In Chinese lore, 2017 is the year of the rooster. At Breckenridge Dental & Orthodontics, we want to make your 2017 the year of the smile. If you are typically reluctant to smile because your teeth are in bad shape, then we have the solution. With porcelain veneers in Richardson, TX, our dentists can give you a brand new smile that will have you crowing, “See me smile!”
What Can Veneers Correct?
Porcelain veneers have a nickname. They’re sometimes called instant orthodontics. Why? Because unlike actual orthodontics that can require a commitment of two years or more, porcelain veneers can straighten your smile in just two appointments with your Richardson cosmetic dentist. But that’s not all. In addition to making crooked teeth look straight, porcelain veneers can cover up a range of smile imperfections. For instance, if you have chipped, cracked or broken teeth, porcelain veneers can make these look whole again. A tooth that is misshaped or proportionally smaller than other teeth blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Even teeth that have wide gaps between them can be made to look correctly spaced.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Now that you know what porcelain veneers can do for your smile, you may be wondering what they are. In simple terms, porcelain veneers are coverings for your teeth that conceal the smile you have and give you a more attractive grin. Veneers are made of fine dental porcelain that not only accurately replicates the appearance of natural teeth, but also strengthens your smile, as well. Dental porcelain is extremely hard and durable. With proper dental hygiene and a little extra care—stop biting your nails, chewing ice and gnawing on pens—your new smile can last for 10 years or more before a veneer needs replacing. Moreover, porcelain resists staining, so your smile will look whiter than ever and stay that way!
How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Getting veneers from your Richardson dentist requires scheduling only two appointments. After a consultation where we discuss the procedure and what you hope to achieve with veneers, we’ll be ready to begin. At the first visit, your teeth are anesthetized so one of our dentists can file away a thin layer of tooth enamel. This is a permanent alteration to your teeth that is necessary to make room for the veneers. We don’t want your new smile to look like it’s protruding.
After this step, we’ll give you a set of temporary veneers to protect your teeth and give you a couple of weeks to adjust to the feeling of having veneers in your mouth. During that time, our dental lab will handcraft your permanent porcelain veneers. They’ll arrive in our Richardson dental office ready to be bonded to your teeth. Once in place, your porcelain veneers will ensure this year and many years of smiles!
For Porcelain Veneers in Richardson, TX Call Us Today
If you’re ready to take the first step toward a brand new beautiful smile, contact Breckenridge Dental to schedule a consultation and learn more about porcelain veneers.