, hiding a wide range of flaws and imperfections. Porcelain is used because it is a strong, beautiful material that is resistant to stains and possesses the same pearly luster and translucency of tooth enamel.
One of the reasons teeth veneers are so popular is their versatility. Veneers can be used on a single tooth or all visible teeth depending on the nature of the concerns. Their ability to “instantly” transform the tooth makes them a popular alternative to other forms of treatment such as orthodontics. Here are some of the most common issues that veneers can address:
At Frisco Elm Dental, the health of your smile is our number one concern. During your consultation, we will determine if veneers are the best choice for you to achieve your desired results. If any issues such as tooth decay are discovered, it will be important to treat that before the placement of veneers.
Once we have decided to proceed with veneers, the first step is to prepare the teeth by removing a small portion of the enamel. This step is important because it allows the veneers to sit flush and naturally within the smile. Next, we will take impressions of the mouth and send that information to a high-quality dental laboratory to create your custom veneers. Once the final veneers are ready, you will return to the office where the fit is double-checked before they are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth.
Dental veneers do not require any special care other than routine oral hygiene and dental visits. It is, however, important to avoid biting or chewing on hard objects as it can cause your veneers to crack. With good oral habits, your veneers can last for a decade or even longer.
A beautiful smile can give you the confidence to take advantage of all that life has to offer. If you live in Little Elm or the surrounding areas, we invite you to call Frisco Elm Dental today at (214) 705-7100 to book your veneers consultation.
A graduate from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dr. Vidya Suri is an established dentist who prioritizes her patients and strives to provide them with the best possible dental care. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and skills including her ability to pay close attention to the details to provide her patients with the most optimal outcomes that exceed their expectations.
Dr. Suri treats patients of all ages. In order to ensure that she is doing her best, she regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay abreast of new practices, technology, and advancements in the industry. Dr. Suri is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.