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Porcelain Veneers – Arlington, TX

Hiding Smile Imperfections with a Customized Solution

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At Foundation Dental Solutions, Dr. Baldwin is a cosmetic dentist who can deliver truly outstanding and transformative results. By using veneers, he and his team can hide imperfections such as cracks, chips, gaps, stains, discoloration, “short” teeth, and even minor misalignments. Once applied to your natural teeth, you will immediately see the dramatic difference, instantly feeling more confident about your beautiful appearance. If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers from our Arlington, TX cosmetic dentist and how they can help rid your smile of its flaws and imperfections, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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Custom-made based on your desired size, shape, and color, veneers are small, thin shells that cover the front surface of your teeth, effectively hiding imperfections. Make to look completely natural, these customized restorations are wafer-thin, allowing them to feel like regular teeth. With veneers, you’ll never have to worry about your smile looking “overdone” or “fake.”

Instead, you can experience a quick and easy way to improve your appearance. In just two appointments, you will have the smile of your dreams and enjoy brighter, whiter teeth that are stain-resistant and can last a decade or more with proper care.

The Process of Receiving Porcelain Veneers

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To receive your veneers, you must first schedule an appointment with Dr. Baldwin. It is during this visit that he will examine your smile and create a personalized plan that includes veneer placement. After removing a small bit of enamel from the teeth that will be covered by veneers, he will take impressions of your smile, which will be sent off to a dental lab for technicians to use when creating your custom-made veneers. He will include the size, shape, and color to ensure technicians craft beautiful restorations that will blend in with the rest of your smile.

While some patients opt to cover only those teeth that are visible to others, you may choose to cover all your teeth. The decision is yours.

Once the veneers are completed and ready for placement, you will return to our dental office to have them put on. The removal of your tooth enamel will allow for the bonding agent to adhere to your tooth when placing the veneer. Using accuracy and precision to carefully place each restoration, Dr. Baldwin will give your smile a final polish before you leave.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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While there are many available options to hide smile imperfections, veneers are a safe and proven method of cosmetic dentistry that has been around for decades. By choosing to have veneers cover your smile, you can expect to experience:

  • A more natural appearance that boosts your confidence and helps you to feel better about the way you look.
  • A permanent solution that can last much longer than other cosmetic solutions.
  • Veneers that will last a decade or more before requiring replacement.
  • Restorations that are more stain-resistant than traditional tooth enamel.
  • A treatment that requires only two visits to our dental office to complete.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Like most things, you get what you pay for when it comes to veneers. The most affordable option may not necessarily be the ideal choice, especially in cosmetic dentistry. When seeking beautiful and durable results, investing in your smile is a worthwhile consideration. Additionally, choosing the right cosmetic service is crucial for achieving the desired outcomes. Keep reading to learn more about the cost of veneers in Arlington!

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

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We offer a range of cosmetic services with varying prices, with each one improving your smile in distinct ways:

  • Invisalign – These clear aligners can address crooked, overcrowded, and spaced-out teeth, resulting in beautifully straight smiles. However, keep in mind that braces primarily fix teeth alignment and do not improve their shape or color.
  • Teeth Whitening – A highly affordable service, teeth whitening can swiftly brighten your smile in a single visit. However, the results may start to diminish in as little as three months, and this treatment does not address the size, shape, or alignment of your teeth.
  • Veneers – Veneers offer a comprehensive smile transformation, effectively concealing a variety of cosmetic issues such as crooked, cracked, chipped, misshapen, or discolored teeth. Covering the entire front surface of your smile, veneers provide stunning results in as little as two appointments.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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Typically, dental insurance doesn't cover veneers in Arlington since it’s considered an elective service. However, we are dedicated to providing cost-effective dentistry, offering alternative ways to make this treatment more affordable.

We work with third-party financiers like CareCredit and Lending Club to further assist you in saving. With this option, you can select a monthly payment plan tailored to your budget, featuring low-to-no interest fees for added convenience. We look forward to meeting you and addressing any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Veneer FAQs

What Happens to Teeth Under Veneers?

Veneers are a safe cosmetic dental treatment that involves minimal enamel removal, ensuring no harm to your teeth. The bonding material used is entirely safe! Since veneers cover the enamel, the procedure does not increase the risk of cavities. However, maintaining regular oral hygiene practices is crucial to prevent tooth decay beneath the veneers.

Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, limiting sugar intake, and attending regular checkups and cleanings are essential practices to protect both your natural teeth and veneers. Overall, with proper care, veneers contribute to a beautiful smile without compromising the health of your underlying teeth.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

While wearing temporary veneers, avoid hard foods like ice, raw fruits, and candies to prevent damage. Steer clear of sticky foods that might dislodge the veneers. Temporary veneers are prone to staining, so be cautious with darkly pigmented foods and drinks.

After getting permanent veneers in Arlington, you can generally enjoy most foods but still avoid extremely hard or crunchy items. Be mindful of dark beverages to prevent stains. If your teeth are sensitive following veneer placement, avoid hot or cold items. Drink alcohol sparingly, as excessive consumption can weaken the bonding material holding the veneers in place.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Veneers are primarily cosmetic and can’t alter the actual position of teeth or the jaw. Their effectiveness in treating bite issues depends entirely on the severity of the problem. For mild open bites, veneers can create the illusion of properly aligned teeth by making them appear longer and wider. Veneers are also suitable for hiding small gaps between teeth. However, they are recommended for bite problems that do not pose significant oral health issues but impact appearance. If orthodontic correction is necessary for a bite problem, it’s recommended to wait until after the correction before considering veneer placement.

Is It Painful to Get Veneers?

Getting veneers in Arlington is typically not considered painful. During the procedure, your mouth is usually numbed, ensuring you don't feel any pain. However, some sensitivity and discomfort may occur when temporary veneers are initially attached.

Post-treatment discomfort is more common when placing multiple veneers, with two to four veneers usually causing little to no pain. If eight or more veneers are involved, there may be some soreness in the gums and jaw. Additionally, some patients may experience "bonding sensitivity," a temporary sharp pain when biting into hot or cold items, which can be managed with painkillers and saltwater rinses. Over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen can help relieve oral soreness during the recovery period.

What Our Patients Say About Us

“For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.”

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX

“For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.”

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX

“For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.”

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX