Cover imperfections and improve the smile’s appearance using porcelain veneers
Many patients who visit Dr. Stanley Ngo and his team at SK2 Dental of Dallas, Texas, have questions about improving their smiles’ appearance. Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dental work that has become more popular–and affordable–over the years. Now patients can enjoy a beautiful smile, just like the Hollywood elite, without the Hollywood elite prices! One highly desirable way to improve the smile’s appearance, especially the teeth near the front, is the porcelain veneer.
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that match the color of your natural teeth and can be affixed to the front of your teeth. They cover stained, chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. After a consultation with a cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Ngo to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you and your smile goals, you will receive instructions on preparing for the procedure.
What can I expect during my first visit?
On your appointment day, the area around each tooth receiving porcelain veneers will be numbed so you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Ngo will then carefully remove a tiny portion of the enamel from each tooth. This step is necessary to ensure that the veneer can easily fit into place. An impression or digital scan of your teeth will then be taken and sent to an outside dental laboratory, where each porcelain veneer will be custom-made according to your exact specifications.
What should I expect during my second appointment?
At your second appointment, Dr. Ngo will carefully check each porcelain veneer for proper size and color before fitting them onto your teeth. He may need to modify the veneers slightly to look natural and fit precisely alongside the other teeth in your mouth. Once you approve how they look, they are bonded securely using a special adhesive material. You will leave the office with your brand-new smile!
How do I schedule a consultation visit?
Call SK2 Dental of Dallas, TX, today for your first appointment. We can be reached by calling (469) 331-5444 and visiting our office at 9780 Walnut Street, Suite #188.