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Porcelain Veneers in Grand Prairie Are Your Key to a Hollywood Smile

Woman with flawless smile

If you’re self-conscious about your teeth, you’ve probably found yourself looking at the smiles of your favorite Hollywood celebrities and wondering, “How are their smiles so PERFECT?” Do they have some magical brushing routine that you’re not aware of? Actually, the secret to those pristine smiles is actually a treatment you can get right here in Grand Prairie at Marvel Dental: porcelain veneers. With this one procedure, our dentists can give you that big, bright, and confident smile you’ve always wanted, and it will only take two appointments!

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Animation of veneer placement

Think of a porcelain veneer as a thin mask that goes over one of your teeth. They are actually extremely slim ceramic coverings that are bonded directly to the front of the teeth. The reason this treatment is so popular around the world is because it’s able to correct multiple cosmetic flaws simultaneously, such as:

  • Stains
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Undersized teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth

Porcelain veneers are always custom-made by a master ceramist, so a patient can get just one or a complete set to achieve a brand new smile. Even better, because the porcelain doesn’t stain like real enamel, patients can look forward to having a perfectly white smile for many years to come.

What is the Procedure Like?

Woman's smile compared with tooth color chart

As with any cosmetic service we provide, it all starts with a conversation. Your dentist will ask a patient what their goals are for their smile and specifically what they would like to change. With this information, they can determine if porcelain veneers are indeed the best solution.

If they are, the procedure will involve the following steps:

1. At the first appointment, your dentist will gently remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth that are getting veneers. This will enable them to lay flush against the teeth and look more natural. They typically only need to remove about 2mm of enamel, which is the thickness of a contact lens.

2. They will then take an impression of the teeth that will be sent to a dental lab to actually create the veneers. Before a patient leaves, they will be fitted with a temporary set.

3. A week or so later, the patient will return to Marvel Dental to have their temporaries removed and their permanent veneers bonded into place. After checking their fit and making sure the patient’s bite is aligned, that’s it, and their new smile is ready for the world!

With regular brushing, flossing, and checkups at Marvel Dental, porcelain veneers can easily look great and last for 20 years or more. Patients basically just have to take care of them like their natural teeth!

Come Get Your New Smile

If you’re tired of thinking twice before you smile or feeling unconfident about your teeth, porcelain veneers can finally give you the quality of smile you deserve (and in much less time than you think!). To schedule an appointment and get started, contact us today.