Why your Carrollton, TX area dentist might recommend porcelain veneers
Instead of using a crown, which covers the exposed part of the tooth, some patients may be better suited for a restoration such as porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin restorations that look like a shell. They are created to cover only the front of a tooth to change the appearance of the smile. At Hebron Smiles of Carrollton, TX, many patients seeking a solution for imperfections near the front of their smile may find porcelain veneers to be a viable option for their needs and budget.
What are porcelain veneers?
Our dentists at Hebron Smiles describe porcelain veneers as a cosmetic procedure used for the anterior or front teeth. These porcelain shells are custom-fabricated to match the patient’s existing teeth in shape, size, and color. A thin portion of the tooth enamel is removed before the veneer is bonded in place.
What can a porcelain veneer disguise?
Several imperfections can occur on the anterior teeth that can be effectively concealed using porcelain veneers. Below are a few situations in which veneers might be used to enhance the smile:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Chips or cracks on anterior teeth
- Permanent staining and discoloration
- Unusually short teeth
- Worn/broken teeth
- Misaligned teeth
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Patients who are considering these restorations may have a variety of questions for their dentist before pursuing them. For example, some might be curious as to how long these restorations last. Porcelain veneers are typically in place for a decade or longer, as they are strong, durable, and stain-resistant. Veneers are also easy to care for and can be used in a variety of cosmetic situations.
How do I learn more about porcelain veneers?
To discuss porcelain veneers further with a skilled dental professional, call the team at Hebron Smiles. Drs. Adnan Saleem, Cameron Hamidi, Anas Athar, and Blanca Lemus are available to assist new and returning patients seeking general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry options for their smiles. The office is at 1745 East Hebron Parkway, Suite #124, and you can call our front office team at (972) 388-3320 for an appointment.