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Porcelain Veneers – University Park, TX

Correct Multiple Smile Imperfections at Once

woman smiling in sunset with porcelain veneers in University ParkWhen you look in the mirror, are you unable to focus on anything but the flaws in your front teeth? Do your chipped, gapped, or stained pearly whites detract from your otherwise beautiful smile? At Inwood Village Dental, we understand better than most how even a single cosmetic flaw can mar what would normally be a stunning grin. That’s why we offer a treatment for these flaws – porcelain veneers. Keep reading to learn more about what these restorations are and how they can benefit you.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

woman trying on porcelain veneersPorcelain veneers in University Park are super-thin shells of dental ceramic. They can be placed over the fronts of your problem teeth to create the appearance of a naturally perfect smile. Each veneer is custom-made to blend in with your existing smile while also boosting its natural beauty.

The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

diagram of veneer being placed on toothAfter your initial consultation, it takes two appointments to receive porcelain veneers. At your first visit, one of our dentists will prepare your teeth by removing a trace amount of enamel. This step is essential in making sure your veneers won’t stick out in the line of your smile. Keep in mind, though, that once enamel is gone, it cannot grow back. This means that veneers are considered a permanent treatment.

Once your affected teeth have been prepped, we’ll take impressions of them, which will be then sent to a dental lab, where a skilled team of ceramists will meticulously craft your restorations. In the meantime, we can affix you with temporary veneers to protect your teeth and allow you to get used to the way they’ll feel in your mouth. After a few weeks, when your permanent veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office. We’ll replace your temporaries with your brand-new permanent restorations and send you on your way to enjoy your brand-new smile!

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

woman trying on porcelain veneersVeneers come with a multitude of advantages, such as:

  • They are incredibly versatile and can correct multiple smile imperfections at once.
  • Gum tissue tolerates porcelain quite well, so there shouldn’t be any irritation.
  • Dental porcelain is well able to withstand the daily wear and tear of biting and chewing.
  • Veneers are highly resistant to stains, so you can enjoy items like coffee, tea, and wine to your heart’s content without worrying about discoloring your smile.
  • They require very little maintenance beyond what you would give to your natural teeth.

Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers

Luckily, maintaining your porcelain veneers is quite easy. Simply brush and floss every day as you normally would. Also, remember to visit your dentist in University Park for a checkup every six months. Lastly, wear a mouthguard during sports or other physical activities to protect your veneers from injury.  

If you’re ready to revitalize your smile with porcelain veneers, give us a call today!