Even if you’re happy, you may be embarrassed to smile because of your teeth. Others miss out on seeing how vibrant and cheerful you are. It’s off-putting to some. Plus, the fact that you don’t feel confident enough to smile impacts your self-confidence.
You don’t have to continue like this when a dentist near you at Professional Dental can provide you with veneers in Irving. These correct issues with spacing, discoloration, and more. Our dentist has experience and tailors each veneer to look as natural in your mouth as possible.
About Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are shells a dentist near you applies to the front of your teeth. They alter their appearance to fill in gaps or change the color, size, or shape of your teeth. Our dentist sizes each tooth you want a veneer on and helps you determine the color that looks like real teeth.
What To Expect With Getting Veneers?
You’re probably searching the internet trying to figure out if veneers are a good fit for you and what all goes into the procedure. Most people with a minor cosmetic dentistry issue can receive a veneer without issue. However, there are some things you need to know to identify if you qualify for this type of procedure, and if it’s a good fit for you. Below we will address some of the most common questions and concerns regarding veneers.
Am I a good candidate?
Your dentist will recommend waiting or refer you for another procedure if you have gum disease, tooth decay, traumatic bite or just poor oral health in general. Treating those conditions first will make your mouth biologically compatible for longer lasting veneers.
Long-term success with dental veneers requires realistic expectations, specific goals for cosmetic dentistry, and a commitment to maintaining excellent oral healthcare. You also need an adequate amount of tooth enamel to help keep the dental veneer in place. The recovery period after a dental crown procedure typically lasts for a few days, as the body recovers from the irritation and inflammation associated with the procedure. It is normal for you to experience some sensitivity, discomfort, or pain initially, which should subside after the first few days.
What is the process?
We bring you in for a consult and once we do a 3 D scan of your teeth, impressions and selecting your smile design/shade, we proceed to do a mockup of your new smile.
In 2 weeks, we bring you back with the mockup and now we start prepping the teeth and place your new temporaries that look like your permanent teeth. Imaging is then taken and sent to the lab and ceramist to design your perfectly milled teeth with the custom shade and shape selected. This will now be sent to the office back for cementation. This will be a short appointment, where we try in new permanent teeth and voila – you are ready to smile bright and beautiful with your new teeth.
What’s with the Pain, Discomfort and Sensitivity?
We use CBD / Nitrous, numbing gel and pills to make you feel comfortable during your visit. We also provide headphones, pillows and aromatherapy to relax you during your visit.
The recovery after getting your new dental veneers should go smoothly, and minimal discomfort should be expected and on rare occasions some rednes/ soreness around your gums is noted. Some patients report that they have some tooth sensitivity, which is a result of the bonding agents used to install the veneers.
In general, you should feel much better within just a few days if you have any discomfort at all. Keep in mind as well that it can take a bit of time to get used to how your teeth feel after veneers have been installed. They may feel odd against your tongue, when you speak, or when you chew. Most patients overcome the newness within a few weeks.
You will find it useful to use simple analgesic medications to help manage the pain in the meantime. Ibuprofen is often recommended to help reduce the associated pain.
Our practitioner applies veneers to your teeth that are either resin composite or porcelain. It’s possible to color both of these options.
Generally, porcelain is more resistant to stains than resin composite. However, resin reflects light and has other properties that make them look more like teeth. Porcelain still tends to be more aesthetically appealing, though.
Porcelain veneers in CITY are more expensive than resin composite. However, our dentist may repair composite resin but can’t with porcelain. At your appointment, our dentist discusses all of the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision about which material works best for your needs and budget.
Getting Your Dental Veneers
Essentially, the processes to adhere both types of veneers are the same. First, our dentist sizes you and removes some of your tooth enamel. In some situations, a dentist near you removes less or none of your own teeth for composite resin veneers. Then, you receive a bonding agent that adheres the veneer to your teeth.
With porcelain veneers, our dentist must send the impression of your teeth to a lab to have your veneers made. On the other hand, our dentist crafts the composite resin veneers to your teeth at our office.
Care for Your Veneers
Once your porcelain veneers are placed, the dentist will give you a detailed explanation of what to expect and how to treat your veneers going forward. Every patient’s experience can be different, so it is important to get guidance from your dentist. Before you leave the office after the procedure, the dentist will advise you about:
- How to handle any discomfort once you get home
- What medications to take for inflammation and swelling
- How long to wait before eating or drinking
- When to come back in for a checkup
Your new veneers have the potential to last many years with the proper care. as you get adjusted to how your teeth feel with the veneers, take care when you bite and chew. Try to avoid eating anything especially hard to chew in the first few weeks. Porcelain veneers are much more resilient than most patients anticipate, but they can still sustain damage with a direct hit or eating something like hard candy.
Schedule an appointment for a consultation to improve your smile and confidence with dental veneers at Professional Dental in Irving.
Dr. Sonya Reddy serves patients in Irving and the surrounding areas of Grand Prairie, Arlington, Las Colinas, Valley Ranch, Coppell, Bedford, and Hurst.