When you want to improve your smile, you typically have several options, depending on the exact nature of your concerns. In most cases, though, patients prefer to achieve optimal results with minimal dental work, and with porcelain veneers, that’s a highly-realistic expectation. Informally known as “the instant smile makeover,” porcelain veneers may be the most versatile cosmetic dental enhancements, able to address a multitude of issues with just one procedure.
Who would benefit most from porcelain veneers?
Veneers are super-thin shells of dental porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of one or more teeth, creating a new, blemish-free tooth surface. Because of how they are applied, porcelain veneers are often recommended for patients with;
- Stubborn teeth stains
- Cracked or fractured teeth (in mild cases)
- Excessive spaces between teeth
- Teeth that are slightly misshapen, or slightly crooked
- Teeth that look too small compared to the rest
How are porcelain veneers made and placed?
To make your veneers, we will first sculpt a small amount of enamel (the outer surface) from the fronts of the appropriate teeth to make room. Then, we will take careful measurements of your teeth and smile using digital diagnostic equipment, and send those measurements to a trusted dental lab where your veneers will be fabricated. Once they are completed, you will return for a follow up visit, where we will carefully and permanently bond the veneers to your teeth.
Would dental crowns be better?
If you have a tooth that is severely damaged or that is treated for a large cavity, then we may recommend a dental crown instead of a veneer. Also made from porcelain, a dental crown will fit competely over the tooth, rather than just on its front surface. However, for most cosmetic concerns, porcelain veneers are usually preferable, since they can be placed on more than one tooth and require much less preparation.
ABOUT YOUR FT. WORTH, TX, COSMETIC DENTIST:
Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly-skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.