How dental veneers, in skilled hands, give your smile a beautiful and natural-looking boost
Veneers regularly top the list of most popular cosmetic procedures at dentists’ offices near central and northern Texas and far beyond. For anyone who understands dental veneers’ smile-enhancing power, this procedure’s popularity absolutely makes sense. These thin sheets of porcelain are often the “not-so-best-kept secret” behind the world’s most admired smiles, gracing the faces of famous and influential people.
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.
Veneers have the potential to enhance your smile positively. But they are also a highly technique-specific procedure. It is important to partner with the experienced and talented professionals at Favero Family Dental in Denton. Turning to dentists with considerable experience and skill in planning, preparing, and placing veneers ensures your satisfaction with treatment results.
When veneers “go wrong,” it is often due to their not fitting the size of the patient’s smile or teeth. Additionally, veneers may not complement other features unique to the “wearer.” For instance, they may jut out too much or appear too white or plastic-looking. Dissatisfaction with veneers can also arise when lackluster materials are used or when bonding agents fall short and do not promote the strongest bond between the tooth and veneer. In turn, the treated tooth may not be as strong as it should be and could be vulnerable to breakage and future damage.
The Favero advantage
Our dentists, Drs. Stephen Blake Favero and Khourschid Favero, take the time to get to know all of their patients, regardless of if they want to cover a gap between two teeth with veneers or require full-mouth rehabilitation to replace teeth and restore vital health and function. They don’t cut corners when it comes to planning and preparing treatments. This same notion applies to their use of quality materials that replicate the appearance and structure of natural teeth.
Porcelain is often an excellent option for many dental procedures. It is a “great imitator”; porcelain reflects light like natural tooth enamel and offers similar translucency. It also resists stains well and is strong, though not impervious to damage. If you have potentially destructive behaviors, such as chronic teeth grinding, we will discuss options to protect your dental work and teeth.
As long as your teeth, gums, and mouth are healthy, veneers may be an appropriate treatment option for you if:
- Your cosmetic imperfections affect the front surfaces of the teeth in your smile zone.
- You have gaps or uneven spacing between teeth and do not require more extensive orthodontic measures (such as Invisalign® or braces).
- One or some of your teeth detract from the overall attractive balance and uniformity of your smile due to features such as an oddly shaped or irregularly-sized tooth.
- Despite trying professional teeth whitening, you have persistent stains and discoloration (or your teeth may not be good candidates for whitening methods).
- You have chips and small cracks that do not require treatment with dental restorations like crowns.
A small amount of enamel must be removed for veneers to fit on top of teeth properly. Otherwise, the veneers won’t fit, feel, or look right. Plus, poorly-fitting veneers are susceptible to damage. For those patients who are looking for a reversible and conservative alternative that does not require altering the natural tooth, may we suggest dental bonding? To learn more about the world of options available at Favero Family Dental, call our office in Denton, TX, at (940) 566-2847.