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If you’re unhappy with the state of your smile, porcelain veneers could be the solution for you! At Willow Bend Dental, staying up-to-date on the latest technology and the very best materials available is our priority. That’s why we offer advanced porcelain veneer bonding technology with metal-free, stain-resistant veneers that mimic the look of natural teeth, so you can avoid the black line associated with other versions of veneers.
What to Expect With Porcelain Veneers
Your smile can be brand new in just three short visits to Willow Bend Dental! We are the trusted specialists for porcelain veneers in Plano, TX. Your first appointment will include a consultation and overview of your goals and concerns, impressions and x-rays are sometimes taken at this appointment.
On your second visit, one of our dentists will remove the enamel from your teeth in preparation for your new smile, about equal to the thickness of the actual veneers. Impressions will be made of your teeth and sent to a laboratory to produce your new veneers. It can take anywhere between two and four weeks on average for your veneers to arrive after impressions are sent off. A temporary smile can be placed over your natural teeth during this time so that you can have a better idea of how your veneers will look and feel.
Your third appointment is when your final veneers will be bonded to your existing teeth. After the procedure is completed, you are free to go about your day. Unlike some dental procedures that might leave you in pain or discomfort, with veneers you can resume your daily activities without a break. We will schedule a follow-up visit after a few weeks of the procedure to ensure the veneers are properly aligned and placed.
To make veneers last, it’s important to keep up good oral hygiene by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth. Though porcelain veneers are quite sturdy, you should still avoid biting or chewing on anything too hard.
Not sure if porcelain veneers are right for you? Some of our patients decide on them as a solution for:
- Misaligned teeth or teeth that protrude or have indentations
- Worn, broken, or chipped teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Gaps in the smile
- Porcelain veneers or onlays are also used on back teeth to restore broken molar teeth or to replace large amalgam (silver/mercury) fillings.
Our porcelain veneers are invisible and thin, so no one will be able to distinguish them from natural teeth. You don’t have to veneer all of your teeth. In some cases, placing veneers for front teeth is enough. A lot of patients even choose porcelain veneers simply to achieve a more flawless, bright white smile!
Oral Conscious Sedation Estimated Cost
While the process of getting porcelain veneers is fairly simple and pain-free, we understand that some people may still feel anxious about it. For such patients, we offer oral sedation. An oral pill is given before the treatment begins that will help you relax. You won’t feel any pain or discomfort. After the procedure when sedation wears off, it’s normal to feel drowsy. You will have little or no memory of the experience.
There will be an additional charge for oral sedation. Contact us to get an estimated cost for oral sedation.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Are Porcelain Veneers Bad for Your Teeth?
Because of various factors, teeth can become deeply stained, cracked, or worn out. Porcelain veneers are helpful for fixing such cosmetic issues and it doesn’t cause any damage to your teeth. If the procedure is carried out by a trained and experienced professional, you have nothing to worry about.
Are Porcelain Veneers Painful?
No, the procedure of installing porcelain veneers is painless. The tooth is properly numbed to avoid any discomfort. If you’re anxious about the procedure, you can request sedation for extra comfort.
Can Porcelain Veneers Be Whitened?
Most teeth whitening treatments are ineffective on porcelain. They can be whitened before installing, but not after they are placed in your mouth. However, there isn’t a need for teeth whitening when you get veneers. Porcelain is a non-porous material, which means that it will not stain or damage like natural teeth enamel.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers can last up to anywhere between 10 to 15 years. Their durability also depends on the level of care and maintenance.
To see if porcelain veneers are right for you, please contact our office in Plano, TX for more information!