Veneers & Lumineers – Arlington, TX

Making Your Dream Smile a Reality In Just Two Visits

Do you ever feel unhappy whenever you see your smile in the mirror? If there are various things you wish you could fix, such as chipped, crooked, stained, or misshapen teeth, then you might consider investing in veneers. Our team at Sonria Dentista of Arlington can customize these porcelain shells to seamlessly transform the shape, size, and color of your pearly whites. We even offer Lumineers for a much quicker procedure depending on your specific situation. Keep reading to learn more about these cosmetic services or give us a call today to schedule your consultation!

Why Choose Sonria Dentista of Arlington for Veneers & Lumineers?

  • Completely Personalized Treatment Plans
  • Flexible Financing for Affordable Procedures
  • Convenient Weekend Hours of Operation

What Are Dental Veneers?

a 3 D illustration of a veneer being placed

Veneers are super-thin porcelain layers that are designed to cover the front teeth that are flawed or mildly damaged. In this way, you’ll be able to conceal minor chips, cracks, stains, or gaps effortlessly. Not only do they offer a comprehensive solution for enhancing the appearance of your teeth, but they can also last 15 years or more with proper care and routine dental checkups. We also offer Lumineers that function the same way as veneers, except they won’t involve any tooth preparation.

The Process of Getting Veneers

a patient smiling while undergoing the veneer process

The first part of your procedure is to undergo an initial consultation where we’ll discuss your current oral situation, understand your goals and concerns, and determine if you’re eligible for veneers. If you are, we can begin preparing your affected teeth by removing a small portion of the enamel from the front side. This will allow the veneers to have space so the results won’t appear bulky. We’ll take impressions and send them to a trusted dental lab for fabrication. We’ll place temporary veneers while you wait. Once your permanent ones are ready, you’ll return to our office to have them placed with special cement. After we’ve verified that the results are correct, you can enjoy your brand-new smile!

If your dental flaws aren’t very noticeable but you wish to enhance your pearly whites, we can provide Lumineers instead. For this process, we won’t have to remove any enamel. Instead, we’ll simply take impressions of your teeth and send them for fabrication. When they’re ready, you’ll come back to have your Lumineers placed over your teeth as-is.

The Benefits of Veneers

a patient smiling after receiving his veneers

With these two cosmetic procedures, you can be sure to appreciate a wide range of benefits, such as:

  • Completely personalized results to match your unique smile
  • Natural-feeling and lifelike appearance
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Durable and long-lasting dental materials
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem

Veneers FAQs

The team at Sonria Dentista is eager to help patients achieve more beautiful smiles. While you may be interested in enhancing your smile and your confidence with porcelain veneers, it’s understandable that you might have a few questions that you would like answered first. Here are a few frequently asked questions as well as their answers, but please don’t be afraid to contact us if you have anything else you’d like to ask.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers eventually need to be replaced, meaning that they are not permanent. However, since the teeth receiving veneers must have a small amount of enamel removed so they can fit properly, they are considered irreversible. Enamel does not grow back, so teeth that wear veneers will have to wear them for the rest of their lives.

What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?

Since only a tiny amount of enamel is removed and the veneers are customized to fit perfectly with the rest of your smile, they are completely harmless to your teeth. The cement used to bond veneers to the enamel is also perfectly safe for use in the human mouth. The veneer will serve as protection for the tooth, so the procedure does not make the patient more likely to develop cavities. However, you will still need to brush and floss regularly to prevent tooth decay from developing in the tooth wearing a veneer. You can also help prevent this by limiting your sugar intake and seeing your dentist for regular exams and cleanings.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

Since veneers reshape your teeth, they can also alter the way air flows around them during speech. This can give a patient receiving veneers a temporary lisp as their tongue learns to maneuver around them. This can make it more difficult to pronounce sounds like “s” and “v,” but the tongue will adapt as it gets more practice. Eventually, the lisp will go away on its own. In some cases, Dr. Namineni can adjust the shape of a patient’s veneers to make it easier for them to speak clearly. Another way to get rid of the problem faster is to read a favorite book out loud while stopping to repeat any troublesome words until you get a handle on them.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

Veneers are designed to make all of your visible teeth match, so you’ll need a number of veneers that is appropriate to accomplish that goal. While some people may only need six or eight veneers to achieve a symmetrical and beautiful smile, others may need to get as many as ten or twelve. In some cases, a patient may need only a single veneer to restore the appearance of a cracked or broken tooth.

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Many patients happily report that their veneers feel completely natural inside their mouths and that they don’t even notice them when they are eating or speaking. This is because veneers are painstakingly crafted to perfectly fit with your teeth based on detailed impressions taken after they have had a small amount of enamel removed. The removal of this enamel allows the veneers to fit comfortably, and veneers are made from high-quality materials that are quite smooth and will not irritate the soft tissues in the mouth.