Not many people are aware of the transformative power of porcelain veneers. They have the ability to, in two simple dental visits, reform a tooth and in so doing, renew your entire smile. Porcelain veneers, also known as dental laminates, are very thin layers of porcelain that are attached to the front side of the tooth. Dentists apply veneers to treat chipped, worn, stained, or crooked teeth. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris put patient satisfaction first, and they will draw upon their impressive training in restorative dentistry to correct your areas of concern with porcelain veneers.
Our dentists will place your veneers in two appointments. At the first visit, Dr. Jones or Dr. Harris will remove a thin layer of enamel, the top layer of the tooth, to make a space for the veneer. He will then obtain impressions so that the dental lab can mold your custom-fit veneers. He may also place temporary veneers so that you can see how you like them. Once the doctors receive your permanent veneers, you will return to the office, and the doctor will place a light-sensitive resin on your tooth which acts as an adhesive. He then uses a special curing light that hardens the resin, creating a very strong, stable bond between the tooth and the veneer.
Common Uses for Veneers
- Repairing minor tooth imperfections: Veneers can treat chipped or worn teeth, particularly teeth that are dimpled or pitted on their surface. Because of their dependability, stain resistance, and natural appearance, veneers excel at repairing minor defects.
- Correcting Discolorations: Veneers can whiten mildly stained teeth such as those that possess stains from fluorosis, root canal complications, or injuries. They can also lighten previously placed dental fillings that have yellowed over time.
- Closing gaps between teeth: Veneers can eliminate space in between teeth.
- Treating crooked teeth: If teeth are crooked, veneers can be attached to make the teeth appear more even.
Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
Our doctors recommend that you care for your veneers just as you would for your normal teeth: brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris may suggest a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste for your veneer. They will also emphasize the importance of attending your regular check-ups every six months because they will examine your veneers at that time for any issues that may arise.
About Our Doctors
Located in Mansfield, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris welcome and treat patients for nearly all of their comprehensive dentistry needs. They serve Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, and Midlothian areas. To schedule a consultation, call (817) 259-1357.