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Porcelain Veneers – Carrollton, TX

Hiding Imperfections to Create an Award-Winning Smile

Do you frequently envision yourself with a brand new smile? You picture sparkling pearly whites that stretch from ear to ear, and people noticing your smile from the moment you arrive. This is a common desire for many people, especially those who have imperfections they want to hide. No smile is perfect, but with porcelain veneers in Carrollton, it can be greatly improved, and Dr. Afshin Azmoodeh can make your smile the envy of all others. To find out how these thin shell coverings can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, call Epic Family Dentistry of Carrollton today to schedule a consultation.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

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Hiding those unsightly cracks, chips, stains, gaps, and minor misalignments don’t have to be a dream. Instead, porcelain veneers offer the ideal solution! These thin coverings fit nicely over your natural teeth, giving you a fully restored, sparkling smile. Not only are they shaped to match your regular teeth, but their color will match perfectly, making it impossible for anyone to notice the difference.

What is the Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers?

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The process for having porcelain veneers placed is quite easy. If you’re unsure of what to expect, let us explain just how Dr. Azmoodeh will create a new smile just for you.

  1. Azmoodeh will administer local anesthesia. This will ensure you are comfortable and at ease during the procedure.
  2. Your dentist in Carrollton will remove a small portion of the enamel from your tooth. This is necessary because the bonding agent must be able to secure the veneer to your natural tooth.
  3. He will take an impression of your bite, and the lab will begin to work on creating your customized veneers.
  4. Finally, your veneers will be placed during your second appointment. He will make sure everything looks uniform and you will be good to go.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

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You may be asking, “But why are porcelain veneers the go-to treatment method?” There are a wide array of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can revitalize and repair your smile, but porcelain veneers can truly transform it into something beautiful. If you’re considering porcelain veneers, here are some added benefits to this treatment method:

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Before committing to veneers in Carrollton, you naturally want to be well-informed about the cost. We’re here to help with that! While we will review this information in-depth during your consultation, we also recognize that many patients value doing their research online beforehand. If that’s the case for you, then keep reading.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?

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While researching the cost of veneers in Carrollton, it’s important to consider your other treatment options as well. This helps put into perspective how veneers can end up actually being the most cost-effective option for you. With this in mind, here is some important price-related information on the most sought-after smile-enhancing treatments:

  • Braces – Braces can certainly address crooked, spaced-out, and otherwise misaligned teeth. However, the size, shape, and shade will remain unchanged. So, you will need to factor in the cost of additional cosmetic dental treatments on top of the quote you get for orthodontic treatment.
  • Teeth Whitening – Professional teeth whitening is more moderate in terms of cost and can seamlessly blast away stubborn stains. The only “downside” is that other imperfections, like misshapen teeth, won’t be addressed in the process. Plus, even in-office whitening treatments can’t address permanent discoloration.
  • Direct Bonding – Like veneers, direct bonding can correct multiple dental flaws at once, from small chips to significant discoloration. One major difference between the two treatments, however, is the longevity. While veneers can last for 15+ years, direct bonding often only lasts for a few years at a time.
  • Veneers – It’s true; veneers require a higher upfront cost. Before letting that deter you, it’s important to consider all of the benefits it comes with, from a long lifespan and versatility to total personalization. Even better, they address multiple imperfections at once and the entire process can be completed in as little as two visits!

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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We never want the cost to stop you from visiting our cosmetic dentist in Carrollton. To prevent that from happening, we offer several financial solutions, starting with CareCredit. A third-party financier, CareCredit allows patients to space out their payments over the course of several months, sometimes with little-to-no interest too! We also offer periodic special offers to help lower your out-of-pocket expenses. If you want to learn more about CareCredit or want to hear about our latest specials, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

Veneer FAQs

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If you have flaws and imperfections in your teeth, porcelain veneers are an excellent way to address them all at once. However, you probably have several questions about the procedure even after reading the information given above.  To help you out, our team at Epic Family Dentistry of Carrollton has decided to answer some of the most common questions we receive from patients. If you would like to speak directly with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re more than happy to help in any way that we can!

Are Veneers Permanent?

Porcelain veneers will eventually need to be replaced, meaning they’re not a permanent cosmetic solution. However, the process of getting veneers in Carrollton is irreversible. At your first appointment, your dentist will remove an ultra-thin layer of enamel from your teeth to ensure the veneers fit properly. But unlike hair and nails, enamel does not grow back once it’s filed away. That means once your teeth are prepared this way, they’ll always need to be covered with veneers or crowns.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

When you first get veneers, it’s normal to have a bit of trouble pronouncing certain words or sounds. It’s not uncommon for patients to develop a temporary lisp or impediment. These speech alterations occur because the tongue is not used to speaking with veneers. Although each veneer is extremely thin, the difference in thickness is significant enough to affect the way the tongue moves. You’ll notice that the lisp usually occurs when trying to pronounce the “s” and “v” sounds. The good news is that your speech will eventually return to normal with enough practice and time!

How Long Do Veneers Last?

In most cases, veneers can last well over five years before needing replacement. However, you can extend their lifespan and make them last over a decade with proper dental care. Failing to protect your teeth can cause fractures, chips, and cracks, leading to veneer failure. You can ensure your new smile lasts as long as possible by practicing good oral hygiene, visiting your dentist regularly, following a healthy diet, and avoiding bad habits (i.e., biting your fingernails, chewing on ice, and using your teeth as tools).

Is It Painful to Get Veneers?

Since your mouth will likely be numbed for veneer placement, you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure itself. After the temporary veneers are attached, you might experience mild sensitivity and discomfort. It’s more common in patients who’ve had multiple veneers placed. Generally, the more veneers you get, the higher chance you’ll have of experiencing soreness and discomfort. To alleviate your symptoms during recovery, make sure you take your pain medication as directed and rinse with warm salt water two to three times per day.

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