Darren Woodson of the Dallas Cowboys before and after having porcelain veneers in Plano at Willow Bend Dental.

Darren Woodson of the Dallas Cowboys
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Porcelain Veneers are the flagship procedure in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The developmental success of porcelain veneers can be contributed to NASA and the space shuttle program in the late 1970’s. When NASA had trouble with missing tiles upon re-entry, they developed this method of bonding the porcelain tiles to the undercarriage of the space shuttle. This bonding technology was adapted to dentistry and has allowed us to bond porcelain veneers directly to the tooth surface without an underlying metal substructure. This mechanical chemical bond creates an amazingly sturdy restoration, which is as strong as natural tooth structure and one that will not stain. Dr. Beougher has specialized training in this advanced porcelain veneer bonding technology that has allowed him to successfully produce thousands of these restorations since 1986.

Porcelain veneers are very thin (as thin as a contact lens), allowing for minimal or no tooth reduction, and in some cases require no anesthesia. Preservation of the strong enamel tooth structure provides for a longer-lasting restoration and is minimally invasive. The semi-translucent veneer can be made to match the light transmitting properties of natural teeth and, being metal free, eliminates the ‘black’ marginal line found around many old-style traditional porcelain fused to metal crowns.

Exquisite natural esthetics are achieved with this restoration, and is most often used to close spaces, replace worn enamel, repair broken or chipped teeth, re-shape crooked or misaligned teeth, and to cover permanently stained or discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers or onlays are also used on back teeth, and is our preferred conservative method to restore broken molar teeth or to replace large mercury silver fillings. Our Plano porcelain veneers and onlays appear as a natural tooth, in other words…they are totally invisible.

If you have questions about our Plano porcelain veneers, please contact our office for more information.