Dental Veneers

Thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of your teeth.

Dental veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile by correcting a variety of cosmetic concerns. At McKinney-Graham Dental Arts, we offer high-quality porcelain veneers to help you achieve the beautiful, natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted.

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Should I Get Dental Veneers?

Cosmetic reasons:

Veneers can address numerous cosmetic dental issues, including:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

By covering the visible front portion of your teeth, dental veneers can create a more uniform, bright, and attractive smile.

Functional reasons:

Veneers also address functional issues:

  • Repair superficial cracks or fractures
  • Restore worn down or eroded enamel
  • Fill gaps that trap food and bacteria
  • Provide a durable, stain-resistant surface
  • Protect underlying tooth structure

Types of Dental Veneers

There are several different types of dental veneers available, each with its own advantages. At our practice, we primarily use porcelain veneers due to their superior aesthetics and durability.

Porcelain Veneers

These veneers are made from thin shells of medical-grade porcelain, carefully crafted to match the color, shape, and translucency of your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining and can last for many years with proper care.

Composite Resin Veneers

An alternative to porcelain, composite resin veneers are made from a tooth-colored plastic material. While more affordable, they are not as durable or stain-resistant as porcelain.

The Dental Veneers Process

Getting dental veneers typically involves the following steps:

Step 1

Consultation and planning

Step 2

Tooth preparation to allow for veneers
(can sometimes be prepless.)

Step 3

Impressions and shade matching

Step 4

Temporary veneers
(if needed)

Step 5

Final veneer placement and bonding

The entire process usually takes 2-3 visits over the course of a few weeks. Our experienced dentists will ensure your veneers look and feel completely natural.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long do veneers last?

A: With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years or longer before needing replacement.

Q: Does getting veneers hurt?

A: No, getting veneers does not cause significant pain or discomfort. A small amount of enamel is removed, but this is a minimally invasive procedure.

Q: Are veneers permanent?

A: While not 100% permanent, veneers are considered an irreversible treatment since a small amount of enamel is removed from your natural teeth. However, they can be replaced when needed.

“I love this dental office and highly recommend them. McKinney-Graham and staff are amazing. I just finished Invisalign and I am so thrilled with my results. If you don’t have the smile you want because you don’t like your teeth, call them for consultation. You will not be disappointed!”

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- Mel T.

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