Beautiful Porcelain Veneers in Fort Worth, TX
Achieve The Smile You’ve Always Wanted
When you look in the mirror, are you pleased with your smile? Or are there a few areas that could be improved? Porcelain veneers will transform your smile into one that you’ll want to show off again and again. They’re a great way to boost your confidence and enhance your appearance.
Porcelain veneers can conceal a variety of imperfections that would take years to achieve with traditional orthodontic treatments. In just one to two appointments, you can enjoy the endless benefits of a perfect smile. Learn more about the benefits of this life-changing treatment.
The Benefits of Veneers
Porcelain veneers are beautiful thin shells that are adhered to the fronts of teeth to cover-up various dental issues, such as teeth that are:
- Worn down
- Cracked or chipped
- Crooked or misaligned
You can pick the color and shape of your veneers, or our dentists can offer some guidance. They’ll blend seamlessly together to enhance your look and complement your features.
The Journey to a Flawless Smile With Porcelain Veneers
The process to a perfect smile is simple and can be completed in a few steps.
- Your gums will be numbed so you won’t feel a thing throughout the procedure.
- Enamel will be prepped to create a surface for the veneers to bond with.
- Once your veneers are crafted, they’ll be applied, adjusted, and cemented in place.
- Excess cement will be removed and any final adjustments will be made.
- You’ll leave our office with your new flawless smile!
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.
Does dental insurance cover veneers?
Dental insurance doesn’t cover the cost of veneers. Dental insurance typically doesn’t cover cosmetic 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.
Are veneers permanent?
While veneers are made of highly durable material, they aren’t permanent. They typically last about 10 to 15 years. With proper care and biannual visits to our Fort Worth location, we can improve the longevity of your pearly porcelain veneers.
In addition to scheduling regular checkups and professional cleanings at our office, there are a few ways you can improve the lifespan of your veneers, including:
- Address any issues with teeth grinding
- Avoid smoking
- Refrain from eating food and beverages that are known to stain
- Brush twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
During your checkups, we’ll examine your oral health and the condition of your veneers. During this time, we may also recommend a new set.
Are there any aftercare instructions following veneers treatment?
Following your veneers treatment, you’ll want to slowly incorporate new foods into your diet as you adjust to your new smile. After a few weeks, you can enjoy the foods you love without any restrictions unless specified by our dentist.
With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 15 years or longer. To get the most out of your treatment, we recommend following a few guidelines, including:
- Avoid biting into hard foods such as carrots and apples
- Refrain from consuming foods and beverages that are known to cause staining such as red wine and coffee
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
- Address any issues with teeth grinding
- Don’t use your teeth as tools
- Wear a mouthguard
In addition to following our guidelines, you’ll also want to schedule biannual visits at our Fort Worth location so we can examine your oral health and the integrity of your veneers.
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.
Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Snider
If you’re looking to completely transform your smile into one you’re proud to show off, porcelain veneers may be the option for you. To learn more about porcelain veneers call our office at (817) 236-8771 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Snider. Having a beautiful smile can change your life.