Veneers Specialist

Dental Access

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Arlington, TX & Pantego, TX

Perfect teeth are a rarity, but with cosmetic dentistry treatments like veneers, you can look like you stepped off a movie set. The doctors at Dental Access in Arlington, Texas, can help you get and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Call or click to book your appointment today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that are cemented to the front of your teeth to correct a variety of aesthetic dental issues. Veneers are an irreversible, permanent treatment option, so it’s important to discuss this service with a doctor before moving ahead with the procedure.

What issues can veneers fix?

Veneers can fix several types of cosmetic dental problems relatively quickly. You may get veneers to address issues such as:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth  
  • Uneven, misaligned, or irregularly-shaped teeth

What is the process of getting veneers?

Typically you’ll need to make more than one appointment to get ceramic veneers. During your appointments, a doctor executes your treatment in four major steps.

Create a treatment plan

At your initial appointment, you and your doctor discuss the dental issues you’d like to fix. He examines your teeth and may take X-rays to make sure you’re a good candidate for veneers.

Prepare the teeth

A doctor removes a very thin layer from your enamel to make room for the veneers. Some patients are numbed with a local anesthetic during this step.

Mill the veneer

A doctor makes an impression of your teeth and sends it to a laboratory where the veneers are created. Sometimes a temporary veneer is placed on your tooth while the permanent ones are being made.

Cement and Cure

When the veneers come back from the lab, a doctor makes sure the size and shape are correct and makes adjustments, if needed. After cleaning, polishing, and etching your teeth to ensure a strong bond, he cements the veneers to your teeth surfaces and uses a special light to cure the cement, so it adheres quickly. Before you leave, your doctor checks your bite and makes adjustments, if needed.

If you want a quick fix to an aesthetic dental issue and would like to discuss veneers, book a consultation with a doctor at Dental Access today. Your Hollywood smile is only a couple of appointments away, and with veneers, only you and your doctor will know you weren’t born with perfect teeth.