Your smile is a reflection of your inner beauty, and a physical manifestation of your most beautiful emotions. Words can never convey kindness, gratitude, humor, or similar sentiments as eloquently and effectively as a warm, bright smile can.
If you are embarrassed by chips, cracks, gaps, misshapen teeth, or permanent stains, you may hesitate to share your smile with the world. Dental veneers can give you the smile you’ve always longed for, or give you back the youthful smile you once had. Drs. Larsen are talented cosmetic dentists, who take the time to listen to patients and discuss their goals and options. After a comprehensive smile evaluation, your doctor will recommend the best solution to achieve the results you desire.
Traditional porcelain veneers
One of the most popular cosmetic restorations, a veneer is a thin layer of porcelain adhered to the visible tooth surface. The classic style is about as thick as a fingernail, so a small amount of enamel is shaved off the tooth in preparation.
Lumineers no-prep veneers
Lumineers are a revolutionary new option in porcelain veneers. They are very similar to the traditional style, but much thinner. This allows Lumineers to be placed directly on the tooth surface, usually with no preparation. The procedure is fast and comfortable, typically requiring no anesthetic. Because the tooth structure is not altered in any way, the Lumineers procedure is reversible.
Benefits of dental veneers
Veneers can transform your smile, and your confidence. This versatile procedure is an excellent way to:
- Correct the appearance of mild rotation (crooked teeth) without orthodontics
- Cover stains and discolorations that do not respond to whitening
- Visually alter the natural color, size, shape, and spacing of teeth
- Cover minor damage such as chips
- Give you the confidence to smile with pride
Most patients are good candidates for Lumineers, though the traditional style may be better for covering dark stains or correcting significantly crooked teeth. Either style will be custom-made in a quality dental laboratory, based on impressions of your teeth and the smile design your dentist has created. Drs. Larsen will consider factors such as facial shape, proportions, symmetry, and most importantly, your esthetic goals when designing your new smile.
You can see the smile of your dreams every time you look in a mirror. Just visit Parkside Dental in Murphy, TX for a cosmetic consultation to learn more about your options.