Pflugerville, TX dental practice offers cosmetic porcelain veneers for imperfect teeth
At Elite Smiles of Pflugerville, our dental staff believes in providing a selection of services to help patients interested in making cosmetic changes to their smiles. With many options available to patients for improving their teeth, Dr. Jordan Tucker can offer a treatment option that works for one’s smile. One common restoration used to address aesthetic issues is the porcelain veneer.
What are porcelain veneers?
The word veneer refers to a facing, which is exactly what a porcelain veneer achieves. The veneer is a custom-made piece of porcelain material that is bonded to the front of a tooth. This veneer essentially disguises imperfections that may be present, including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Permanent staining
- Unusual shape and size
Because Dr. Jordan Tucker ensures all cosmetic treatments look as natural as possible, he works directly with the patient to create veneers that match the existing teeth. Veneers are fabricated to specific instructions by our dental team through a dental laboratory, created specifically for the patient based on their needs.
What can I expect from the process of creating and placing a porcelain veneer?
The entire process starts with a consultation appointment, during which Dr. Jordan Tucker will evaluate a patient’s smile and determine if their imperfections can be adequately concealed with porcelain veneers. Once patients have chosen to move forward with treatment, the dentist prepares the teeth. This requires the removal of a thin portion of the enamel from the front of the tooth’s structure. Impressions are made, and these are sent off to a dental laboratory along with instructions from the dentist regarding the final size, shape, and color. A temporary is often bonded in place on the tooth until the final restoration arrives approximately one week later. Patients return for the removal of the temporary and the placement of the final repair.
Discuss porcelain veneers and more with your Pflugerville cosmetic dentist
Patients of Pflugerville, TX who are interested in learning more about cosmetic fixes for their smiles are invited to connect with Dr. Jordan Tucker of Elite Smiles of Pflugerville. Call (512) 273-7790 and visit us at 1616 FM 685, Suite #103.