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Frequently Asked Questions: Veneers

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Transform Your Smile

Is your smile badly in need of a makeover? Sadly, you can’t apply makeup to your teeth like you can with your face or change their style the way you can change your hair with a haircut. It seems like your smile is largely stuck the way it is as far as you’re concerned. If it were just up to you this may be the case, but at Rush Creek Dentistry’s office in Arlington, Texas, the dentist can give your smile a makeover.

One of the most popular ways our dentists can put a new face on your smile is with the use of porcelain veneers. If your smile has any of the following flaws, it is possible that veneers could be the right solution for you:

  • Teeth that are chipped
  • Teeth that are discolored
  • Teeth that have ridges or uneven surfaces
  • Uneven, over-crowded teeth
  • Minor gaps between teeth
  • Teeth with an unusual shape
  • Teeth that have been worn down

Dental veneers work in a unique way to cover many of these imperfections at once. While all these problems may call for separate treatments like braces for crowded teeth and gaps between teeth or whitening for discolored teeth, veneers make it possible to address all these problems with just one treatment.

Depending on the type of veneers that you choose and the state your teeth are in, the dentist may need to do some preparation on your teeth. This will involve removing a very thin layer of outer enamel so that the veneers will not cause bulk. The veneers are then crafted to match your teeth in such a way that they will change the shape of your smile to make it look the way you want. Once the porcelain veneers have been permanently placed on your teeth, you should have a practically flawless smile.

When your smile needs quite a bit of work, you might want to ask us about dental veneers at your next appointment. The dentist can help you achieve a smile you’ll love right here at our office in Arlington, Texas.

Straighter Smile

If your smile is unattractive because your teeth are not straight or they have gaps between them, you have probably considered getting braces more than once. The cost of getting braces in Arlington, especially the more cosmetically appealing alternatives may make a straight smile seem beyond your reach. You may have decided against braces because of the amount of time they take to make your smile straight. 

There is another option that could help you straighten your smile in Arlington if braces are not for you. When you have gaps in your smile or minor overcrowding, especially among your front teeth, dental veneers or Lumineers could be the perfect alternative to traditional braces. If you ask your dentist about veneers, you may find that your smile could be improved in many other ways as well. 

Dental veneers are made of strong porcelain that can be placed over the front of your teeth. The porcelain will be shaped to fit each of your teeth in such a way that they will look nearly flawless. Veneers can help crooked teeth appear straight and are ideal for covering minor gaps between teeth. If your teeth have other flaws, such as discoloration, chipping, or bumps, or if they are simply worn down, veneers can be a great way to achieve a more attractive smile quickly. 

Dental veneers can be a permanent improvement to your smile. Beyond simply straightening your teeth, they can also conceal many of these other flaws to keep your smile practically flawless for many years. Why spend your money fixing one dental flaw when a single investment can address all of your cosmetic dental concerns at once? 

When you are ready to invest in improving your smile by making it appear straighter, you might want to consider dental veneers, especially if your smile has a few other flaws that you would like to cover as well. Dental veneers or Lumineers can give your smile a new face that you and others will find much more appealing. Ask your dentist in Arlington about veneers today to find out more about how this solution could work for you. 


When it comes to dramatically improving a smile in a short amount of time—usually just two dental appointments—nothing beats the beauty of porcelain veneers. And the way veneers work is quite straightforward.

The first step is prepping the tooth for the veneers to be placed. The front of your tooth will be trimmed to make room for the veneers. The amount of tooth trimmed is generally equal to the thickness (or thinness!) of the veneers themselves to preserve the overall thickness of the tooth.Girl examining the color on a new veneer

Next, you and your dentist will pick out the shade of veneers that best fits with your ultimate smile goal.

An impression will be made of the prepared teeth. This copy of your teeth will be used to fabricate custom-fitted veneers.

When the veneers have been fabricated, your dentist will fit them onto your prepared teeth. Ultimately they will be bonded into place, giving you a vastly improved smile. There might be a bit of clean-up for your dentist to take care, such as removing extra cement. This will be cured and flossed away.

As a final step, your dentist will check your bite to ensure it hasn’t been altered by the veneers.

If you have more questions about porcelain veneers, be sure to ask your Arlington, TX dentist Rush Creek Dentistry.

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