Porcelain Veneers Overview
A quick way to transform your smile and hide basic surface flaws, like chipped, crooked, or stained teeth, is to get porcelain veneers at Luminous Dental Studio. Dental veneers are thin shells made out of porcelain that can be bonded to the front of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Offering customized and minimal-prep veneers, our general dentists, Dr. Nam Kim and Dr. Minho Chang, can enhance the color, size, shape, or length of your teeth. We provide veneers with superior quality, like the e.Max or zirconia veneers.
Little imperfections in your teeth, like tiny chips, cracks, gaps, and discoloration, may need a longer-lasting solution than a fix with a resin material. Our minimal prep veneers are lifelike and will match your natural tooth color. Not sure how veneers would make your smile look? We offer Smile Design, a computerized simulation software by Planmeca, to help you visualize your new smile. Schedule an appointment at our Frisco, TX office to learn more about porcelain veneers and decide if they are right for your needs.
"What a great experience! A clean&modern style dental studio and amazing staff! Dr.Kim and Dr.Chang are very professional, and they know how to treat their patients! ????????"- J.J. / Google / Mar 20, 2019
"I have dental anxiety when visiting to the dental office anywhere. Dr. Chang and Jill really understand my situation. I have planned not to visit anymore to any dental offices because they don't understand me. I finally found Luminous Dental Studio for their caring and understanding for who am I."- A.D. / Google / Sep 24, 2019
"When I had my first appointment with Dr. Kim at Luminous Dental Studio, I was instantly reassured that I picked the right dentist to work with my family. He was kind and listened to my concerns about my dental anxieties. With his gentle chairside manner, Dr. Kim was easy to talk. I had some extensive work done that most dentist would rush me through, but when things didn’t go as planned... Dr. Kim kept working through it while making sure I was comfortable. Their state-of-the-art technology is really great too. The intraoral camera displayed my dental concerns front and center in the treatment room on a big screen. It was a great dental experience even though they are never easy for me. Thanks Dr. Kim. Oh, and he made sure to check up on me after my lengthy appointment to make sure I was ok... that’s awesome."- S.C. / Google / Aug 23, 2019
"I am normally terrified to go to the dentist and came here for the great reviews and new technology. I had the best experience I have ever had at a dentist. I felt very comfortable and even with my nerves regarding the dental work, I felt like I was being cared for with patience and kindness from my dentist. I’m very optimistic for future visits(this is a first for me)! Dr. Kim listened to my concerns, questions, and statements regarding my dental anxiety and took them into account my entire appointment. This made me feel more comfortable and helped me to get through the appointment with more ease than I have ever had."- E.F. / Google / Jul 14, 2019
"I am normally terrified to go to the dentist and came here for the great reviews and new technology. I had the best experience I have ever had at a dentist. I felt very comfortable and even with my nerves regarding the dental work, I felt like I was being cared for with patience and kindness from my dentist. I’m very optimistic for future visits(this is a first for me)! Dr. Kim listened to my concerns, questions, and statements regarding my dental anxiety and took them into account my entire appointment. This made me feel more comfortable and helped me to get through the appointment with more ease than I have ever had."- E.F. / Google / Jul 06, 2019
Best Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
During your consultation, Dr. Kim or Dr. Chang will listen to your goals and expectations to make recommendations for your treatment. One of our experienced dentists will assess your overall oral health to determine if porcelain veneers are the right type of treatment, which you would benefit the most from in the long run. If you show the signs of gum disease, habitually clench your jaw, or grind your teeth while you sleep (called bruxism), then you are not likely to an appropriate candidate for this type of cosmetic dentistry. You may want porcelain veneers for your teeth because of the following:
- Surface flaws, like chips, cracks, or stains
- Small, dark spots or discoloration in highly visible areas
- Teeth that are not shaped correctly, uneven in length, or worn down
- Old fillings that need to be replaced
At Luminous Dental Studio, your veneers will be custom made to fit comfortably over your imperfections without the need for more intensive dentistry or restorations.
What To Expect with Porcelain Veneers
We will take a precise 3D digital impression of your teeth with our PlanScan® intraoral scanner by Planmeca. Your veneers may be made in our office while you wait, or the impressions can be sent to a dental laboratory where your custom veneers will be crafted out of high-quality porcelain material. If sent out, you will come back for a second visit to have the veneers applied.
To attach the veneer, a small amount of enamel must be removed from the front of your teeth. This both creates space for the veneers and improves the bond for a more natural result that lasts a long time. Once your veneers are bonded, Dr. Kim or Dr. Chang may make minor adjustments so your veneers fit comfortably. Some patients may need to have their gums reshaped with our Gemini™ diode laser for the best results.
Porcelain Veneers Follow-up
Veneers typically do not require anesthesia. You should be able to resume your daily activities after your appointment. There may be some sensitivity to hot and cold food for a few days, but this should subside naturally. Your veneers should be cleaned just like your natural teeth with brushing and flossing. While porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains compared to your enamel, you should still avoid staining foods and drinks to keep your smile bright. To avoid damaging your veneers, you should not chew on hard objects, such as ice or hard candies. Continue to schedule dental exams and cleanings at Luminous Dental Studio so we can monitor the condition of your veneers and your overall oral health. Our dental team will let you know if your veneers need to be repaired or replaced.
Get the smile of your dreams
Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful smile with custom porcelain veneers at Luminous Dental Studio in Frisco, TX. With an array of treatment options to transform the appearance of your smile, Dr. Kim or Dr. Chang will skillfully enhance the aesthetics of your teeth with veneers. To learn more, schedule a consultation.