Veneers - Carrollton, TX
Transforming Carrollton Smiles
We have likely all met people who work hard to conceal their smiles when they speak or laugh in public. Patients are willing to go to a lot of trouble to avoid revealing a less-than-flawless smile, including looking down, turning their head, covering their mouths, and mastering the art of keeping their lips over their teeth. We’ve seen it all before. If you’ve been concealing a smile you’re unhappy with, let the DD Family Dentistry of Carrollton team help you. Our skilled Carrollton cosmetic dentist and friendly dental team offer a wide range of cosmetic services that will make the most flawed teeth into fabulous smiles. Veneers in Carrollton are simple solutions that are effective for many patients. Keep reading to learn more about this natural looking, smile transforming cosmetic dentistry treatment.
The Veneers Process
Porcelain veneers are sheaths of durable, tooth-colored material placed over the front facing surfaces of teeth. We can use veneers to reshape teeth, close gaps between teeth, or conceal cosmetic flaws. The top, bottom, or both rows of teeth visible within the smile line can be included in a porcelain veneers treatment plan.
The process is completed over the course of two appointments. During the initial office visit, we need to remove a small amount of tooth structure from the surface of teeth. This allows the veneer to lay flat and doesn’t change the natural shape of the smile line. Next, bite impressions are captured. These impressions will be used to design and craft your custom cosmetic restoration. Finally, we place temporary veneers. This allows you to adjust to the look and feel of your transformed smile and protects the prepared teeth.
When we receive your custom veneers from our dental lab, you’ll return to the office for your second appointment. The dentist removes your temporary and exchanges it for a flawless, high quality porcelain veneers. If you’re happy with the results, your treatment is complete. If not, let the dentist know right away. We can make adjustments and help you achieve the desired result. Once in place, your custom veneer will last for years with proper care. Great news for those patients who enjoy wine, coffee, berries, and other staining foods and drinks, porcelain veneers may be ideal since they are stain resistant!
The Purpose of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are an extremely versatile cosmetic dentistry service. We can use them to correct or conceal numerous smile irregularities and create a flawless, natural appearance. Some of the reasons patients seek porcelain veneer treatments include:
- Numerous chips, stains, or gaps
- Unevenly spaced or slightly crooked and overlapping teeth
- Deep set stains that do not respond to teeth whitening
- An uneven smile line (teeth that are differing lengths)
Understanding the Cost of Veneers
There are so many factors that can contribute to the cost of your veneers, such as where in your mouth they’re being placed and the number of veneers you receive. With that said, you truly get what you pay for when it comes to veneers (like most things in life.) While they can be a great investment when you want a Hollywood smile, you should make sure they are the right cosmetic treatment for you ahead of time!
Cost vs. Cosmetic Services: What Should You Choose?
It’s nearly impossible to determine your specific price without first attending a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Carrollton. In addition, there may be other cosmetic treatments that could better address your needs at a different cost, so consider them below to help you get a better idea of what may be discussed during your consultation.
Teeth Whitening – Most teeth whitening treatments can be done in a single appointment, while others can be done at home on your own time. However, they only focus on the shade of your existing tooth and don’t influence the shape.
Invisalign – You can remove gaps from in between teeth and even make your smile and bite more even. With that said, they could be more expensive than veneers and take several months to affect teeth. On top of that, your tooth’s shape remains unchanged.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding – This option is considerably cheaper and can work to actually reshape and touch up your tooth if it’s jagged, chipped, or cracked. However, the material is less durable then ceramic and will require touch-ups at our office every few years.
Veneers – It’s true that veneers can be costly upfront, but they are the most effective (and quickest) way to transform your smile in a substantial way. When you need (or want) a brand-new smile in just a couple weeks, they are the best option out there!
How to Make Veneers Affordable
While dental insurance typically does not pay for cosmetic treatments like veneers, our team can contact your insurance company to see if you qualify for coverage. If not, we can offer you other methods to make your treatment more affordable.
For example, we’re more than happy to help you apply for CareCredit, which finances your care with low-interest loans that you can pay back over the span of several months or years, depending on which best fits into your budget. Alternatively, you can take advantage of our in-house dental savings plan. When you sign up, you can get a 15% discount on all other treatments.
No matter what cosmetic service you choose, it’s always best to schedule a consultation to learn more. We can’t wait to help you transform the way your smile looks, all without forcing you to break the bank along the way.
One of the best things about veneers in Carrollton is their versatility. They can be used to correct virtually any aesthetic flaw that you could have in your teeth. At DD Family Dentistry of Carrollton, we want our patients to feel confident in whatever treatment they decide to pursue. For this reason, we’ve taken the time to answer a few of the most commonly asked questions about veneers that we get here at our practice.
Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?
Before we can place veneers, Dr. Durga will have to thoroughly evaluate your teeth to determine your eligibility for veneers. If you have any underlying oral health problems, like cavities or gum disease, those issues will have to be addressed beforehand. If you suffer from bruxism (unconscious teeth grinding or clenching), we may prescribe a custom-made nightguard for you to wear to bed so that you don’t chip or crack your veneers.
Will My Veneers Look Natural?
There’s a reason why veneers are usually made of dental porcelain. Not only is this material highly durable, but it can be custom shaded to resemble the enamel of your surrounding natural teeth. Better yet, it even reflects light in the exact same manner as tooth enamel.
When designing your veneers, we take many aspects of your appearance into account, including your skin tone and facial shape. This ensures your veneers blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile. No one should be able to tell you even got dental work done!
How Long Do Veneers Last?
In many cases, veneers can last 10 to 15 years before they have to be replaced. However, you can extend their lifespan a few years beyond that by taking good care of your oral health. Brushing twice a day, flossing every evening, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash can keep your smile clean and infection-free. Make sure to also attend a dental checkup and cleaning every six months to ensure your veneers are still in great condition.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Cosmetic Dentist Today!
We offer a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic services to deliver the flawless smile of your dreams. Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation to find out more about each of the treatments we provide. During your visit, we’ll examine your smile, answer any questions you may have, and walk you through potential treatment plans. In partnership with your dentist, you’ll create a smile makeover plan that is completely customized to fit your needs, budget, and schedule.