Find out if dental veneers could give you your most ideal smile.
Are you suffering from severe dental stains that can’t just be easily erased with professional teeth whitening? If you have internal stains then you know all too well how challenging it is to get rid of them. Find out how your McKinney, TX dentist Dr. Kenneth Sharp could give you that brighter smile with dental veneers.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that are adhered to the front of your teeth to change the shape, color or look of your smile. They are only applied to teeth found in the aesthetic zone, or teeth that you see when a person smiles. Typically made of porcelain, veneers offer a translucency that mimics that of natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell that you have them!
What issues do dental veneers address?
Dental veneers are truly a great option for many patients looking to alter their smile and hide certain dental flaws. Your McKinney, TX dentist will often recommend veneers if you have any of these problems:
- Internal stains and discolorations
- Chips and cracks
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
- Minor overlapping
Since teeth whitening won’t work on your internal, or intrinsic, stains, the best way to hide them is with veneers. As veneers cover the entire front surface of the tooth, all others will see is a brighter, whiter smile.
Veneers can also be used to elongate certain teeth and hide gummy smiles, as well as give you a straighter smile, fixing minimal crookedness without braces.
What should I expect when I get dental veneers from my McKinney dentist?
After we’ve deemed you an appropriate candidate for veneers, the first step involves some tooth preparation. This simply means that we will shave a small amount of enamel off of your teeth—about ½ millimeter—so the veneers don’t look bulky when placed on your teeth. This process doesn’t hurt, and won’t require anesthesia or pain medications to complete.
Next, we will decide on the proper veneer shade for your teeth and take impressions of your smile. This information will be sent to a lab, where they will custom-make your veneers specific to your smile. In the meantime, you will be fitted with temporary veneers.
Once your veneers are complete, you will come back for your second visit. We will adhere your veneers to the front of your teeth with a special resin, and then harden it with a special dental light. In two visits, you can have a smile that is stain-free and vibrant.
Interested in getting dental veneers? The next step is to schedule a consultation with your McKinney family dentist at Stonebridge Ranch Smiles to make sure you are right for this procedure. Call us today!