Porcelain Veneers – Spring, TX
A Priceless Investment In Your Confidence
Do you wish that your smile was more attractive? Damaged teeth can have a huge impact on the way you present yourself. Over time, they can cause you to become embarrassed by your smile, making you feel like you’d rather hide it than let it shine. Instead of letting your self-confidence dwindle because of some pesky cosmetic imperfections, let us fix them with porcelain veneers at Spring Dentist! With the ability to conceal a slew of issues with a single solution, these porcelain shells can take your smile from drab to stellar in just a couple of appointments! To learn more about the procedure, or to find out if it’s the right choice for you, contact us today!
Why Choose Spring Dentist For Porcelain Veneers?
- Customized Treatment Plans
- Experienced Dentist
- Advanced Technology
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin, strong shells that are custom-created to fit over the visible portion of your teeth. Because they’re made from dental porcelain, they are able to mimic the look of your natural enamel by reflecting light. They’re also gentle on your gum tissue. Once they’ve been permanently cemented to your natural teeth, they can conceal a variety of flaws and act to change the shape, size, and color of them to create a seamless and complete smile. The procedure typically takes place over the course of two appointments with your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Joshua Kuykendall.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer patients a laundry list of benefits that they aren’t able to get with other cosmetic treatments. Some advantages that you can look forward to include:
- A natural appearance that blends in with the rest of your teeth.
- Each veneer is custom-crafted.
- Dental porcelain is stain-resistant.
- Gentle on the gums.
- Fix a variety of cosmetic flaws with one solution.
- Boost your confidence.
The Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers
Before you begin the procedure, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Kuykendall to help you determine whether or not porcelain veneers are right for you. Once you make your decision, we’ll go ahead and schedule your first appointment.
During your first visit, we’ll prepare your teeth to receive the permanent veneers by removing a small amount of your natural enamel. This is to compensate for the thickness of the porcelain shells so that they lay flush with the rest of your teeth and don’t protrude from your mouth. Next, we’ll take impressions of each of the teeth that you’d like to have repaired to send off to the dental laboratory. Finally, we’ll place temporary shells until you come back for your next appointment so you can get used to the way they feel.
Once we receive your permanent veneers from the dental laboratory, we’ll schedule your last visit. After taking off your temporary veneers, we’ll begin to cement the permanent ones to your natural teeth. Dr. Kuykendall will make any final necessary adjustments, polish them, and then you’ll be all set!
When you walk out of our dental office feeling confident with your newly transformed smile, you’ll understand just how priceless porcelain veneers are. With the proper maintenance, you can enjoy brighter and healthier-looking teeth for years to come. Contact us today to start your journey towards a more confident you!
Are you tired of hiding your teeth every time you speak, smile, or laugh? If so, you may be thinking about getting veneers in Spring. Of course, it’s completely normal to have a few questions in mind before committing to anything. To help you out, our team at Spring Dentist has decided to answer some frequently asked questions below. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, feel free to contact our office!
Are Veneers Permanent?
Since veneers will have to be replaced eventually, they’re not considered a permanent cosmetic solution. However, the process of getting them is irreversible. At your first appointment, Dr. Kuykendall will remove a thin layer of enamel to ensure the veneers fit properly on the teeth. Unlike hair and nails, the enamel will never grow back once it’s removed. Because of that, the prepared teeth will always need to be covered by restorations like crowns or veneers.
Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?
It’s important to note that porcelain veneers are stain-resistant – not stain-proof. Because porcelain is a nonporous material, the staining particles in dark-colored foods and drinks have more difficulty penetrating the surface. Therefore, you can enjoy a cup of joe without worrying too much about it staining your veneers. Of course, excessive consumption of any dark-colored beverage can still have a negative impact over time. At the end of the day, moderation is key!
Do Veneers Give You Lisp?
When you first get veneers, you may have trouble pronouncing certain words or making specific sounds. That happens because the tongue is not used to the presence of the restorations in the mouth. Even though veneers are thin, the minimal difference in thickness still affects the way the tongue moves. Luckily, any temporary lisp you develop should go away after adjusting to your new smile. You can speed up the adjustment process by practicing the pronunciation of certain words, reading aloud, and having more conversations with loved ones. If needed, Dr. Kuykendall can reduce the thickness of the restorations in certain areas to make the impediment go away.
Can You Whiten Veneers?
Whitening treatments do not have any effect on veneers, even if they’re stained or discolored. If you want to restore the brightness of your smile, you’ll need to have your restorations replaced or shaded. Patients who are planning on having both whitening and veneers done should start with the whitening treatment. That way, the veneers can be color-matched to your teeth as they currently appear.