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Conceal Imperfections with Porcelain Veneers

Chips, cracks, small gaps, or discoloration can affect the overall look of your smile and make you feel self-conscious in your professional or social life

Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that cover the front surface of your teeth, concealing cosmetic imperfections and achieving completely natural-looking results. 

Why do so many Plano, TX patients at Imagecare Dental choose porcelain veneers? 

Veneers Cover a Variety of Concerns for Incredible, Natural-Looking Outcomes

Comprehensive Coverage

Other treatments such as teeth whitening only address one aspect of your smile. Veneers can conceal chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, and minor misalignment with one treatment

Boost in Confidence 

Your smile is an important facial feature. By concealing issues that you are unhappy with, veneers can give you a renewed sense of self-confidence and improve your quality of life. 

Predictable, Lifelike Results

Dr. Steve Thompson developed the 8 World Class Essentials, a system designed to deliver exceptional results through cosmetic dentistry procedures such as high-quality porcelain veneers. 

Want to see how veneers enhance your smile? 

Veneers illustration

Many of Us Dream About A More Attractive Smile

But Aren't Other Procedures Less Expensive than Veneers? 

There are other cosmetic procedures available that can address similar concerns, such as dental bonding

Although dental bonding is a popular, cost-effective option, it does not offer the same lifelike qualities as porcelain veneers since it is completed using composite resin. 

Composite resin is also not as strong or durable as porcelain, so you might have to touch-up your treatment much more frequently than you would with veneers. 

Candidacy Requirements For Veneers

No Grinding Teeth

Clenching and grinding your teeth from bruxism can fracture porcelain. You can protect your veneers with an oral appliance, but it is best to resolve any bruxism issues before placing veneers.

Minor Misalignment

Veneers are an effective way to conceal small gaps and misalignment, but severely crooked teeth are generally better treated with orthodontics.

Sufficient Enamel

A certain amount of enamel is required. This is due to the fact that a certain amount of enamel must be removed to achieve a natural appearance. While minimal and no-prep veneers allow a wider range of patients to qualify, some patients with very worn or thin enamel may not be eligible.

Commitment to Permanent Change

Traditional veneers require your teeth to be permanently altered. If a tooth is treated with veneers, it will always require a restoration. Minimal-prep veneers can provide a reversible alternative for certain candidates.

Will People Notice That I Have Veneers?

There was a time when veneers appeared unnatural. They were either too perfect or bulky. Thankfully, modern dentistry utilizes state-of-the-art materials that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. 

Each patient will experience different results depending on their personal goals, but expect a brighter, more balanced, and a smile that looks years younger.

Your treatment is personalized from start to finish...

Dentist showing female patient model of teeth

Consultation 

During your consultation, one of our doctors will perform a dental exam and make sure that your teeth have enough enamel to accommodate veneers. If you have preexisting oral health issues such as cavities or gum disease, these will need to be addressed.

Technician looking at dental software

Planning 

One of our highly trained cosmetic dentists will discuss your concerns, goals, and budget with you. We will design porcelain veneers that complement your unique features and highlight your natural beauty. 

Preparation

If you decide that veneers are the right choice for you, we will remove a conservative amount of enamel from each treated tooth. We will then take impressions to send to our trusted dental lab and in most cases, provide you with temporary restorations.

Veneer on fingertip

Fabrication

Over the next two weeks or so, a skilled ceramist will carefully fabricate your veneers from high-quality dental porcelain. The restorations are precisely crafted to match the shade and translucency of your surrounding teeth. 
Veneer next to woman's smile

Placement 

When your veneers are ready, you will come back to our office so we can verify their appearance and ensure your bite is not affected. We will then carefully bond the restorations in place using a special type of dental cement.

Close up of beautiful smile

Final Results 

You can start enjoying your new, enhanced smile immediately after treatment. Our team will discuss aftercare tips with you during this appointment, but veneers can generally be cared for just like your natural teeth.

The Step-by-Step Placement of Veneers 

Protecting Your New Smile

Care for veneers just like you would your natural teeth. You do need to take extra care to avoid:

  • Chewing on ice
  • Biting your fingernails
  • Opening packages with your teeth
  • Chewing on pens, pencils, or other objects

If you are affected by bruxism or play contact sports, speak with your doctor about a customized mouthguard. 

Patient after receiving porcelain veneers

Porcelain work is an art.  Whether you are receiving porcelain veneers or a porcelain crown, the training, esthetic eye and attention to detail are very important in mimicking nature.  The quality, appearance and longevity is very dependent on the skill of the laboratory technician and the communication between the doctor and the lab.

Not all dentists and not all lab technicians have the same skill level to create a masterpiece.

Over the last twenty years Dr. Thompson has developed his 8 World Class Essentials, a system to predictably deliver exceptional cosmetic dentistry.

Dr Thompson has also authored the book, “Smiling Success”, that goes into detail on the design of porcelain veneers and crowns.  You can go to Amazon.com to get your copy.

   

Patient after receiving porcelain veneers at Imagecare Dental

BEFORE

Smile before porcelain veneers

AFTER

Smile after porcelain veneers at Imagecare Dental

Dr. Thompson used porcelain veneer to correct rotational and symmetry problems for this patient.

What type of veneers are right for me?

Porcelain Veneer

The answer is dependent on what you are wanting to accomplish, your bite and other factors.  There are many materials that veneers can be made of such as IPS empress and Emax.  Also the design and thickness of the veneer will vary from person to person.   We are asked about Lumineers and Durathin veneers but they are still veneers just made to fit with minimal preparation of the tooth.  These minimal prep veneers look and feel great for certain types of patients, although traditional veneers give us much more freedom to create the smile of your dreams.

Over twenty years of experience and advanced training allows Dr. Thompson to select the best material and methods to develop a natural smile that looks, feels and functions great!

What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?

  • Nearly instant remodeling of your smile – usually 2 or 3 visits
  • Create natural life like esthetics
  • Can cover badly stained & dark teeth
  • Gives you confidence to smile again

Imagecare also offers highly esthetic porcelain crowns which are like veneers but wrap around the entire tooth, not just the front of the tooth.  Porcelain crowns are used to replace ugly crowns with metal and grey lines,  teeth with lots of decay or old filling materials.  In some cases it is necessary to use both veneers and crowns to help you achieve the smile you desire!

Why Trust Imagecare Dental with Your Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Dr. Thompson is a sustaining  member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • He has completed over 50,000 Cosmetic Dental restorations
  • He is a Level 4 Graduate of the OBI foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry (Training specifically for esthetic and full mouth reconstruction)
  • Dr Thompson  is a Master Dentist and has earned his mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • We listen to you to find out what you desire for your smile
  • Free Cosmetic Imaging
  • Developed  the “Eight Essentials for World Class Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Author of “Get Your Smile On” available on Amazon.com
  • Author of “Smiling Success” available on Amazon.com
  • We use some of the best trained ceramists in the country to artistically create your restorations
  • Created the Imagecare Self Smile Analysis to determine your need for cosmetic dentistry

Imagecare Dental

Imagecare Dental team

At Imagecare Dental, we are uniquely equipped to handle all your dental needs in one location. Our doctors are affiliated with several leading organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information, schedule a consultation online or call (972) 618-5000.

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