Were you excited about showing off your new smile, but are unhappy with the results of your cosmetic procedure? Porcelain veneers are among the most popular modern cosmetic dentistry enhancements, improving smiles with multiple aesthetic issues in just one procedure. Most of their success, however, stems from the expertise of the dentists who placed them, and our Southlake cosmetic dentists see many patients who wish to replace their permanent veneers due to mistakes during their original placement.
Common Mistakes with Porcelain Veneer Placement
For porcelain veneers to accomplish their purpose, they shouldn’t be noticeable once they’re in place. On the contrary, the point of expert cosmetic dentistry is to improve your smile by improving its natural beauty. Common problems with porcelain veneer placement include;
- Failure to address the symmetry of gum tissue—if your gum line isn’t straight, then your teeth and veneers will look uneven. Using an advanced soft-tissue diode laser, our dentists can reshape your gum line to compliment your new smile and maximize the aesthetic outcome.
- Failure to work with an experienced ceramist—no matter how well they’re placed, shoddy craftsmanship can ruin any porcelain veneer procedure. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Dr. Wright has worked closely for many years with the AACD-accredited ceramists at Excel Dental Studio in California.
- Failure to communicate with the patient—before any treatment can proceed, we find out exactly what you want out of your smile. To make sure your veneers aren’t too bright, or that we don’t place more than what’s necessary, Dr. Wright or Dr. Heron will consult with you personally about your concerns and options for treatment.
How Veneers Should Be Placed
During your first appointment, Dr. Wright or Dr. Heron will consult with you to determine your specific expectations and the exact results you desire. For more precise planning, you can bring photographs of smiles that resemble what you wish yours to look like, such as from magazine and online ads. After developing a final design for your veneers, we’ll prepare your teeth by sculpting a minimal amount of enamel from their front surfaces. A precise impression is then made of your prepared teeth, and the mold is sent to the dental lab to guide your veneers’ creation. During your next appointment, after your final veneers have arrived from the lab, Dr. Wright or Dr. Heron will expertly trim, smooth, and place the veneers to match the ideal contour of your smile.
About Your Southlake Cosmetic Dentists:
As a native Texan, Dr. Gregory Wright opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.