Dr. Samantha Leatherwood is a cosmetic in Denton, TX dentist with advanced training in many aspects of dental care. She offers an array of cosmetic dental treatments to patients needing or seeking to address aesthetic concerns.
One of the most natural-looking and lasting cosmetic treatments she provides to patients is porcelain veneers. Made of thin shells of high-quality ceramic, porcelain veneers are bonded to teeth that are stained or damaged. Chipped, cracked, fractured, discolored, or slightly crooked teeth can be treated with veneers. Dental veneers can also be placed to close gaps between the teeth and provide a more symmetrical smile.
Porcelain Veneers in Denton, TX
To begin treatment, Dr. Leatherwood will remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth or teeth receiving the veneers. Preparing the teeth in this way creates a proper bonding surface for the veneers. Then, Dr. Leatherwood will take digital scans of your teeth that are sent to a dental lab. At the lab, technicians will fabricate the veneers according to Dr. Leatherwood’s specifications. Once complete, Dr. Leatherwood cleans the surface of the teeth and bonds each veneer to the affected teeth. She will check the bite and make final adjustments to ensure that the veneers feel comfortable.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Patients may have remaining questions about dental veneers and the treatment process involved:
Am I a candidate for veneers?
The best candidates for porcelain veneers must have a good amount of healthy tooth enamel, with no gum problems, TMJ, or tooth decay. Teeth clenching and grinding and TMJ disorders put a strain on veneers, while gum disease and cavities impact the look and feel of the veneers. We will address these dental issues before recommending veneer treatment.
How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers are best for patients that are committed to permanent cosmetic care. After several years, you may need to come to our office for minor repairs. But for the best results, brush and floss gently and visit at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and examination. Properly maintaining the health of your teeth and gums lengthens the lifespan of restorative and cosmetic dental care.
How many porcelain veneers will I need?
The number of veneers that you require will depend on your budget and oral health needs. Many patients may only need one veneer to cover a single discolored or misaligned tooth. However, other patients may require a full mouth of veneers. Dr. Leatherwood will help you figure out how many veneers you need for your treatment during a consultation.
Call Our Denton Office
Are you looking for a long-lasting cosmetic dental solution? Try dental veneers. Dr. Leatherwood provides treatment for patients in Corinth and Denton. Contact her office at 940.398.0181 or schedule an appointment on our website.