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Porcelain Veneers – Allen, TX

Say Farewell to Flaws in Your Smile

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An attractive smile can boost your confidence and make you seem younger and more successful. Unfortunately, many people suffer from aesthetic flaws in their teeth that rob their smile of its potential. If that is true of you, we invite you to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Keyvan Kar. He may be able to makeover your teeth with porcelain veneers in Allen, a minimally invasive treatment that can deliver maximum results.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers are small pieces of porcelain that a cosmetic dentist in Allen permanently attaches to the fronts of your teeth. They thus disguise a broad range of imperfections, including discoloration, cracks and chips, teeth that are too small, and small gaps between the teeth. Since veneers are custom-designed for each patient, you can be sure that yours will complement your natural facial structures and the surrounding dentition. Veneers are also a versatile treatment. You can opt for just a few veneers to disguise your most troublesome teeth, or you can get a full set of 4 – 8 veneers to achieve a total smile transformation.

Many patients flock to porcelain veneers because of the advantages they offer over other cosmetic treatments. For example, the results last longer than professional teeth whitening or dental bonding. The porcelain is highly resistant to stains, and it is unlikely to break or chip during everyday eating. A set of veneers may last for 10 years or longer before replacement becomes necessary. Plus, caring for veneers is easy and does not require that you make any time-consuming changes to your daily routine.

The Porcelain Veneer Process

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First, Dr. Kar will determine whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. If you have an adequate amount of tooth enamel and are free of any major oral health concerns, it is likely that you are indeed eligible for this treatment.

The treatment begins when Dr. Kar prepares your teeth by removing a sliver of enamel from them. This is necessary to ensure that the veneers do not make your smile look bulky or unnatural. Then, he will use impressions and images of your teeth to design your veneers.

You will wear temporary veneers while a dental laboratory creates your custom ones. When the veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office. Dr. Kar will verify that the veneers are an ideal fit before he attaches them to your teeth.

Why Choose a Prosthodontist for Porcelain Veneers?

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Dr. Kar is more than just a cosmetic dentist; he is a prosthodontist. That means he has an in-depth understanding of how the teeth work together to provide a functional bite. He has also dedicated much time to learning the intricacies of how to create dental prosthetics, such as veneers, that look and feel as natural as possible. His scientific expertise, combined with his artistic eye, result in smile makeovers that are truly superb.

Are you ready to say farewell to the flaws in your smile? Contact Advanced Dental Care of Allen today to schedule your cosmetic consultation.

Porcelain Veneer FAQs

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Porcelain veneers may sound great, but you likely still want to know more. That is why we have compiled some questions that we frequently receive about this treatment (along with the answers, of course). If you don’t find the information you were hoping for, you are welcome to call our office so we can personally satisfy your curiosity.

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

Because the veneer process requires that Dr. Kar removes a bit of enamel from your teeth, your teeth will always need something to protect them. Therefore, veneers are a permanent commitment. However, there is no need to be nervous about receiving them. When you entrust your smile to a prosthodontist who has an in-depth understanding of what it takes to design beautiful, natural-looking, and functional veneers, it is highly unlikely that you will have any regrets about getting them.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

The cost of your treatment will depend largely on how many veneers you receive. You can expect to pay thousands of dollars. Dental insurance does not typically cover porcelain veneers because they serve a purely cosmetic purpose. However, you can apply for low-interest financing through CareCredit to help you break up the cost of your veneers into manageable monthly payments.

Although veneers cost a significant amount of money, their longevity makes them a worthwhile investment. They typically last for at least 10 years. In some cases, they can endure much longer than that.

Is the Process Painful?

Dr. Kar, your cosmetic dentist in Allen, will use anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable throughout the veneer process. Sedation is also available for patients who need a little extra help to relax. Your gums and jaw might be somewhat sore after your appointments. Over the counter pain relievers should be adequate to help you manage any discomfort.

Do Veneers Require Any Special Care?

Porcelain veneers are quite durable. However, there are a few measures you should take to ensure that they maintain their original beauty for as long as possible: