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Porcelain Veneers – Frisco, TX

Completely Transform Your Smile Today

Do you ever feel like your smile is flawed beyond hope? Are your stained, chipped, or gapped teeth making it impossible for you to smile confidently? Thanks to porcelain veneers, you no longer have to worry about that. Veneers can mask all kinds of smile imperfections. Contact our Frisco office today to learn how porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile today!

Why Choose Archway Dental for Porcelain Veneers?  

  • Correct Multiple Smile Flaws at Once
  • Can Last for Decades
  • Takes Just Two Easy Appointments

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

woman pointing to her white smile

Veneers are super-thin coverings made of durable dental porcelain that are bonded to the front-facing surfaces of your teeth. They can mask all kinds of flaws, including:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Gaps
  • Stains or discoloration
  • Slightly crooked or rotated teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

Porcelain veneers are made to look exactly like natural tooth enamel, even right down to the way they reflect light. To everyone besides you and your cosmetic dentist, your smile will be naturally perfect!

Are You a Good Candidate for Veneers?

woman with porcelain veneers

If your smile has any of the flaws listed above, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Additionally, you will need to be free from dental problems like cavities and gum disease before we can begin the process of placing veneers. Once we treat you for those issues, we can get started on transforming your smile.

The Veneers Process

porcelain veneers diagram

After the initial consultation with Dr. Parmar, getting veneers takes just two simple appointments. First, Dr. Parmar will remove a tiny sliver of enamel from your teeth to ensure the veneers lay flat against your smile line. Then, she will take impressions of your prepared teeth to send off to the lab, where your custom veneers will be designed. While we wait for your new smile to be crafted, we can fix you with temporary veneers to let your mouth get accustomed to the way they feel. After just a few weeks, you’ll return to our office and we’ll place your permanent veneers. Voila! Your smile will be completely and utterly transformed!

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

man with a white smile

Veneers offer a whole host of benefits, including:

  • Looking just like natural tooth enamel
  • Being tolerated well by the gum tissue
  • Being highly resistant to stains, much more so than your natural teeth
  • More conservative treatment than dental crowns
  • Allowing you to smile with complete confidence
  • Can last for a decade or even longer with proper maintenance

How to Maintain Your Veneers

The great news about porcelain veneers is that they do not require any special care when compared to your regular teeth. Continue practicing good oral hygiene, such as daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash, as well as checkups and cleanings every six months. In addition, protect your veneers and underlying teeth by wearing a mouthguard during any physical activity. Grinding your teeth can also wear down your veneers, so if you do that, be sure to ask us about getting a nightguard to prevent harmful contact between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Woman smiling at dentist while sitting in treatment chair

Although there are many things you can research online – from what to expect at your veneers consultation to how to maintain your new smile – it’s difficult to get an accurate estimate of the price. That’s because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer! The good news is that there are several things that patients need to consider across the board, which we are covering in this next section.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?

Dentist showing patient their smile in handheld mirror

Patients visit us with all sorts of aesthetic concerns, from noticeable chips and gaps to significant stains. Fortunately, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental services! When researching the cost of enhancing your smile, here’s some important information to keep in mind:

  • Braces – Thanks to innovative orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, you no longer have to wear metal brackets and wires to fix overcrowded and gapped teeth. But did you know that veneers can also conceal minor cases of malocclusion and in three appointments or less? So, it’s important to consider more than just the cost when doing your research.
  • Teeth Whitening – Like veneers, teeth whitening can address significant dental discoloration. However, there are several key differences between these two treatments, including the average length of the results. While teeth whitening can last for 3-6 months, veneers can last for 10+ years! So, don’t forget to consider both your short-term and long-term investment.
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – Cosmetic dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective treatments upfront. The one “con” is that the results don’t last anywhere near as long as veneers, and it’s really more ideal for small imperfections, like minor chips. If you want to address more significant flaws and want to enjoy the results for years to come, then veneers may be a better investment.
  • Veneers – As you may already know, veneers require a higher upfront investment than some of the other cosmetic dental services we offer. Before you let that scare you, it’s important to remember all of the benefits – from the 10+ year lifespan to the ability to fix multiple dental imperfections at once.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

Dental assistant smiling while handing patient form

Since dental insurance providers don’t usually cover cosmetic dental treatments, like veneers, you might be wondering how you can make the cost of your smile transformation affordable. Don’t worry – our Archway Dental team offers several financial solutions, including our very own dental plan. When you join, you get access to immediate benefits, like 20% - 30% off procedures completed at our practice. Additionally, we welcome flexible financing through CareCredit and offer periodic specials to help lower your out-of-pocket expenses. If you want to learn more about our dental plan, flexible financing, or our latest offers, then get in touch with us!

Veneer FAQs

patient smiling after getting veneers in Frisco

Of all the available cosmetic dentistry options, veneers are considered to be the most invasive. For that reason, you probably have several questions and concerns before committing to treatment. Our team at Archway Dental wants you to be as well-informed as possible, which is why we’ve decided to answer some frequently asked questions below. Should you not find the answers you’re looking for, feel free to contact our office for personal assistance!

What Happens to Teeth Under Veneers?

The process of getting veneers in Frisco takes at least two appointments: the preparation stage and the final placement. During your first visit, Dr. Parmar will remove a small amount of enamel to ensure your veneers fit properly against your teeth. A bonding material is applied to help keep the veneers in place.

Since your altered enamel will be covered by veneers, you don’t have to worry about being at increased risk of cavities. Just brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to prevent decay from developing underneath your veneers. In addition, you can watch your diet and visit your dentist regularly to maintain a healthy smile.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Absolutely! Porcelain veneers in particular are stain-resistant, which means highly pigmented foods and drinks will have a much harder time penetrating the surface. Because of that, you can drink coffee freely without worrying too much about staining your new smile.

Of course, it’s worth noting that veneers are not exactly stain-proof. Consuming too much coffee can still negatively affect your veneers. To help your veneers last as long as possible, make sure you only drink dark-colored beverages in moderation.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

When you first get veneers in Frisco, you may have difficulty pronouncing certain words or making specific sounds. It’s completely normal to develop a temporary lisp because your tongue is not used to accounting for the presence of veneers when you talk. Although it’s just a tiny difference in thickness, it still affects the way your tongue moves. Over time, you’ll adjust and return to your usual speech. You can speed up the process by speaking more often, reading aloud, and asking your dentist to reduce the thickness of veneers in certain areas.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

It depends! For many people, the sole purpose of getting veneers in Frisco is to get all of your visible teeth to match. You’ll receive the appropriate number of veneers to accomplish that goal. Some individuals need to get six to eight veneers to achieve their desired results, while others might need as many as ten or 12. In some cases, only a single veneer is necessary to cover a cracked or broken tooth. It varies from patient to patient.