Cosmetic imperfections in your smile caused by chips, old fillings, and chronic staining issues can impact your appearance and hamper your self-esteem. One of the most effective ways to address a smile marred by multiple imperfections is to have your dentist, Dr. Van Parham, install porcelain veneers. These are essentially thin, porcelain shells that are custom crafted to improve the faces of each tooth visible in your smile.
Dr. Van Parham will start by inspecting each tooth in your mouth and taking X-rays. This will help to assess the health and integrity of each tooth. If one or two teeth lack the sufficient enamel to secure a dental veneer, he may recommend having that tooth restored with a porcelain dental crown.
At the end of the appointment, he will cast a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where technicians will produce your custom veneers.
A member of our staff will call you to schedule your second appointment once the dental lab technician has completed your veneers. During this appointment, Dr. Van Parham will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. The corresponding dental veneer will be cemented in place.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, we invite you to call The Art of Dentistry at 972-441-8199 to find out more about our porcelain dental veneers. We also offer Lumineers® for our patients in Irving, Texas. From our dental family to you, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!