Flower Mound Dental offers several comprehensive cosmetic dentistry solutions to improve the appearance of your teeth. As expert cosmetic dentists, Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jennings can change the color, shape, and overall aesthetics of your teeth to create the smile you want. They offer porcelain veneers in Flower Mound, TX to help their patients achieve the beautiful smile they have always wanted.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can fix many cosmetic issues with teeth. They are thin shells that are custom made to fit each tooth. They are made of porcelain because this material reflects light in a way that is similar to tooth enamel. Because of this, the veneer will look very natural. Your dentist will bond each porcelain veneer to the front of the tooth to create the perfect smile.
What are Porcelain Veneers Used For?
There are many types of cosmetic dental concerns that porcelain veneers can address. Depending on the extent of your problems, this treatment may be the best solution. Dental veneers are a great solution for patients that want to address many types of cosmetic issues. We often recommend porcelain veneers for the following situations:
- Cover up stained or discolored teeth
- Fix teeth that are chipped or cracked
- Correct teeth that are misshapen
- Close gaps that are between teeth
- Align crooked teeth
Getting Porcelain Veneers in Flower Mound, TX
The process to get porcelain veneers will involve a few dentist appointments. You will need an initial consultation where Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jennings will review your medical history, examine your teeth, and discuss your goals and expectations. They will create a treatment plan that will meet your desires, stay within your budget, and support your long term oral health.
During the first step of the treatment, your dentist will need to prepare your teeth. This step involves removing a minimal amount of tooth enamel to create room for the veneer. This is necessary to avoid a bulky look on your teeth.
We will take several impressions of your teeth. One will be used to make the temporary veneers that we will place on your teeth to protect them until your permanent ones are ready. We will send the mold of your teeth to a dental lab where an expert lab tech will fabricate your new, custom porcelain veneers.
In about 2-3 weeks, the dentist will bond the veneers to the front of your teeth. They will adjust them for fit and polish them to achieve a natural appearance.
The entire porcelain veneer process is minimally invasive. Most patients do not experience any pain at all. Some may experience minor discomfort or soreness after the procedure. If necessary, we can numb the area around the tooth for your comfort.
How Many Porcelain Veneers will I Need?
Each porcelain veneer patient will have a custom treatment plan created for them. The number of veneers you need will depend on your goals and budget. Our goal will be to create a natural looking, balanced smile.
Some patients may only want a few teeth addressed that are visible when they smile while others may want a complete set of veneers for a full smile makeover. Your dentist will evaluate your smile and recommend the best number of porcelain veneers that will achieve your goals. Most patients will end up getting at least 4 because the front four teeth are most visible when smiling.
Is it Hard to Care for Porcelain Veneers?
Taking care of your porcelain veneers is fairly easy. While there are no extra steps or products you need, it is important to maintain a proper daily oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. You should also remember to floss at least once a day. Regular dentist appointments and teeth cleanings are necessary to monitor the condition of the veneers and ensure their longevity.
Making changes to your lifestyle habits will also prevent you from damaging your new veneers. We recommend avoiding hard or extra crunchy foods such as hard candies or ice. Never use your teeth as tools to open items.
If you are interested in transforming your smile, book a consult today with Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jennings. You can reach our dentist office by calling 972-640-7891 or you can request an appointment online by filling out the form. We provide our patients with top of the line, custom porcelain veneers in Flower Mound, TX.