Veneers – Fort Worth, TX

The Most Versatile Way to Transform Your Smile

Originally developed for Hollywood stars, veneers have become a popular choice for just about anyone in need of a smile makeover. They can be used to resolve several aesthetic issues that mar the appearance of your teeth. If you’ve been feeling self-conscious about the way your pearly whites look, then you might benefit from veneers in Fort Worth. We invite you to contact us and schedule a consultation. Let Dr. Sheri McIntosh design your new smile today!

Why Choose Distinguished Dental for Veneers?

  • Digital Impression System Used for Mess-Free Experience
  • CEREC Technology for Faster Results
  • Dental Team That Puts Patients First

What Are Dental Veneers?

Young woman in dental chair getting veneers in Fort Worth

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the surface of your teeth, instantly correcting most imperfections. Since they conceal the entire front-facing portion of your smile, they’re the most versatile way to transform your pearly whites. Veneers can be used to fix the following problems:

  • Teeth that are intrinsically stained or discolored and do not respond to teeth whitening treatment
  • A tooth that is chipped or slightly fractured
  • Irregular spacing or gaps between two or more teeth
  • A tooth that is misshaped or one that is noticeably smaller than your other teeth
  • Teeth that are somewhat crooked, rotated, or protruding
  • A tooth that is worn down

The Process of Getting Veneers

Dentist placing a veneer on a tooth

We will want you to be directly involved in the creation of your new smile with veneers. Feel free to bring in photographs of celebrities or friends who have smiles you like. Once your cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth understands your smile goals, we’ll prepare the teeth that will be getting veneers. We’ll remove a small layer of your tooth enamel to fit the porcelain shells. After this, we’ll take an impression of your teeth so that our dental lab is certain to fabricate veneers that fit comfortably. This impression is also what our office will use to immediately make you a set of temporary veneers for you to wear while your permanent set is under construction.

At the second appointment a few weeks later, your temporary veneers will be removed, so we can cement the permanent veneers in their place. Before doing so, however, the dentist will make sure each one is perfect in size, shape, and color.

The Benefits of Veneers

Woman with red lipstick looking at her teeth in mirror

When you want a new look for your smile, veneers deliver. After placing them on your teeth, here are some of the benefits you can look forward to:

  • Dental porcelain reflects light in the same way as permanent teeth, making them natural-looking.
  • Porcelain also resists stains, giving you a long-lasting and whiter smile.
  • We make sure to custom-match the shade and shape of your veneers to your natural teeth, thus blending your veneers with the rest of your look.
  • Your veneers can last a decade or more with very little maintenance beyond brushing and flossing.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Smiling woman shaking hands with dental team member

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!

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.

Veneers FAQs

With many years of experience as a cosmetic dentist, Dr. McIntosh has used veneers to help many of our patients fall in love with their smiles. This versatile cosmetic treatment is one of our most popular procedures! If you've been thinking about transforming your smile with 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 Veneers Break?

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

How Can I Avoid Breaking My Veneers?

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

  • Wear a nightguard if needed - If you clench and grind at night, a nightguard is a good idea to protect your veneers.
  • Practice good oral hygiene - Your veneer itself can't get a cavity, but the natural tooth structure underneath can, which increases the chance of breaking the veneer. To prevent this, practice good brushing and flossing at home, and be sure to see Dr. McIntosh for regular checkups.
  • Be careful with certain foods - If you frequently bite into hard, crunchy foods (i.e., nuts, seeds, carrot sticks) with your front teeth, you're more likely to break your veneers.
  • Avoid bad habits - Don't chew on ice, pens, pencils, etc., or use your teeth as tools to open packages.

Do Veneers Fade Like Normal Teeth?

While natural teeth are porous and become discolored over time, veneers often have a shiny, non-porous coating that keeps them looking great, even if you have things like coffee, tea, and red wine. The natural materials used also reflect light much like enamel does, helping your veneers look more natural.

However, it's important to use 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.

How Many 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 Veneers?

Most people are great candidates for veneers, but Dr. McIntosh will first need to make sure you don't have any cavities or gum problems that need to be addressed. 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, veneers are perfect for chips, cracks, oddly shaped or small teeth, severe stains, minor gaps, and more.