One fast method to improve your smile and conceal crooked, chipped, stained, or decayed teeth is to be fitted with porcelain veneers by Dr. William Shattuck at Radiant Dental Care. Cosmetic veneers are light covers, created with porcelain, that are secured to the front of the teeth to enhance the overall look of your smile. For patients with thin enamel, or teeth whose enamel has eroded away due to acid exposure or vigorous brushing, porcelain veneers not only restore your smile to its natural beauty, they strengthen the teeth. Dr. Shattuck uses a minimal-prep veneer method to keep your teeth strong, eliminate post veneer sensitivity, and obtain a natural look that can last for years. Our veneers are placed using the latest in bonding technology to maintain color and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Using veneers, Dr. Shattuck can aid in improving the size, color, length, or shape of your teeth. Schedule a consultation at our Haslet, TX dental practice to find out more information about veneers and decide if they're appropriate for your goals.
Porcelain veneers may be used to mask stains and chips in your teeth, improve worn-down or misaligned teeth, and fix teeth that are poorly spaced or shaped. At Radiant Dental Care, your porcelain veneers will be custom created to fit snugly over your teeth for an appealing and natural look. At your consultation, Dr. Shattuck will listen to your desires and concerns so he can personalize your procedure. He will also determine whether you're a good candidate for porcelain veneers by checking the total health of your mouth. If you have symptoms of periodontal disease, this will have to be addressed first to ensure your veneers last decades and look and feel natural. If you routinely grind your teeth or clench your jaw, Dr. Shattuck may suggest an alternative to veneers. Dr. Shattuck creates his veneers custom for you, based on your smile shape, face shape, and jaw shape. Your smile makes you unique. It only makes sense that when correcting a smile we give you back the uniqueness and beauty that is individual to you!
What To Expect
Our process for veneers consists of 4 appointments, each one designed to ensure we achieve your desired results.
Your first appointment should last about 30 minutes. You will have an initial consultation to discuss your desires and goals. Impressions and photographs of your teeth and smile will be taken. Using these impressions and photos, Dr. Shattuck will sculpt temporary veneers for you based on your individual face shape, smile shape, tooth shape, and bite.
At your second appointment, Dr. Shattuck will transfer the temporary veneers onto your teeth using vacuum-forming material. This allows you to preview the final results before we ever touch your teeth. We encourage you to take photos of your new smile at this appointment or to bring a friend or family member to help with your decision-making process.
Dr. Shattuck will then discuss different options with you regarding your veneers, including color and what you like or dislike about the temporary veneers he made for you. Your temporaries will then be removed, and you can leave with confidence that the outcome of your final results will be phenomenal.
At your third appointment, Dr. Shattuck will prepare your teeth by removing less than 1 mm of your tooth enamel and gently reshaping it to receive the veneers. This allows room for the porcelain to strengthen your teeth and enhances the bond technology so we can achieve long-lasting, natural results. A new set of custom made temporary veneers will be placed on your tooth or teeth, which you will wear for two weeks in order to get used to how they look and feel. During this time, Dr. Shattuck encourages you to provide feedback on your feelings and desires for any last minute adjustment to the shape, feel, and color of your final veneers.
At your fourth appointment, Dr. Shattuck will remove your temporary veneers and, using the best in composite and porcelain bonding technology, place your final veneers on your teeth.
Two weeks after the placement of your final veneers, you will return to Radiant Dental Care for your follow-up appointment. Dr. Shattuck will check your final results and the health of the gums around the veneers, and he will begin making your nighttime protection appliance to ensure your new smile will last for years.
Because getting veneers normally doesn't require anesthesia, you ought to be able to continue your daily tasks following your appointment. You might experience sensitivity to cold and hot meals for a couple of days, but that should fade away. Veneers should be cared for just like your own natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing. While cosmetic veneers are stain resistant compared to natural teeth, you still need to stay away from staining drinks and food to keep your veneers white. To prevent harming your veneers, you shouldn't chew on hard objects, like your fingernails or ice. Continue to schedule dental examinations and cleanings at Radiant Dental Care so that we can track the condition of your porcelain veneers, teeth, gums, and general oral health. Dr. Shattuck will tell you if your cosmetic veneers need to be replaced or repaired.
Porcelain veneers are an elective treatment, so they're usually not paid for by dental insurance. Radiant Dental Care does take many payment options, such as third-party financing via CareCredit, to make your veneers more affordable. At your consultation, we will personalize your treatment to meet your needs and budget. We will also discuss a quote for your veneers and explore your payment choices.
Get the confidence of a gorgeous smile with customized porcelain veneers at Radiant Dental Care in Haslet, TX. Dr. Shattuck is highly skilled and has years of experience placing veneers, and he can help you easily enhance the overall look of your smile with porcelain veneers. To get more information, make an appointment with Dr. Shattuck.