dental veneers in Allen

What Can I Do to Improve My Smile?

Sometimes it can be hard to smile when you have discoloration, uneven, or chipped teeth. Veneers are thin outer coverings made from porcelain or resin that are designed to fit over the tooth’s surface, improving the appearance of your teeth. Now that’s something to smile about. Ready to start the process? Schedule an appointment at West Allen Dental today

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Did you know…

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Some dental veneers can last up to 20 years

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how it works: The veneer application process

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initial consultation

The process begins with a personalized consultation to decide if veneers are the right option for you. You can discuss what veneer materials and types are the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. Dr. Natchi may take X rays and take impressions of your teeth and mouth at this time. 

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Shaping, and Creating the Veneers

To prepare for the application of a veneer, Dr. Natchi will trim the enamel to reshape the tooth. This can be done with or without anesthesia, depending on the extent of work necessary, and the patient’s own tolerance. An impression is then taken of this newly shaped tooth, and sent to a dental lab. They will make your veneer (the process typically takes 2-4 weeks). In the meantime, your dentist can fit you with temporary veneers.

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bonding

The new veneer will be placed over the site to check for color and fit, and adjusted accordingly. Once the perfect shape is achieved, the tooth will be prepped for bonding. This includes a thorough cleaning, polishing, and etching the tooth to rough the surface. Cement will then be painted onto the veneer and placed over the tooth. A special light is used to harden the bond quickly. Dr. Natchi will check your bite and make necessary adjustments.

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follow up

Your dentist may set up a follow up consultation for a couple weeks later to follow up on the veneer placement and check the gums.

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What Are Some Common Problems Veneers Can Fix?

Veneers can fix common aesthetic problems such as discoloration, staining, worn down teeth, chipped or broken teeth, misalignment, gapping, or irregular shapes.

What are the Benefits of Veneers?

Veneers can be a huge boost to self-confidence. They allow for a natural, improved tooth appearance. They are long lasting, stain resistant, and the gums tolerate porcelain extremely well. They are stronger than crowns, and require less shaping.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers will typically last between 7 and 15 years, without any special care. Simply practice good oral hygiene: brush, floss, and use mouthwash regularly. Follow up with scheduled dental appointments with Dr. Natchi.

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Teeth may need to be extracted for the success of orthodontic work. Book a consultation today!

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Have Questions About Tooth Extractions? Find Answers Here

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Why Do I Need A Tooth Extraction?

If you have a tooth that is severely decayed beyond what a root canal can fix, it may need to be extracted. This is especially true if the tooth is infected. Additional reasons why a tooth may need to be removed include crowding, impaction, and in some cases, for orthodontics to be successful.

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How Long Does It Take To Heal?

It should only take a few days to recover from a tooth extraction if you follow Dr. Natchi’s aftercare instructions. If you’re still feeling pain after several days of recovery, it may be a sign of infection, or dry-socket. In this case, call us at (469) 242-9500 so we can see you as soon as possible to alleviate your pain and minimize the effects of infection.

Did you know…

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Removing an infected tooth can save the rest of your smile.

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