May 16, 2016
Lucas, TX porcelain veneers, or dental laminates, cover a variety of smile defects that ruin the look of healthy teeth. Custom-fabricated from lifelike ceramic, porcelain veneers improve tooth color, shape and strength. Allen, TX area dentists, Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan, include dental laminates in their impressive list of cosmetic dental services.
Who gets porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are one of the most asked-for cosmetic dental services available today. Wafer-thin shells of enamel-colored ceramic, porcelain veneers are permanently cemented to the front of one or more teeth with some aesthetic defects.
Frequently, patients consult the team at Ryan Dental Group because their teeth are deeply stained or misshapen right in the “smile zone “ that everyone sees. Worn, dull enamel confers an aged look on an otherwise youthful face. Congenital defect or injury detract as well.
Older teens and adults choose porcelain veneers from Ryan Dental Group in the Allen/Lucas, TX area. Dr. Ryan inspects each tooth and the condition of the gums. The dentist takes digital images and creates a patient care plan considering the person’s aesthetic goals. Non-smokers and people who perform good oral hygiene at home make the best veneer candidates.
The porcelain veneer procedure
To start off, Dr. Ryan prepares each tooth receiving a porcelain veneer by removing a super thin slice of enamel (about 0.5mm) from the front surface. This is a short and comfortable procedure.
The dentist takes an impression to send to the dental lab for fabrication of the veneers. A master ceramist individually makes each veneer, perfecting the color, size and shape according to the doctor’s plan, the images and the model of the patient’s teeth and gums.
The porcelain veneers are absolutely individualized and look very realistic because the ceramist considers the patient’s age, gender and overall facial appearance. There’s no “cookie-cutter” look here–only improvements that truly complement each patient.
During the next appointment, Dr. Ryan cements the porcelain veneers in place. By adjusting the color of the bonding cement, the doctor matches the color of the dental laminates to the rest of the individual’s smile. Fit and bite are varied, too, for the most natural feel and function.
Life with your new veneers is easy
People adjust to their porcelain veneers very readily. Any residual dental sensitivity goes away quickly. Patients eat and drink as they normally do but must avoid very hard foods, chewing ice or biting plastic packaging or their fingernails. Of course, patients brush twice a day and floss daily, too. They come to Ryan Dental Group for semi-annual exams and hygienic cleanings.
Would you like your smile to look renewed?
Find out if porcelain veneers, or another cosmetic treatment, could improve your smile and self-image. Chances are they can. Contact Ryan Dental Group for a personalized smile analysis.