Dental veneers are often touted as the cosmetic fix-all because of their many advantages and more conservative tooth preparation. Here at Pro Dental Dallas, we suggest this treatment plan to our patients if they will benefit from it.
What Are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin porcelain or composite facing that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Since a dental veneer is so thin, there is very minimal tooth structure that must be removed during preparation.
What Are Veneers Used For?
We will prescribe veneers for a number of reasons. Some of these reasons can include:
- Changing the shape of the tooth
- Alternative to Whitening
- Close gaps between teeth
- Reshape the teeth
After a thorough exam and consultation, Dr. Roe will determine if this is the right treatment plan for you. He will discuss all options you have to reach your oral health goals.
What Are They Made From?
In most circumstances, veneers are fabricated out of a thin sheet of glass (porcelain). The porcelain is custom made very similar to how clay pots are made. Custom shades of porcelain are handcrafted onto a replica of your tooth and fired in a furnace. The laboratory technician uses various shades of porcelain to achieve your desired shade color. The most natural-looking teeth are not simply white, but a combination of opacities and translucencies that give the veneers a natural-looking appearance.
Contact Us Today
If you have rotated, discolored, or gapped teeth, dental veneers in Dallas, Texas, can give you the smile you’ve always wanted without the hassle of braces. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jason Roe, our dentist at Pro Dental Dallas, to see if you are a good veneer candidate.