Porcelain Veneers

A Complete Smile Makeover Made Easy

When you visit the dental office of Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan in Allen, Texas, you’ll discover a truly unique practice where both of these talented dentists bring something special to the table. This husband-and-wife team is capable of producing beautiful cosmetic dental results, and one procedure that is commonly used to create complete smile makeovers is the placement of porcelain veneers. Whether you want to change a handful of things about your smile or you have extreme dental imperfections to overcome, porcelain veneers are an excellent solution.

Porcelain veneers are crafted specifically for you and bonded to the front of your teeth to change the shape and shade of your smile. These tooth-shaped shells look very natural, which is a plus; it wouldn’t do much for your smile’s appearance if this cosmetic dentistry appliance looked fake. Porcelain is a great choice of material for cosmetic dentistry because it looks so much like your real tooth enamel. We will shape your porcelain veneers to make sure that they meld with your overall appearance and work well with the rest of your smile, and while they will look whiter than your current teeth, you won’t have to worry about blindingly white veneers. We can customize the shade to your liking.

  • Chips and cracks
  • Stubborn stains
  • Minor gaps
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Generally misshapen teeth

The process of making over a smile with porcelain veneers usually takes about two appointments at our Allen, TX dental office. During the first appointment, we’ll prepare the teeth, take impressions, and provide you with temporary veneers to protect prepared teeth. Preparation involves removing a very thin layer of enamel; this makes room for the veneers. We send the information to a dental lab, and there, your porcelain veneers are crafted. We rely on top quality, U.S.-based dental labs for all of our restorations. When we’ve received your veneers, we’ll have you come into our office, and we’ll bond them in place. Before finalizing the procedure, we check with you to be sure that the veneers are to your specifications and make any adjustments needed to bring about complete satisfaction.

Some of the benefits that porcelain veneers offer include:

  • Veneers can correct multiple problems that your smile may have with just one procedure.
  • Each veneer is shaded to perfectly match the rest of your natural teeth.
  • You can enjoy coffee and tea to your heart’s content because veneers are highly resistant to stains.
  • Compared to dental crowns, veneers are less invasive and more conservative since less enamel has to be removed.
  • Veneers can last 10 to 15 years or even longer if you take good care of them.

Luckily, maintaining your veneers is fairly easy. Simply brush and floss your veneered teeth as you would your natural teeth. In addition, you’ll want to visit our office for a checkup every six months to make sure your veneers and underlying teeth are still in great shape. It’s also a good idea to avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages, hold bags, etc. Lastly, you should protect your veneers and the rest of your teeth by wearing a mouthguard during sports and a nightguard if you grind your teeth while sleeping.

Contact Ryan Dental Group in Allen, Texas to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael or Dr. Laura Ryan. We’ve successfully provided smile makeovers that include porcelain veneers for Plano, Parker, Lucas, McKinney, Fairview, and beyond, making it easy for our patients to treat themselves to greater confidence. You deserve to feel good about your smile!