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Porcelain Veneers Perfect Fort Worth Smiles

Women smiling in white dress Cosmetic dentistry is changing lives, and few services are as popular and effective as porcelain veneers. This service uses thin pieces of dental porcelain to help patients improve the appearance of stained, cracked, chipped, or misaligned teeth. Most veneer procedures take just two appointments to complete, with results that look dazzling and natural.

Transforming your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

At your first appointment, our trusted cosmetic dentist, Dr. McIntosh will assess your health and the appearance of your teeth, in addition to discussing the results you’d like to see. If it helps to bring along a photo or magazine clipping of what you have in mind, we would love to see it.

Based on the results of your exam and consultation Dr. McIntosh will design your veneers, considering the results you have in mind plus your facial symmetry and other aspects of your appearance. We will also prepare your teeth during this appointment. This involves removing a small amount of surface material from them so your veneers will lie flat when they’re fixed in place. Finally, Dr. McIntosh will also take an impression of your mouth and apply a set of temporary veneers.

In between your first and second appointment, a lab will use the information collected by Dr. McIntosh to create your veneers from durable porcelain. When they’re finished, they’ll be returned back to our Fort Worth office to be bonded to your teeth.

During your second appointment, Dr. McIntosh will remove your temporary veneers and replace them with your permanent set. If we need to, we’ll make some last minute adjustments before bonding them to the front of your smile. Once in place you will finally have the confidence to share your smile with others again.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

dentist talking to patient about veneers in Fort Worth

Do you have multiple dental imperfections? If so, you may be thinking about getting veneers in Fort Worth. Before committing to anything, you likely want to know how much your overall treatment will cost. Even though veneers can be costly, it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for. At Distinguished Dental, our team will thoroughly explain the cosmetic services we offer to help you determine which one’s best for your smile and budget. If you’d like to learn more, continue reading or give our office a call!

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Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

Although you may have your heart set on getting veneers in Fort Worth, it’s incredibly important that you explore all your available options. Different cosmetic services can help you accomplish different things for your look at varying price points. Some of those include:

  • Teeth Whitening – If you’re simply unhappy with the color of your smile, professional teeth whitening in Fort Worth can fix it in record time. Even though it’s relatively fast and affordable, this option can only help with tooth color – not shape or position.
  • Cosmetic Bonding – This option is ideal for people with minor flaws. It’s a quick and cost-effective way to address small aesthetic issues. However, keep in mind that it will have to be redone every few years.
  • Invisalign – The clear aligners can gradually move your teeth into proper alignment, giving you a straighter, healthier smile. It’s worth noting that Invisalign can cost thousands of dollars, which is quite costly for a treatment that cannot change the shape and color of your teeth.
  • Veneers – Even though this option is more expensive than the ones listed above, it’s the only one capable of correcting multiple dental imperfections at once. Staining, discoloration, gaps, cracks, misalignment – you name it! What’s more, your new and improved smile can last well over a decade with proper maintenance.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

Since veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry, they’re not covered by dental insurance. That means you’ll have to find an alternative way to pay for your overall treatment. Luckily, we can help with that. At Distinguished Dental, we offer additional financing services through a third party to make your dental care more affordable. With options like CareCredit and Springstone, you can sign up for a flexible payment plan to make your dental bills easier to manage.

Are you ready to transform your smile with veneers in Fort Worth? Contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. McIntosh today!

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Porcelain veneer being placed on a front tooth

With many years of experience as a cosmetic dentist, Dr. McIntosh has used porcelain veneers to help many of our patients fall in love with their smiles. In fact, this versatile cosmetic treatment is one of our most popular procedures! If you've been thinking about transforming your smile with porcelain veneers and want to know more, keep reading below for answers to the FAQs we hear most often. But if there’s anything else you'd like to know, you can contact us anytime!

What Happens If My Porcelain Veneers Break?

If your veneer breaks, it will need to be replaced. However, one of the advantages of porcelain veneers is that they're very strong and durable, so they should never break under normal circumstances.

How Can I Avoid Breaking My Porcelain Veneers?

Here are some tips to minimize the chances of chipping or breaking your porcelain veneers:

Do Porcelain Veneers Fade Like Normal Teeth?

Porcelain is one of the best possible materials for veneers because it resists fading and staining. While natural teeth are porous and become discolored over time, porcelain has a shiny, non-porous coating that keeps it looking great, even if you have things like coffee, tea and red wine. Porcelain also reflects light much like enamel does, helping your veneers look more natural.

However, it's important to use a gentle, non-abrasive toothpaste when brushing to avoid scratching or dulling your veneers. For this reason, it's a good idea to avoid whitening formulas because they contain more abrasive ingredients than other formulas.

How Many Porcelain Veneers Will I Need?

This varies from person to person depending on their needs and cosmetic goals. In general, it's a good idea to get an even number of veneers (i.e. two, four, six, eight, ten or twelve veneers usually provide the best aesthetic results). For example, the two front teeth are side-by-side and should be mirror images of each other, and even slight differences between them are often noticeable. By putting veneers on both teeth, it's easier to make them completely identical and give you a more natural-looking result overall.

Am I a Good Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

Most people are great candidates for porcelain veneers, but Dr. McIntosh will first need to make sure you don't have any cavities or gum problems that need to be addressed first. She'll also talk with you about the importance of good oral hygiene to keep your smile looking great over the long-term. With that said, porcelain veneers are perfect for chips, cracks, oddly-shaped or small teeth, severe stains, minor gaps, and more.

Call to learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can transform your smile at a cosmetic dentistry consultation appointment. We are proud to offer comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative services to patients in Fort Worth and all surrounding communities.