We believe a bright and healthy looking smile is key to feeling confident about our personal appearance. White, attractively shaped, and evenly spaced teeth allow you to look your very best, and one way to achieve this perfect smile is through the application of porcelain veneers.
Fashioned as a covering for the front of a tooth that is chipped, cracked, misshapen, stained or otherwise flawed, a porcelain veneer is a thin shell that has been meticulously designed by a dentist to achieve maximum cosmetic appeal. The doctor’s artistry is next converted into a veneer fabricated in a dental laboratory, carefully inspected and then delivered for installation. Before installing the veneer, the dentist will first remove a thin layer of enamel from the tooth that is to be covered, and then bond the veneer firmly in place using a specially formulated dental adhesive.
Porcelain veneers are distinctly different from composite materials that can be applied directly over a tooth using a technique known as dental bonding. While composite or plastic veneers are less expensive, they don’t offer the porcelain veneer advantages such as those noted below:
- Cosmetic Appearance – Porcelain veneers offer the ultimate in tooth shaping and spacing possibilities– a truly stunning smile can be achieved
- A More Natural Smile – Made from the finest materials available, today’s porcelain veneers feature a translucent, light reflecting finish that provides the most natural looking result possible
- Long-Lasting – With proper care, porcelain veneers typically last 10-15 years (or longer) before renewed applications are required – plastic veneers provide approximately half that longevity
- Superior Stain Resistance – Porcelain is far more resistant than composite veneers to stains from foods, beverages, tobacco, etc.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
Will there ever be a better time than right now to decide to contact Dossett Dental to learn more about achieving your perfect smile? Take advantage of our free consultation service and learn more about porcelain veneers, and whether or not they’re the optimal solution for you. You can also take advantage of our Saturday and evening hours appointments, and to make life even easier, we offer office locations in Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, and Hurst. In short, we do our very best to make you smile!