Veneers – Carrollton, TX
Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams
Chips, stains, misalignment, and other dental imperfections got you down? Don’t worry – you don’t have to undergo months or years of back-to-back treatment to achieve the smile of your dreams. With veneers in Carrollton, Dr. Dillard can conceal flaws and perfect your smile simultaneously. Want to learn more? Then read on or get in touch with our team to schedule a consultation!
Why Choose Anthony Dillard, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Veneers?
- Highly Trained and Meticulous Cosmetic Dentist
- See Your Results Beforehand with Virtual Smile Design Technology
- iTero Digital Scanner for Putty-Free Dental Impressions
What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are custom-made from high-quality materials, like porcelain. When crafted into a thin shell, they can be bonded onto the front-facing surfaces of your teeth, concealing a wide range of dental imperfections in the process. Most often, they are used to correct stained, misaligned, and misshapen teeth. Since they can do so simultaneously (and in just two or three appointments!), it’s not surprising that they are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments.
The Process of Getting Veneers
The first step in the veneers process is scheduling an appointment with Dr. Dillard, our highly trained and talented cosmetic dentist in Carrollton. During this visit, he will sit down with you, learn about your concerns, examine your smile, and learn about your aesthetic goals. If you both decide that veneers are the best smile-enhancing solution for you, then we will iron out the details of your treatment plan.
The next step will be “prepping” your teeth, which will involve a small layer of enamel being removed. From there, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them off to the dental lab along with the exact shade, shape, and size specifications. If needed, we can provide you with a temporary set of veneers while your permanent ones are being crafted (a process that usually takes about two weeks).
Once we receive your veneers from the lab artisans, you’ll return to our office to have them placed. Dr. Dillard will securely bond them to your teeth, ensuring they look flawless. After any final adjustments are made, the process will be complete!
The Benefits of Veneers
By now, you already know many of the benefits of veneers. To recap, here are a few noteworthy ones:
- Speed – The entire process can be completed in just two appointments!
- Versatility – Veneers can address one misshapen tooth or completely transform your smile.
- Lifelike – With a wide range of lifelike shades, veneers look and feel incredibly natural.
- Longevity – Veneers can last for 15+ years with proper care.
- Easy maintenance – Veneers are stain-resistant, cavity-resilient, and easy to care for.
Before you get dental veneers, it’s important to voice any questions you have. We don’t want you to have any doubts when it comes to creating the smile you’ve always wanted. Below are some of the most common questions that we’ve heard from patients who were considering veneers. If there’s anything you would like to know that isn’t discussed below or on the rest of this page, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Veneers are not made to last forever and will likely have to be replaced every ten years or so. They are, however, considered to be irreversible because placing them involves removing natural enamel from your teeth. Since removed enamel doesn’t grow back, the teeth in question will always need to be covered by veneers (or some other type of restoration such as a crown) in the future. That said, the durability of veneers means that you can count on your newly refreshed smile to last a long time, and we can replace your veneers with bright new ones when the originals eventually become too worn out to use.
Is It Painful to Get Veneers?
We’ll numb your mouth while placing your veneers, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure. Once the numbness wears off, the discomfort you experience after the treatment will depend on how many veneers were placed. Two to four veneers will normally cause little to no pain, but eight or more veneers might lead to some soreness. This is only temporary, of course, and you can use over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen to stay comfortable while your mouth is recovering.
Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Get Veneers?
Veneers are not recommended for patients with untreated tooth decay. The cavity would only grow worse under the veneer and would be harder to treat. Also, gum disease that results in swollen gum tissue can prevent veneers from fitting properly. Finally, if you suffer from bruxism (grinding your teeth at night), there’s a good chance that you might break or wear down your veneers while you’re asleep.
Luckily, our practice has solutions for all of these oral health issues. We can treat cavities and gum disease so that they’re no longer a threat to your mouth, and we can give you a nightguard to protect your smile from the worst effects of teeth grinding. Once these problems are under control, we can check to see if you’re a candidate for veneers.
Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?
According to many patients, veneers feel completely natural inside their mouths. Many of them don’t even notice them while speaking or chewing. Each veneer is custom-made for your smile based on impressions of your mouth after your teeth have been properly prepared. As a result, your veneers will fit comfortably and won’t protrude past your other teeth. And since they’re made of porcelain, they won’t irritate the inside of your mouth.