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Veneers – Rockwall, TX

Give Your Smile a Facelift

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Teeth can be become dull, discolored, and worn-down over time, even with a healthy oral care routine at home. When imperfections like stains, chips, cracks, and gaps appear, you just might find it a bit difficult to show your smile with confidence. That’s where veneers can not only enhance your smile, but completely transform it! To learn if highly personalized, fully customized veneers in Rockwall are right for you, give our dentists at McNew Dental a call today!

What are Dental Veneers?

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Dental veneers are ultra-thin ceramic sheaths designed to bond to natural enamel in order to hide common imperfections. This includes cosmetic chips and cracks that do not require crowns as well as stains that cannot be addressed with teeth whitening alone. Even small gaps in between teeth can be hidden with veneers, making them a form of “instant orthodontics,” at least in terms of esthetics.

While veneers are very thin, they do require a small amount of enamel to be removed before they can sit flush and blend in with neighboring teeth. They can be made from a variety of materials, but they are typically made from durable, natural-looking dental porcelain for the most lifelike appearance and best longevity possible.

The Process of Getting Veneers

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Before you can receive veneers, we need to make sure you are eligible to begin treatment. This will be done during your initial consultation with one of our dentists. During this exam, they’ll confirm no underlying decay or gum disease is present. Any dental issues must be treated before cosmetic dentistry can be performed.

If your mouth is healthy, we’ll discuss your specific goals and confirm which imperfections you’d like to address. From there, we’ll help you choose veneer shades that match your existing teeth, then prepare your teeth so the veneers can adhere properly. After administering a local anesthetic, we’ll carefully prepare your teeth, then capture digital impressions of your smile. These impressions will act as a blueprint for your permanent veneers (as well as your temporaries which are placed before you leave).

Over the next two weeks, you’ll have time to adjust to your new smile as the permanent veneers are being fabricated. You’ll come back to have the final restorations bonded to your teeth and altered as needed to ensure the most natural-looking smile possible.

The Benefits of Veneers

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Many people don’t realize this, but veneers are actually more stain-resistant than natural enamel because they lack the many microscopic pores present in teeth. It’s this structure that makes your smile so prone to stains. This should make it easier to keep them clean day-to-day.

Additionally, veneers can last between 10 and 15 years when you take proper care of them. At-home maintenance should include brushing twice a day and flossing daily as well as reducing your consumption of richly pigmented food.

Because veneers cover multiple imperfections at a time, they are considered one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments you can receive. This means you can expect to save time and money on other cosmetic services.