At the offices of Kirk E. Kooker, DDS, we can help patients restore their teeth using state of the art procedures and applying porcelain veneers. Veneers are basically thin porcelain shells that can be bonded to the front of the teeth, permanently. They help fix worn teeth, chipped, broken or irregularly shaped teeth, and crooked teeth and can also be used to close gaps between teeth. Our Plano TX dental office can match your new porcelain veneers to your exact tooth color and help whiten and brighten your smile.
Veneers should only be applied by our licensed professional dentist in our Plano TX dental office. We first prepare the teeth with an etching and buffing process that can help accommodate the veneer’s thickness and match the proper size. They are then bonded to the teeth. This entire procedure can be done in as little as one visit and requires little to no anesthesia. Many people wonder why veneers are superior over crowns. The fact is that veneers can mask many defects on teeth and match a natural tooth’s closest appearance. Besides that, they can last for many years and are extremely durable. When properly applied, veneers can last a lifetime. During your first appointment, we will do a thorough exam before planning and preparing your teeth for the veneer application. We will have as many consultations as you need or want until you’re comfortable with the placement and size of the veneers.
At our Plano TX dental office during your first procedure, we will lightly buff your teeth in order to allow for the veneer’s proper thickness. For ceramic veneers, we will first take a mold of the teeth and send it out to a laboratory so that they can create the veneers custom made. We check the fit, color and size and can adjust the veneers if need be. There is a maintenance period afterwards and the teeth should be brushed and flossed daily. Although you may notice slight variations in color, in general this is not noticeable and will only enhance your smile. Scheduling a follow up appointment is usually a good idea just to make sure your veneers are fitted properly and are in good condition.