Veneers – Fort Worth, TX
Say Goodbye to Chips, Stains, Gaps, and More
Is there something you don’t like about the appearance of your teeth? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Despite what the award-winning smiles of celebrities would have you believe, most people are not born with a set of perfect pearly whites. In fact, stars like Morgan Freeman, Miley Cyrus, and Tom Cruise all owe their stunning smiles to dental veneers. Thankfully, you don’t have to be rich and famous to give your smile the red carpet treatment! Give us a call today to see how veneers can help you say goodbye to chips, stains, gaps, and more.
Why Choose Dr. Karen Littlefield Neil, DDS For Veneers?
- #1 Dr. Neil Has Over 3 Decades of Experience in Dentistry
- #2 High-Quality Materials Ensure Beautiful, Durable Results
- #3 Flexible Financing Available to Make Veneers Affordable
What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are often considered the most comprehensive cosmetic dental treatment because they allow you to completely redesign the appearance of your teeth. The veneer itself is a thingshell of dental porcelain shaped to look just like the front of one of your teeth. Once bonded securely to the front of a tooth, it conceals any imperfections underneath it and instead displays a beautiful smile. Dental porcelain is well-known for its durability, resistance to stains, and incredibly natural-looking appearance. Veneers can be used to address almost any cosmetic dental flaw, including:
- Chips or cracks
- Stubborn stains
- Small gaps between teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Teeth that are misshapen or small
The Process of Getting Veneers
Transforming your smile with veneers often takes as little as two quick and easy appointments. Once we’ve ensured that veneers are a good choice for you, the first step will be to prepare your tooth or teeth for the veneers. This involves etching the front of the chosen tooth or teeth and removing a thin layer of enamel. Then, we’ll take impressions and send them to a dental lab where they’ll be used to create your veneers. Since this can take two weeks or so, we’ll cover your prepared teeth with temporary veneers so you can “test drive” your new smile. Once we receive your permanent veneers, we’ll call you back for your second appointment. The temporary shells will be removed and your final veneers will be securely bonded into place. We’ll make sure that you’re pleased with the results, and then you’ll be ready to go out and show off your brand-new smile!
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic treatments, and it’s easy to see why! They provide key benefits like:
- A comprehensive solution for numerous different types of imperfections
- Can improve one tooth or many depending on your preferences
- High-quality materials ensure the results are long-lasting and beautiful
- A relatively quick treatment time for dramatic results that can last for many years to come
Understanding the Cost of Veneers
Many people attribute veneers to a large price tag, but they are more affordable than you might realize. They can even be the most cost-effective option for some patients. The cost of veneers in Fort Worth varies because everyone's mouth and situation are unique. Don't worry, we strive to keep a confident, beautiful smile within everyone's budget.
Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?
Cosmetic dentistry is affordable for people from all walks of life because there are multiple methods to address common concerns, like chips or gaps. Each procedure has pros and cons, including different costs and lifespans. Your cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth will examine your mouth and review all your options to find the method to meet your needs and preferences, like:
- Braces: Braces or clear aligners can fix bite and alignment issues, which may be covered under some dental plans. The average treatment can last for 12 to 24 months, which can be a big commitment to resolve minor concerns.
- Teeth Whitening: Professional whitening systems can get teeth up to 8 shades brighter. When used on surface stains, results can last for several months to a few years, depending on your aftercare routine.
- Direct Bonding: A composite resin is shaded to match the color of enamel to blend in when fixing minor aesthetic damage, like chips or cracks. It offers a lot of bang for your buck if you only need a small repair.
- Veneers: When applied to the teeth visible when smiling, veneers can hide multiple flaws at once, like stains, chips, or gaps. You won't need several procedures to enjoy long-term results in as few as 2 appointments. Your smile can stay bright and beautiful for 10 years or more with the right maintenance, like brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups.
Your cosmetic dentist will create an individualized plan and provide an estimate. You will know exactly what you’ll need to pay before agreeing to anything.
How to Make Veneers Affordable
A member of our team will review your payment options for veneers in Fort Worth to revamp your smile without costing you an arm or leg, which includes:
- Traditional Payments: We accept all traditional payment methods, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
- Dental Insurance: It's rare for dental insurance to pay for veneers, but there are some exceptions, such as if needing replacements. You may be able to use your coverage for certain steps in your plan, like a cleaning or gum disease treatment. We will help you maximize any applicable benefits to offset the cost.
- Special Offers: Our office provides regular promotions. Ask us about any current specials.
- Third-Party Financing: Based on your credit approval, you can pay for your veneers using monthly installments through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.
If you’re ready to turn the smile of your dreams into reality, or you have questions about your payment options, contact our office today.
Veneers are a great way for you to transform numerous aspects of your teeth all at once, but they are quite an investment. You may still have some unanswered questions about the procedure. Here are the answers to some of the most common queries we receive about veneers in Fort Worth. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry! Give us a call and we’d be more than happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation where you can learn more.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Veneers aren’t technically a permanent cosmetic treatment because they will eventually need to be replaced. However, they are considered to be irreversible. This is because a small amount of enamel needs to be removed from the teeth to ensure that the veneers fit properly. Removed enamel doesn’t grow back, so teeth that have been prepared in this way must always be covered with either crowns or veneers.
Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?
Veneers that are made from porcelain are stain-resistant because porcelain is a nonporous material. This means that the dark-colored foods and beverages have a hard time slipping beneath the surface. Ultimately, you should be able to drink your morning cup of coffee without worrying too much about staining your restorations. However, veneers are not stain-proof. Excessive consumption of coffee and other dark colored foods and beverages can still have a negative impact if you aren’t careful. Moderation is key!
Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?
Some people have trouble pronouncing certain words when they first get veneers, resulting in a temporary lisp. This is partially due to muscle memory, as the tongue is not used to accounting for the presence of veneers in your mouth while you speak. Fortunately, your tongue will eventually adjust on its own. Practicing the pronunciation of trouble words can also help to speed along this adjustment period.
How Many Veneers Will I Need?
The goal of veneers is for all of your visible teeth to match, so you’ll receive an appropriate number of veneers to accomplish that goal. Some people opt for one veneer to cover a single pesky tooth while others get anywhere from 6 to 12 for a more complete smile makeover. During your initial consultation with us, we will determine what number is best to achieve the goals you have for your smile.