Porcelain Veneers in Fort Worth, TX
Our talented dentists at Lake Country Dental provide porcelain veneers in Fort Worth, Texas, and would like to help correct minor imperfections in your smile. We create our porcelain veneers in our office, so there is no need to worry about coming in for multiple appointments. To schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, please contact our office at (817) 236-8771.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the veneers procedure painful?
No, the veneers process isn’t painful. Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to the areas where veneers will be placed. The procedure isn’t very invasive, so you won’t have to worry about intense pain after your veneers are placed either.
Veneers only require a small amount of tooth to be removed so the thin porcelain shell will fit on the front of your tooth and look natural. Your natural teeth will remain in place and they’ll be healthy.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers generally last around 10 to 15 years. They can last for a long time if you take proper care of them, but they’ll eventually have to be replaced. Your veneers may not last as long if you tend to chew on ice or other hard foods.
To take care of your veneers, make sure you brush and floss your teeth daily. Cleaning your veneers helps to avoid stains and keeps your teeth healthy. Your dentist can also help you maintain your veneers at your regular 6-month appointments.
If you play a contact sport or another activity that could damage your teeth, we highly recommend a protective mouthguard. Not only can a mouthguard protect your veneers, but it can also prevent damage to your natural teeth.
How many appointments does the entire procedure require?
The veneers procedure usually requires two appointments. At your first appointment, your dentist will shape your teeth so the veneers will fit on the fronts of them. Without this step, your veneers can look bulky and unnatural — but don’t worry, your teeth will remain healthy.
At your second appointment, your dentist will make sure your veneers are the correct size and color before securely placing them on your teeth for a natural-looking, beautiful smile. This step doesn’t take very long and won’t hurt.
Does dental insurance cover veneers?
No, dental insurance doesn’t cover the cost of veneers. Dental insurance usually doesn’t cover elective procedures that only change the appearance of your teeth, such as teeth whitening or veneers. Veneers aren’t considered a necessary procedure because they don’t contribute to your oral health.
If you’re concerned about the cost of dental veneers, our office can help you. We accept a variety of payment options including most major credit cards, checks, and financing plans through CareCredit. CareCredit can help break down your cost of treatment into affordable monthly payments.
What if my veneer falls off or is damaged?
If your veneer falls off, put it in a small container, and keep it safe so you can bring it to your appointment for re-application. Your dentist can either re-attach the veneer or suggest new ones if you’ve had your current veneers for a long time.
Call our office at 817-236-8771 to let us know if your veneer has fallen or is damaged. We’ll get an appointment for you as soon as possible and make your smile beautiful again by fixing your veneer.
Do veneers work for crooked teeth?
Veneers can create a more even, beautiful appearance for teeth that are slightly crooked. At your appointment, your dentist will assess the possibilities for your new smile and tell you if veneers can give you the smile you want.
Veneers won’t change the actual position of your teeth and they can’t cover large gaps or very crooked teeth. You may require the help of orthodontics to improve the position of your teeth. We offer in-office braces and Invisalign® for your convenience.