If you’re not confident with your smile in McAllen due to issues like stained teeth, gaps in your smile, and other such cosmetic problems, veneers at North Park Dental from Dr. Ricardo Munoz may be right for you. With a set of veneers, you can completely restore your smile in just 2 short appointments in 2-3 weeks. Learn more below, or contact us now for an appointment.
Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment, and they are commonly used to correct a wide variety of dental issues including gaps between the teeth, heavily stained teeth, misshapen and uneven teeth, chipped teeth, slightly crooked or crowded teeth, and much more.
Veneers consist of a thin shell of ceramic material, which is designed to fit over your natural enamel and cover up the front surface of your teeth. Since veneers completely replace the front surfaces of your teeth, they can treat a wide variety of cosmetic problems.
The process begins with a cosmetic consultation at North Park Dental. Dr. Ricardo Munoz will examine your mouth and determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for veneers. If you’re approved, he will schedule your first veneer treatment.
At this appointment, your teeth will be prepared for veneers. Dr. Munoz will remove a thin layer of enamel from each tooth, then take impressions and images of your teeth. This information will be sent to a lab where your veneers will be made. This will take a few weeks, so you’ll get a set of temporary resin veneers, and you’ll be sent home.
Once your veneers arrive at our office, you’ll come in for your second appointment. Dr. Munoz will check the veneers to make sure they fit perfectly. If everything looks good, he will bond each one into place permanently, restoring your smile.
No. Veneers require a layer of enamel about 0.5mm in thickness to be removed from each tooth that is receiving a veneer. This is done to make sure the veneers fit properly without adding bulk to your teeth.
However, this enamel cannot be replaced. That means that, if you were ever to remove your veneers, your teeth would be weaker and vulnerable to damage and decay. If you get veneers, you must commit to replacing veneers that break or wear out, and you’ll need to have veneers for the rest of your life.
If you have cosmetic problems with your smile but your mouth is healthy and free of major dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, you are likely a good candidate for veneers. To get more information and find out if veneers are right for you, contact North Park Dental for a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Ricardo Munoz.
"I love being able to make a positive impact on my patients’ mood and self image."
– Dr. Muñoz