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Porcelain Veneers – North Dallas, TX

An Excellent Answer to Chipped or Stained Teeth

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Recent surveys show that at a first meeting, 30% of people say they notice the condition of a person’s teeth before anything else. That means your smile imperfections could make for an unfavorable first impression. When you visit Coco Dental, Dr. Patel can revamp your appearance and boost your confidence by placing porcelain veneers in North Dallas. Contact our North Dallas dental office today to schedule your initial visit and get on the path to a beautiful new smile!

Why Choose Coco Dental for Porcelain Veneers?

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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Crafted from high-grade ceramics, porcelain veneers are thin, wafer-like shells that fit directly over your front-facing teeth to mask such flaws as misalignment, gaps, minor crowding, and stains. Before the fixtures are placed, though, Dr. Patel will work with you to find the perfect color and shade of veneers to match your existing teeth so your smile will look like you’ve always had it.

The Process for Getting Porcelain Veneers

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The placement of porcelain veneers is fairly simple. Here’s what the two-to-three visit process entails:

Then, you’ll leave our dental office looking and feeling like a brand-new person!

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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Once your smile is revamped with porcelain veneers, you can expect more than just a beautiful new image. There are also the functional benefits of being able to chew your food better as well as enjoying improved pronunciation.

Then, with the increased self-esteem that naturally comes with achieving a symmetrical and appealing smile, you’ll no longer have to worry about what someone thinks of your teeth.

How to Maintain Your Porcelain Veneers

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Once your cosmetic dentist has fitted you with your new veneers, the last thing you want is to jeopardize your revitalized look. To prevent this from happening, be sure to consistently brush and floss your teeth at least two times a day to remove harmful bacteria and plaque.

It’s also best to avoid eating items like hard candy, ice, and nuts. Another key to the longevity of your veneers is to abstain from using your teeth as tools to perform such tasks as prying open packages and biting your fingernails.

With the proper care, your set of porcelain veneers could last up to 15 years. To learn more about the process and to get on the road to smile perfection, reach out to your cosmetic dentist to schedule a consultation today!

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Committing to upgrading your pearly whites with veneers is a pretty big undertaking; not only do you want to understand what goes into the process of getting them, but you also want to feel comfortable about the expected cost of care! When you come in for your consultation, we’ll sit down with you to discuss your smile goals before coming up with a treatment plan involving veneers, along with the expected cost.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

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Simply put, no two smiles are the same, and every patient has unique needs which necessitate correspondingly unique treatment plans. For example, a patient with minor discoloration is not going to need a very complex solution, whereas a patient with multiple chipped or misshapen teeth will likely require something more comprehensive. In any case, many differently priced and widely accessible cosmetic solutions can accomplish various things for your smile’s look:

  • Teeth Whitening – This is among the quickest, cheapest, and most accessible cosmetic treatments; however, it’s also quite limited in what it can accomplish. While it’s useful for addressing staining and discoloration, it cannot help your teeth in terms of size, shape, or position.
  • Dental Bonding – For patients with minor flaws in just one or a few teeth, dental bonding is one of the quickest and most affordable solutions available. A small amount of composite resin is applied to the affected teeth, instantly improving their look and feel. Though this process needs to be touched up every few years, which adds to the total cost of care, it’s still incredibly affordable.
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings – A popular and versatile alternative to the metal fillings that have been used for a while, these natural-looking options aren’t just safer and more aesthetically pleasing; they’re also quite affordable and very widely accessible.
  • Braces – Whether metal braces or clear aligners like Invisalign, orthodontics is capable of addressing all kinds of problems, primarily bite and alignment issues. That said, treatment is generally a longer and more expensive commitment; however, some dental insurance plans do cover some of the cost of care.
  • Veneers – Veneers might not be the cheapest cosmetic service, but they’re undeniably one of the most versatile and effective solutions ever! These tiny porcelain coverings can transform every aspect of your smile simultaneously and are accompanied by many unique benefits.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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It’s worth mentioning that since veneers are generally deemed as an elective procedure, they’re often not covered by dental insurance. Despite this, there are still several ways of making them an affordable option for your smile. Our practice is thrilled to team up with CareCredit, a third-party financer that helps qualifying patients with their bills; you’ll be expected to pay your bill in manageable, monthly installments with little-to-no interest. If you have any other questions about what you can expect to pay for veneers, or if you need a little help navigating the financial implications of receiving care, don’t hesitate to call us today for assistance!

Veneers FAQs

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Even if you’re considering veneers in North Dallas, perhaps you still have treatment concerns. That’s perfectly normal; you want to ensure these shells are right for you. Otherwise, you might end up with unexpected results. Fortunately enough, the Coco Dental team is here to help: listed below are the answers to some oft-asked questions about veneers. You can learn what to expect from the prosthetics by reading them over. Don’t worry, though, if you don’t find specific facts – you’re always welcome to call us for details.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

Ultimately, veneer treatment strives for your visible teeth to match. As such, you’ll receive the number of shells appropriate for that goal.

As you might expect, different patients will need varying amounts of veneers. Some, for example, only require six to eight for a beautiful, symmetrical smile. Meanwhile, others may end up with as many as 10 to 12. There’ve even been cases where a patient only needs a single veneer to cover a cracked tooth.

You’ll need to consult Dr. Patel to learn the exact number for your treatment. He’ll assess your smile to see which teeth would benefit most from veneers.

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Many patients report that well-placed veneers feel entirely natural, almost to the point they’re unnoticeable. As such, having them on your teeth shouldn’t cause any discomfort.

You see, dentists work so that veneers fit well with your smile. They base the prosthetics on dental impressions and remove a smidge of enamel during the prep process. That way, the shells will stick well to your teeth and won’t protrude uncomfortably.

Furthermore, veneers don’t cause any rough or unfamiliar sensations. Their dental-grade porcelain makes them very smooth and doesn’t irritate your mouth’s soft tissues.

Is It Painful to Get Veneers?

You can rest assured: getting veneers won’t cause you any pain. In fact, dentists take steps so that the placement is comfortable and easy. More specifically, they’ll numb your mouth before treatment. That fact means you shouldn’t feel any aches during the actual procedure.

Of course, you may have some mild post-treatment discomfort. It’s normal, for instance, to feel sore after eight or more veneers are placed. Similarly, you might experience “bonding sensitivity,” a sharp pain from biting something hot or cold. Even so, these sensations are temporary and can be managed with painkillers.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Due to using nonporous porcelain, veneers are naturally stain-resistant. They’ll thus let you drink coffee without worrying too much about staining.

That said, keep in mind that veneers aren’t stain-proof. Excessive coffee consumption can (and will) affect their coloring over time. Therefore, it’s best if you only drink dark-colored beverages in moderation. Such an approach will help your veneers last as long as possible.

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