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Getting Veneers: How Are They Installed?

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Are you looking to transform your smile and achieve a perfect set of teeth? Dental veneers may be the solution for which you’ve been searching.

At Erickson Dental, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry and are here to guide you through the veneers process.

So, how are dental veneers installed?

Consultation and evaluation

The journey to a stunning smile with veneers begins with a consultation at Erickson Dental Practice.

Discuss your goals

During this initial appointment, one of our experienced dentists will discuss your goals. This is a crucial step, as it helps determine whether veneers are the right option for you.

Perform an oral health assessment

We’ll examine your teeth, discuss any underlying issues, and take X-rays if necessary. This is essential to ensure your teeth and gums are in good condition before proceeding. If there are any concerns, our team will address them before moving forward.

For instance, if you have untreated gum disease, extensive decay, or weakened tooth structure, you may not be an ideal candidate for veneers. 

Additionally, individuals who grind their teeth excessively or have a history of bruxism may need to address these issues before considering veneers, as the added pressure on veneered teeth can lead to complications.

Talk about your expectations

Lastly, unrealistic expectations or a lack of commitment to proper dental care and maintenance could also disqualify someone from veneer candidacy, as these restorations require ongoing care and attention to ensure their longevity and esthetics.

Designing your dream smile

We’ll move on to the design phase once you’ve been deemed a suitable candidate for veneers. 

This is where the magic begins as we work together to create your dream smile. You can share your preferences regarding your veneers’ shape, size, and shade. Our skilled dentists will also take impressions of your teeth to ensure a precise fit.

At our practice, we use cutting-edge technology and materials to craft veneers that look natural and enhance your overall appearance. We take pride in our attention to detail, as this ensures that your veneers blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.

Preparing your teeth

Before we install your veneers, our dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front surface of your teeth. This process is necessary to create space for the veneers and ensure they don’t appear bulky. 

Don’t worry; this is a painless procedure, and we use local anesthesia to keep you comfortable.

After we remove the enamel, we’ll take precise impressions of your teeth. These impressions will serve as the basis for crafting your custom veneers at our dental laboratory.

Temporary veneers and final installation

While we have the lab craft your permanent veneers, we’ll fit you with temporary veneers to protect your teeth. These temporaries will give you a glimpse of what your final smile will look like and also help you adjust to the feel of veneers.

Once your permanent veneers are ready, you’ll return to our practice for the final installation. 

Our team will ensure each veneer fits perfectly and matches your desired aesthetics. We use a strong adhesive to bond the veneers to your teeth, creating a long-lasting, beautiful smile.

The final result

How are veneers installed? The answer lies in the meticulous process carried out at Erickson Dental. 

From the initial consultation to the final installation, our dedicated team is committed to providing you with a stunning smile that boosts your confidence and transforms your life.

With veneers, you can achieve the smile of which you’ve always dreamed. 

Contact Erickson Dental today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a brighter, more beautiful future. Your journey to a perfect smile begins here, with us.

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Thank you to our past, current, and future Irving, TX, residents. But we’d also like to note that we serve the nearby communities of Grand Prairie, Euless, Farmers Branch, University Park, Dallas, Highland Park, and Coppell. 

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