Significantly Improve Your Smile
Porcelain veneers may be used as a standalone cosmetic dental treatment, or as part of a smile makeover. They are an excellent and relatively quick and non-invasive way to improve the overall appearance of your teeth, covering up minor imperfections to create a more cosmetically appealing smile.
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of extremely strong porcelain, custom-made to fit exactly over the front and sometimes the incisal or biting surfaces of teeth. Once bonded in place, these restorations will look and feel very natural.
Improve the Appearance of My Smile?
This versatile treatment may help if you have one or more of the following problems with the appearance of your teeth:
- Discoloration or staining that will not respond to teeth whitening
- Unsightly gaps in between one or more of your teeth
- Teeth that have minor chips or cracks
- Teeth that are slightly misaligned
- Oddly shaped teeth or teeth that are too small
- Teeth that are too short or worn down
Dr. Mounir Iskandar can provide you with single or multiple veneers, depending on your requirements and your desires for a more beautiful smile.
Treatment Is Appropriate for Me?
When you visit our dental office in Irving, Texas, Dr. Iskandar can carefully assess the appearance of your teeth to determine if porcelain veneers are the most appropriate treatment. Although we want you to enjoy all the confidence of having a beautiful smile, your dental health is always our top priority. For porcelain veneers to be successful your teeth need to be strong and healthy and they shouldn’t have signs of significant tooth decay or any large fillings. If this is an issue then we can suggest another more appropriate treatment such as crowns which completely cover up a tooth, restoring strength and structure.
If you decide to go ahead, we use advanced digital imaging technology, providing you with a preview of your new smile. These images can be adjusted and customized until you are happy with the results. Dr. Iskandar can also create a diagnostic wax-up using a plaster model of your teeth. The model is adapted with tooth-colored wax, allowing you to easily see the results of treatment. This model can also be used to make temporary restorations that will protect your teeth once they are prepared for your veneers.
Having Porcelain Veneers?
Your teeth will be carefully shaped as Dr. Iskandar will remove a small amount of tooth structure in order to create sufficient room for the veneers. We do take a conservative approach towards this treatment, only removing a minimal amount of the front surface of your tooth, which will ensure your new veneers look natural and not too bulky. Once your teeth are prepared, we take a detailed impression that will be sent to our dental laboratory with your prescription. Highly skilled dental technicians will custom-make your restorations, a process that typically takes a couple of weeks.
Dr. Iskandar will liaise closely with our dental laboratory to make sure your new veneers look lifelike and beautiful. Our dental laboratory only uses the highest quality porcelains that closely replicate natural teeth. The design will be based on your digital images or on your diagnostic wax-up. While your veneers are being made, your teeth will be protected with temporary restorations. Your veneers will be tried in and fitted at your next appointment. Once Dr. Iskandar is completely satisfied with their appearance, they are bonded permanently in place.
Generally, veneers should last for 10 years or more, depending on how well you care for them. Ensuring you regularly brush and floss your teeth and visiting Radiance Dentistry for regular checkups and cleanings will help prolong their life.
Would you like to discover if porcelain veneers will transform your smile? Contact our friendly dental team here at Radiance Dentistry to schedule your consultation with Dr. Iskandar.