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Porcelain Veneers – Allen, TX

Concealing Cosmetic Flaws So You Can Feel More Confident Smiling

Do you have several dental imperfections that make you feel embarrassed about smiling? Instead of getting multiple cosmetic treatments, at Allen Smile Design, we offer one customized solution that can do it all, called porcelain veneers. These porcelain shells are built to fix a variety of problems so you can achieve a smile that looks ready for the read carpet. If you’d like to learn whether porcelain veneers in Allen can help you transform your grin into a trait that you’re proud to show off, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lewis today by contacting our office.

porcelain veneers in Allen being placed on teeth

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers are thin, strong shells crafted from high-quality dental porcelain. This material’s color can be customized and mimics the natural appearance of tooth enamel by reflecting light. Porcelain is also a non-porous material, which means that your veneers will resist staining, keeping them looking like new for years to come. The veneers are permanently attached to the visible portion of your teeth to conceal a variety of problems, including damage, gaps, and even slight misalignment.

The Benefits of Veneers

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Porcelain veneers in Allen come highly recommended by patients and professionals alike because they are incredibly versatile and offer several unique advantages. Some benefits that you’ll be able to enjoy from having this cosmetic procedure include:

To learn more about veneers and how they can meet your unique needs, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

What is it Like Getting Porcelain Veneers?

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The process of getting porcelain veneers typically takes place over the course of two appointments. Before Dr. Lewis can begin the procedure, she will meet with you to have an initial consultation so she can discuss your goals and wishes and examine your mouth. From here, she’ll be able to make a treatment plan and begin preparing your teeth to receive the veneers. To do this, Dr. Lewis will remove a small amount of your natural enamel to compensate for the thickness of the veneers. This will allow them to lay flush with the rest of your teeth when they’re placed.

We will take impressions of your mouth and place temporary veneers over your prepared teeth. This will allow you to get a feeling and idea of what life will be like once your permanent veneers are placed. You’ll return to our office once we receive your veneers from the laboratory, and we’ll permanently bond them on your natural teeth to conceal cosmetic flaws.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Choosing how to best invest in your smile is a big decision, especially with so many different services to choose from! Veneers are one of the most comprehensive and beautiful treatments available, but they typically cost more than other choices like dental bonding and teeth whitening. When you come visit us for a consultation, we’ll evaluate your specific situation in order to provide a personalized estimate. We’ll also go over your options for making veneers more affordable, like with our in-house membership plan or through flexible financing. Read on as we cover some of the most important information about the cost of veneers in Allen.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

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We offer a variety of cosmetic services at different price points that can help your smile achieve different things. Here’s how the costs of some of our most popular services stack up against the price of veneers:

  • Invisalign – If you have crooked or gapped teeth, an orthodontic treatment like Invisalign can make a dramatic difference in both your health and your appearance. However, they’re more expensive than veneers and don’t change the color or shape of teeth.
  • ZOOM! Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic services because it’s quick, easy, and cost-effective. Naturally, it won’t correct the shape or position of your teeth.
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – This tooth-colored composite resin can be used to fix small cracks, gaps, and stains on the teeth much like veneers. While cosmetic dental bonding is much more affordable than veneers, they can only correct minor issues and will need to be redone every few years.
  • Gum Recontouring — If your teeth seem somewhat small or if your smile seems gummy, gum recontouring may be the perfect option. While this treatment doesn’t actually change your teeth at all, it can reveal the natural beauty of your pearly whites.
  • Veneers – When it comes to comprehensive treatment, veneers take the cake. Veneers are the best way to redesign the size, shape, and color of one or more teeth with one simple treatment. They’re more expensive than other cosmetic services, but they’re designed to last longer and correct numerous flaws all at once.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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Veneers, like other cosmetic dental treatments, are not typically covered by dental insurance. Fortunately, that doesn’t automatically make them financially out of reach! We’re proud to offer our own in-house membership plan that gives you all the preventive care you need for one flat annual fee. In addition, you’ll receive discounts on treatments that typically aren’t covered by dental insurance! We also offer special financing through CareCredit and Lending Club, which can help break up the cost of your veneers into smaller, more manageable monthly payments. To learn more about how to make your veneers affordable, don’t hesitate to come visit us for a consultation!

Veneers FAQs

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Learning about the process of getting veneers in Allen and the benefits they come with is the first step. With that being said, it’s completely natural to still have a few questions on your mind before committing to treatment. To help, we’ve responded to some of the most frequently asked questions we get from patients below! If you’d prefer to speak with our team directly instead, don’t hesitate to request an appointment.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Want to address permanent discoloration? Interested in fixing a chip? Considering a complete smile makeover? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you may be a candidate for veneers. The best way to be certain is by scheduling an initial consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Allen, Dr. Lewis. Once you’ve shared your smile goals in-depth and she has conducted a comprehensive exam, she can determine whether veneers are the best fit for your unique dental needs. If an untreated dental concern has compromised your oral health, like gum disease, she can work the appropriate restorative care into your treatment plan to help!

How Do I Care for My Veneers?

Veneers are crafted from high-quality porcelain, which makes them extremely durable and lifelike. To ensure your new and improved smile lasts 15+ years, you must care for them properly by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting our office every six months for a dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning. If you grind or clench your teeth, then you’ll want to wear a mouthguard to protect both your teeth and your veneers. And quitting poor dental habits, like smoking and chewing on ice, is an absolute must.

Can I Eat Normally with Veneers?

In the first few days following the placement of your permanent veneers, we recommend sticking to soft foods, like soup and yogurt. However, as you heal, you’ll be able to work your way back to your normal diet. Just remember, like your natural teeth, there are certain foods that leave your veneers vulnerable to chips, cracks, and damage. With this in mind, make sure to avoid potentially hazardous foods, like hard biscuits, peanut brittle, caramel apples, and popcorn.

What Happens If One of My Veneers Comes Off?

Although rare, it is possible for one of your veneers to come off. If this happens, do your best not to panic. Instead, locate the veneers (if you can) and contact our office right away. From there, we can schedule a time for you to come in so Dr. Lewis can restore the function and aesthetic of your smile. What you shouldn’t do is attempt to fix the situation on your own by super gluing the veneer back in place. Not only will this compromise the veneer itself, but it can have lasting, negative consequences on your oral health as well.

Still have questions about veneers? Ready to schedule your initial consultation? Give us a call! Our team can’t wait to help you achieve your smile goals.

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