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Veneers – Richardson, TX

Get the Smile of Your Dreams

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Does your focus instantly turn to stains, cracks, gaps, or other imperfections that cause you to feel insecure about your appearance? You’re not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that one-third of adults in America don’t like their smiles either. Now, you don’t have to live with what you see. You can  get the smile of your dreams  with veneers in Richardson. In as little as two appointments, you’ll drastically transform your teeth.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Animated smile during porcelain veneer placement

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to cover cosmetic flaws. This makes them quite versatile, so they can be used to resolve several issues. Now, porcelain has become the preferred material because it’s thinner than materials used to make traditional veneers. As a result, less of your tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process. With more of it kept intact, it makes the procedure minimally invasive. Not to mention, porcelain closely mimics the appearance of enamel to create natural-looking results.

After performing an initial consultation, your cosmetic dentist in Richardson will create a customized treatment plan. Depending on your exact needs and the results you want to achieve, they can be used to correct several issues, including:

Are Veneers Right for Me?

Closeup of attractive smile with porcelain veneers

Generally, if your teeth and gums are healthy, you’re a candidate for veneers. In addition to your oral health, there are several factors that will make the procedure the ideal solution for you, including:

The Process of Getting Veneers

Dentist comparing woman's smile to porcelain veneer color options

To begin your smile transformation, your teeth will first be cleaned. Then, they will be prepared by removing a small amount of enamel. This is necessary to ensure that the veneers sit flush on your teeth.

To create them with precision and accuracy, digital impressions are taken. The dental lab will design them to meet your exact size, shape, and color needs. To ensure that every detail is right, this can take a couple of weeks. In the meantime, we’ll attach temporary ones while you wait. When your final ones are ready, you’ll return to our office to have them bonded in place.

Benefits of Veneers

Woman visiting her Richardson cosmetic dentist for veneers

Thanks to modern cosmetic dental procedures and materials, there are more treatments than ever that can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. However, veneers are truly the pinnacle of redesigning one or more teeth to perfection! Veneers are the most comprehensive treatment, able to completely transform the size, shape, color, and overall appearance of one or more teeth all at once. Plus, their lifelike results are durable, stain-resistant and can last for many years with minimal maintenance.

Caring for Your Veneers

Closeup of man with veneers in Richardson flossing

With the right aftercare, your new smile can last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced. To promote their longevity:

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

patient calculating cost of veneers in Richardson

When deciding whether or not to move forward with cosmetic treatment, patients must consider how much they’ll be expected to pay. By understanding the cost of getting veneers in Richardson, you can better determine if it’s the right solution for you. Since there are many solutions available in cosmetic dentistry, it’s important to take your time and do your research before deciding on a plan to transform your smile. Luckily, we’re here to help. At your consultation, Dr. Azmoodeh will explain your options and help you select the perfect one that meets your specific goals.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

Nowadays, there are many ways you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Even though porcelain veneers are the easiest and most versatile option, it’s important to explore all your options before committing to a treatment. Each cosmetic service comes at a different cost and can accomplish different things for your look. That said, here’s what you can expect from the following:

  • Veneers – They might not be the most affordable service, but they’re certainly the easiest way to transform several different aspects of your smile all at once. In as little as two appointments, you can have the look you’ve always dreamed of!
  • Invisalign – The clear aligners are a subtle and comfortable way to straighten your teeth. However, they can be quite costly, especially since they don’t help with recoloring or reshaping teeth.
  • Direct Bonding – If you have a minor flaw, direct bonding might be your ideal solution. It’s effective and can be completed in just one hour! Keep in mind that results are not long-lasting, and the treatment will have to be redone every few years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Professional treatment can address staining and discoloration, but nothing else beyond that. Even though it’s relatively fast and inexpensive, it’s limited in its ability to enhance your smile.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

Since veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry, they typically won’t be covered by dental insurance. That means you’ll have to find an alternative way to pay for your cosmetic treatment. Luckily, we offer additional financing options to help make your dental bills a bit easier to manage. With a CareCredit plan, you can break up the total cost of your treatment into smaller, budget-friendly monthly installments. You don’t have to worry about dealing with upfront costs, annual fees, or prepayment penalties! We can tailor your plan to fit your budget, making even the most expensive dental work more affordable.  

Are you ready to start working towards the smile of your dreams? Contact our team at Canyon Creek Family Dentistry of Richardson and schedule a consultation. We’ll discuss your options and do everything we can to keep your payments and expenses as low as possible!

Veneer FAQs

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At Canyon Creek Family Dentistry of Richardson, we want you to feel 100% confident in any service you choose. We understand that picking the best way to improve your smile is a big decision, which is why we are happy to answer any and all of your questions. When you visit us during your consultation, we’ll go over every step of the process, the benefits, estimated cost, and more so you can make a well-informed decision about getting veneers. In the meantime, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we get about veneers below so you can learn more!

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

When you are wearing temporary veneers, you’ll need to be extra careful with your diet. Until your permanent veneers are bonded in place, you should avoid hard foods like ice, raw vegetables, and hard candy as well as sticky foods like peanut butter, taffy, and raisins. Once you have your permanent veneers, you can enjoy most foods without worry once again. However, you should still want to limit eating very hard foods, sticky snacks, and dark-colored beverages. Consider cutting back on your alcohol intake, as alcohol can weaken the bonding material that holds your veneers in place.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

Veneers are a highly customized treatment, and each one is individually designed to fit over the surface of a specific tooth. This makes them perfect for correcting one tooth, several, or most of your teeth all at once. While you could potentially get a single veneer to improve the appearance of one tooth, we typically recommend getting veneers in pairs. Generally, we find that getting two, four, six, or eight veneers provides the most seamless results.

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Once placed, patients report that their permanent veneers feel completely natural inside their mouth. In fact, many of them don’t notice them when eating, chewing, or talking within just a few days of getting their new veneers! Veneers are carefully crafted to fit over the front side of a tooth, and a thin layer of enamel is removed to make sure they sit flush with the rest of your pearly whites. The smooth porcelain resembles healthy enamel in both feel and appearance, giving you a dazzling smile that looks and feels completely natural!

Does It Hurt to Get Veneers?

At first, hearing that getting veneers requires enamel removal may sound daunting. Thankfully, only a very thin layer of enamel needs to be removed, only about ½ mm, which is about as thick as a contact lens. Then, the altered tooth is protected from sensitivity by the veneer. To make sure you’re as comfortable as possible when we prepare your teeth for veneers, we will likely use a small amount of anesthetic to numb the area. In the end, getting veneers shouldn’t cause any discomfort at all.

Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Get Veneers?

Practically anyone can be considered a good candidate for veneers! However, it’s important that issues like cavities are treated before a veneer is placed on that tooth. Additionally, any signs of gum disease will need to be addressed to ensure the longevity of your veneers. If you grind your teeth at night, which is a condition called bruxism, we may need to discuss alternative cosmetic options depending on your unique situation.