Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS, PLLC
3260 Southern Drive, Suite A
Garland, TX 75043

Dental Porcelain Veneers Dallas


What are Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored ceramic wafers that are bonded to the front of teeth to repair cosmetic concerns such as severe discoloration, alignment problems, chips, or even visible cracks. Unlike other restorations, which often focus on covering the entirety of the tooth or replacing it altogether, porcelain veneers are designed to cover and protect the visible front of the tooth.

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Dallas Porcelain Veneers

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Reasons for Porcelain Veneers

Restorative dentistry focuses on correcting two aspects of a tooth: the way it looks and the way it functions. If the tooth is structurally stable and healthy, cosmetic restorations such as veneers can make the tooth look as healthy as it is on the inside. Here are some reasons porcelain veneers are recommended:

Gaps Between the Teeth

Veneers can be used to seal gaps by slightly widening the teeth on either side. They are a great option for people with highly visible gaps, between their two front incisors for example, but who don’t want to go through orthodontic care.

Chipped Teeth

Veneers can also be used to correct the shape of teeth, such as in instances where teeth are severely chipped. After the veneer is placed over the front of tooth, Dr. Kerbel will use a durable composite resin compound to seal the sides and back of the tooth, so that your tooth looks completely natural and beautiful.

Surface Cracks

When the surface of a tooth contains a crack, it leaves the tooth susceptible to deep decay or other damage. Veneers can be used to cover cracks and to seal the tooth, preventing future problems.  

Severe Discoloration

Available in a wide range of shades and opacities, dental veneers can also be used to improve the color of teeth. This is especially helpful for patients who have dead teeth that tend to look different than other teeth, or patients who have recovered from years of periodontal disease.

Slightly Crooked Teeth

Because the front of the tooth is filed down slightly to make room for the veneer, veneers can also be used to improve the look of crooked teeth. For example, if some of your front teeth overlap slightly, veneers can be designed to sit evenly on the surfaces of teeth to correct their appearance.

When discussing cosmetic dentistry in Dallas with Dr. Kerbel, keep in mind that veneers might not be right for teeth with more substantial underlying issues. If your teeth are structurally unstable, severely decayed, or contain deep cracks, restorations such as full crowns, dental implants, or even partial dentures might be recommended instead of veneers to keep your mouth healthy. To be a candidate for porcelain veneers, patients also need to be committed to proper oral hygiene.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a powerful dental restoration because they are designed to be simple and non-invasive. Because the vast majority of the tooth is left in place and only the surface is filed down to make room for the veneer, veneers help to preserve more of the natural tooth than other restorations. Veneers are also designed to be durable and stain-resistant, lasting as long as twenty years with proper care and maintenance.

Getting Porcelain Veneers: The Procedure Explained

Before your veneers can be created and placed, Dr. Kerbel will create a treatment plan with you that includes correcting existing dental problems and taking images and impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. After the veneers are ready, Dr. Kerbel will start by removing a very small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to allow the veneer to sit flat and bond with the existing tooth. Next, the veneer is attached to the tooth with very strong dental cement, final adjustments are made to ensure a proper fit, and the tooth is cleaned and polished.

If you think that dental veneers might be right for you, make an appointment with Dr. Kerbel today for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. As one of the best cosmetic dentists in Dallas, Dr. Kerbel can make your smile look beautiful and remain healthy and comfortable.  

 


Call our Dallas Area Dental office at (972) 278-9901 for more information.

Our address is:
Gregory Allen Kerbel, D.D.S.- Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
3260 Southern Drive, Suite A
Garland, Texas 75043