Are you looking for a cosmetic service that can give you smile transforming results in less time? Let our team at Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics talk to you about the benefits of a popular cosmetic service known as porcelain veneers.
Veneers are made from thin pieces of dental porcelain and are layered over the front of your smile to improve the appearance of cracked, chipped, stained, or misaligned teeth. The result is a revitalized smile that looks naturally straight, white, and beautiful.
Transforming a smile with porcelain veneers is fast and easy. In most cases, treatment can be completed in as few as two visits to our Richardson dental office.
During your first appointment, our team prepares teeth and designs your veneers. We also attach a set of temporary veneers to protect your teeth while our lab finishes your permanent set. When they’re ready, you’ll return to our Richardson office to have your custom veneers placed.
With your treatment complete, you can look forward to enjoying beautiful results for years to come.
Since no two smiles are the same, the cost of porcelain veneers will vary from patient to patient. Primarily, it depends on how many porcelain veneers you need and whether you need any preliminary dental treatments like gum disease therapy. We’ll be able to give you a more personalized estimate during your consultation.
In most cases, dental insurance does not cover porcelain veneers. However, feel free to bring your insurance paperwork with you to your consultation and we’ll carefully review the details of your policy for you. Since we believe everyone should be able to get the smile they’ve always wanted, we offer financing through CareCredit and in-house payment plans. This way, you can break down the cost of your treatment into payments that work with your budget.
If you want to transform your smile but you're not sure which solution is right for you, our Richardson dental team would be happy to assess your needs and discuss your goals with you. We pride ourselves on offering truly personalized care, regardless of the patient or circumstance.
During your visit to Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics, your Breckinridge Dentists will complete a full oral assessment before recommending a specific treatment plan. If you have questions about the plan we recommend, don’t hesitate to let us know—we want you to feel 100% comfortable with the plan you ultimately choose. Call us today to get started.
Porcelain veneers are a truly unique cosmetic dental service, so it’s natural to have a few questions about them. Below, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about them for your convenience. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to call us and we’ll be happy to help.
If you want, you can choose to flawlessly erase dental imperfections from a single tooth with one porcelain veneer. However, we typically recommend enhancing the front two, four, six, or eight teeth with porcelain veneers to attain the most even, natural-looking results. We’ll review your goals and concerns during your consultation to help you determine how many porcelain veneers is right for your unique smile.
For your porcelain veneers to lay flush against the rest of your teeth and not appear awkward or bulky, a thin layer of enamel will need to be removed from the front of your teeth. Don’t worry—this step is quick and virtually painless. In fact, most patients don’t even need local anesthetic! Once your veneers are placed, you may experience some tooth sensitivity for a short time. However, any discomfort should be easily manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers and typically eases within just a few days.
Once your porcelain veneers have been bonded into place, they’ll be like a natural part of your smile! Simply brush and floss them alongside the rest of your pearly whites and use mouthwash regularly. Remember, the teeth underneath your porcelain veneers are still susceptible to cavities, so it’s important that you practice great oral hygiene. Toothbrushes with medium or hard bristles and abrasive toothpastes can scratch away at the surface of your veneers and cause them to look dull, so always use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle toothpastes.
Even though your porcelain veneers are only about as thin as a contact lens, they are incredibly durable and designed to last for several years to come. However, their lifespan ultimately depends on how well you take care of them. A handful of bad habits or careless behaviors can damage or dislodge them, while a few easy precautions can keep them dazzling for years! Keep these tips in mind to extend the lifespan of your porcelain veneers:
Practice a thorough daily dental routine.
Use high-quality, waxed dental floss and antiseptic mouthwash every day.
Wear a sports guard while playing contact sports.
Refrain from using your teeth to open bottles or packages.
Stop chewing on hard objects like pen caps, ice, or your fingernails.
Visit your Richardson dentist twice a year for routine checkups.