What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin laminates placed over the fronts of your teeth to correct an array of imperfections. Made of porcelain, veneers require very little tooth reduction for placement, making them a minimally-invasive cosmetic option for perfecting teeth that are discolored, gapped, chipped, oddly-shaped, small, or slightly crooked.
How are veneers placed?
Porcelain veneer placement requires the removal of a very small amount of tooth enamel on the front of the tooth, which creates a space for the veneer without making your tooth appear thick and unnatural. Then, we’ll make an impression to send to a trusted dental laboratory, where your custom veneers will be fabricated. Finally, our team will carefully bond your custom veneers to the prepared teeth, immediately improving their overall appearance.
What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers are constructed from lifelike dental porcelain, which is not only durable, but also has the same translucent, light-reflecting qualities as your healthy teeth. With proper care, your veneers can last five to ten years longer than other cosmetic treatments. Veneers also require less tooth preparation than porcelain dental crowns, and can help you preserve more of your healthy, natural tooth structure.
Ask us if porcelain veneers can improve your smile.
With an appropriate number of porcelain veneers, you can improve your smile faster and more conservatively than many other cosmetic options. To find out if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers, schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson). We also proudly serve patients who live in North Dallas, Plano, Garland, North Oak Cliff, Bishop Arts District, Kessler Park, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, and all surrounding communities.