How Can Veneers be Customized to Look Natural?
Some people are hesitant to undergo dental treatment because they are concerned about how their smile will look afterward. This is because they see examples of veneers that appear "fake" or seem out of place.
At My Dentist in Plano, we understand these concerns and work hard to ensure your dental veneers are as natural as possible. We consider many factors when designing custom treatments, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth, as well as your unique facial structure.
Below, Dr. Darren K. Dickson discusses the various ways that veneers can be tailored to match your smile. If you live near Richardson, Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, or Farmers Branch, TX, Call our Plano, TX office to get started on your own smile makeover.
When do veneers look unnatural?
It is possible for dental veneers to feel unnatural. Veneers that are too big or small can make your teeth appear out of proportion with the rest of your smile.
Another common issue is when the veneers are not matched with your natural tooth color. If the veneers are too white, they stand out and look fake. Conversely, dark veneers make your teeth appear stained.
For these reasons and more, it's important to consult with an experienced dentist like Dr. Dickson when considering veneers. A professional understands how to properly design and place veneers, so they seamlessly blend in with your smile.
What are your dental veneers made of?
Porcelain is a durable and popular material often used to make veneers. It is resistant to staining and seems very natural when placed on the teeth. This is because they are semi-translucent, which allows them to mimic the translucency of real teeth.
Have questions about veneer materials? My Dentist in Plano can review your options during a dental consultation. We believe porcelain veneers are one of the best ways to give patients amazing results.
How do you place veneers?
Dr. Dickson may remove a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the porcelain veneers. This is a virtually painless process that ensures your veneers fit properly and look realistic. Once the enamel is removed, we take an impression of your smile – this is used to create your custom veneers.
You may need to return for a second smile makeover appointment once the veneers are ready. During this visit, Dr. Dickson will ensure the veneers fit properly and make any necessary adjustments. Then, they are bonded to your teeth using a special adhesive.
Do veneers require any special care?
No! You can brush and floss your teeth as normal. In addition, you should still see Dr. Dickson every six months for comprehensive dental cleanings and exams. Just be sure to avoid damaging the veneers at home. Do not use your teeth as tools (to open packages, for instance). This preserves your veneers and helps them last for many years to come.
Ask about porcelain veneers for your smile makeover
A natural smile is within reach! If you have concerns about your smile after dental treatment, or you are interested in dental veneers to cover cosmetic issues, call My Dentist in Plano to meet with a specialist. Dr. Darren K. Dickson was named one of “America’s Top Dentists” by the Consumers’ Research Council. Our Plano, TX office is convenient for patients near Richardson, Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, and Farmers Branch.