Veneers Arlington

Conceal a Variety of Flaws with One Treatment

Color matching womans smile for veneers in Arlington

Do your teeth have several flaws that keep you from enjoying a wonderful smile? In that case, speak to Dr. Gray about a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment called veneers. With veneers, your Arlington dentist can essentially re-design your teeth so your smile is strong and beautiful. Veneers from Dr. Gray can correct a variety of dental imperfections, including:

  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Chipped and broken teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

Once Dr. Gray places the veneers on your teeth, you will have a smile that is durable enough to last for many years.

Why Choose James T. Gray, DDS for Veneers?

  • Custom-Crafted, Beautiful Veneers
  • Additional Financing Available
  • Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience

Who is a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Female dental patient having smile color matched

As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, the first step in receiving veneers is ensuring the health of your teeth and gums. You’ll need to schedule a dental exam so Dr. Gray can make sure your teeth are free of decay and that your gums are healthy and there are no signs of gum disease. A bite that is well aligned and teeth that do not show signs of grinding and clenching are two other important qualifications for having veneers.

How Are Veneers Placed?

Placing veneers on a female patients teeth

Once we know your dental and oral health are in optimal condition, we’ll take X-rays and impressions of your teeth, as well as measurements of your mouth. Dr. Gray will use these to design veneers that fit your smile perfectly. Each veneer is designed and planned for the tooth that it will be attached to.

Applying the veneers requires scheduling two appointments that are about two weeks apart. First, Dr. Gray administers local anesthesia and then gently removes a slim layer of enamel from the front of your smile. This step is irreversible, but necessary in order to ensure the best fit of your new veneers.

Then, we take a digital scan of the prepped teeth. Our lab uses this digital impression to design and fabricate the ceramic restoration. We will make provisional veneers in our office to protect the prepared teeth and allow you to see and feel what your smile will be like. These same impressions are also what our cosmetic dental lab uses to handcraft your permanent veneers. When they arrive in the office, you’ll come back to have the temporary set removed and your permanent veneers bonded into place.

How Do You Care for Veneers?

Woman checking smile in handheld mirror

You still must brush and floss daily; although you may not be able to see your natural teeth, they are there behind the veneers and still require regular oral hygiene care. Therefore, brush with fluoride toothpaste and floss in between your teeth to remove plaque from along the gum line. To keep your veneers in good shape, try to avoid using them to bite anything hard.