Whether they are used for subtle changes or a dramatic transformation, porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that cover teeth to close gaps and eliminate imperfections. If you have teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked, or misshapen, porcelain veneers may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Grapevine for Veneers
Plano, TX dentist, Dr. Grapevine has advanced training and post graduate education to provide natural looking, long lasting porcelain veneers. He is meticulous in his work and creates a perfect fit that will offer excellent long term comfort and beauty.
About The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Veneers require three visits to design, create, and place. Here is what you can expect:
- Diagnosis and treatment planning: Dr. Grapevine will start with an examination of your teeth and smile. He will take photos and impressions of your teeth so you can see your new created smile before we actually start. This is where your desires and expectations are voiced and heard so we can deliver the smile you have always wanted.
- Preparation: Dr Grapevine will conservatively remove a minimal amount of enamel, about 1/2 millimeter from each tooth receiving a veneer, and then custom temporary veneers will be made. Many of our temporaries are mistaken for the final permanent veneers by others. This procedure may require some local anesthesia. We will take a custom impression and then send your impressions to a trusted lab were they will hand make each veneer according to our specifications for your smile. The veneers will be ready in two to three weeks.
- Cementation: We will remove the temporaries and then place the veneers on the teeth. We will check the fit and color of the veneers and once they have met your approval, we will clean the teeth and bond the veneers on permanently.
- Follow Up Care and Maintenance: You will return one to two weeks and the final cementation for a follow up visit. Brush and floss normally and use a non-abrasive toothpaste to keep your teeth and the veneers clean. Good home care will ensure optimal durability and appearance.
Let us know if you clench or grind your teeth. We may suggest a nightguard to protect your veneers.
Porcelain Veneers Before & After
Dr. Grapevine is dedicated to providing natural looking porcelain restorations that are designed to be comfortable and long lasting.
See more porcelain veneers before and after in our Smile Gallery
Our Patients Say It Best
"Dr. Grapevine went beyond my wants and gave me a better smile I never thought possible. He boosted my self-esteem and my smile is ten times better than before. I never wanted to show my teeth and now I cannot stop smiling and I am always looking at my teeth." Read more patient testimonials
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Do Veneers Look Natural?
Absolutely! Veneers are made of dental porcelain that reflects light like natural tooth enamel, so they look and feel completely natural. Dr. Grapevine designs veneers so that they are virtually undetectable – no one will know you have them, but they will notice your stunning smile!
How Durable Are Veneers?
\With proper care, veneers can brighten your smile for well over a decade or much longer. There are highly resistant to stains from food, beverages, and tobacco so your smile will stay beautiful. Veneers come in many qualities, styles, shapes, and shades. Visit with us about your options that will work best for you.
Are there any alternatives to Porcelain Veneers?
In addition to porcelain veneers, Dr. Grapevine offers Lumineers and cosmetic bonding. These alternative treatments are great for patients who simply have minor concerns, budget considerations or are concerned about removing healthy tooth structure.