There’s no reason damaged or crooked teeth should prevent you from smiling with complete confidence. At Garden Oaks Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we specialize in restoring your smile and enhancing its appearance.
Crooked, stained, or broken teeth can affect how you eat and speak. Fortunately, we offer porcelain veneers as a fantastic treatment option that can drastically improve your oral health and tooth function. Discover how porcelain veneers can give you back the confidence you need to smile again.
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that we attach to the front surface of your tooth. They are made from a durable resin and customized to perfectly match your existing teeth and smile.
Veneers are great for smile restoration because the process of bonding them to your tooth is quick and easy. In addition, our veneers look incredibly natural, making them perfect options for covering any undesirable cosmetic imperfections.
Porcelain veneers do a lot to enhance your smile and cover any imperfections, but they offer additional benefits as well. Some of the advantages to getting veneers include:
We recommend porcelain veneers to patients who are looking to cover up many cosmetic problems with their smiles. If you suffer from one of the following issues, veneers are likely an ideal restorative option for you:
The process of applying your porcelain veneers can be completed across just two quick appointments.
The first step in completing your smile is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Ruehle. The doctor will inspect your oral health and speak with you about the goals you have for your smile, then determine if porcelain veneers are the best option for you. If it’s decided that veneers are the ideal treatment, then the process can begin right away.
During your first visit, the doctor and our experienced team at Garden Oaks will clean your teeth and match the shade of your veneers to your existing teeth, ensuring a seamless blend once the veneer is applied. Next, we will shave a small portion of your tooth’s enamel and use it to take detailed digital impressions and send them to a lab for crafting. Before you leave, we will provide temporary veneers to protect your tooth while we wait for your customized permanent veneers from the lab.
Once the veneers are ready for application, you’ll return to our office for your second and final appointment. We’ll remove your temporary veneers, clean your teeth, and attach your customized veneers using a dental resin that ensures a permanent bond. Finally, Dr. Ruehle will inspect their fit and appearance, working with you to adjust the veneers until you’re completely satisfied with the look and feel of your new smile.
No, veneer application isn’t painful. Before the procedure, Dr. Ruehle will apply a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel a thing. You may feel some slight discomfort in the hours right after the surgery as the numbing agent wears off, but you’ll be able to manage it with a cold compress and over-the-counter pain medication.
Your veneers can last over ten years with proper care. We recommend scheduling biannual appointments at our Denton, TX office for professional cleanings and checkups. It’s also a good idea to avoid staining agents like coffee and tobacco, as well as refraining from chewing fingernails and biting ice cubes.
If your veneer falls off or suffers damage, call our office right away at (940) 566-4888. Don’t try to reattach or fix it yourself, as this can cause complications. Dr. Ruehle will assess the damage and determine the best solution during your appointment. While this is rare, generally we can repair the veneer or attach a new one without any undue stress.
Caring for your veneers is just like caring for your natural teeth. It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching or damaging your veneers. Make sure to brush twice a day, floss regularly, and schedule check-up appointments with Dr. Ruehle to ensure your veneers enhance your smile as brightly and for as long as possible.
Our mission at Garden Oaks Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is to help patients gain self-confidence through their stunning smiles. Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting and effective treatment option for restoring your smile. Don’t delay your smile goals any longer; call our Denton office at 940-566-4888 today to schedule your initial consultation.