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Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers – Tyler, TX

Smile Like the Stars

Have you found yourself wishing for a movie-star smile? Many people mistakenly believe that beautiful, well-aligned rows of teeth are impossible to get, but it's simply not true! Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury helps patients transform their lackluster appearances with porcelain veneers and Lumineers in Tyler, TX. To learn more about these services or to make an appointment, please contact us today.

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Why Choose Stansbury Dental for Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers?

What are Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers?

Man's smile compared with porcelain veneers color chart

Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are thin shells made to conceal teeth which have been chipped, cracked, stained, or which were never properly formed. These stain-resistant restorations are made out of materials that are stronger than actual enamel and reflect light just as natural pearly whites do. After help from Dr. Stansbury and our Tyler cosmetic dentistry team, the people you meet will have no idea that you weren't born with your brilliant beam.

Porcelain veneers are custom-created to be permanently placed over individual teeth. Lumineers are another form of treatment and can be placed without alteration to the existing tooth structure. After a comprehensive examination at our Tyler dental office, Dr. Stansbury can show you a diagnostic wax-up of what your smile should look after treatment. This allows you to tailor your image to what you have imagined. Our cosmetic imaging is a helpful asset during this stage of planning, and our patients appreciate the opportunity to preview their smile.

Porcelain Veneers Procedure

Animation of porcelain veneer placement

We'll take careful records of the size and shape of your teeth and send these notes to the Lumineers company or to the licensed ceramist who will make your restorations. After we receive your order, you'll return to our Tyler dental office to have them placed. Dr. Stansbury can carefully shade a dental composite to match and use it to permanently attach the porcelain veneers or Lumineers to the front of your teeth. When you leave the dental office, you'll have a radiant new look!

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about this procedure. Dr. Stansbury sees patients from Tyler, Kilgore, Flint, Mineola, Lindale, and nearby east Texas communities. If this will be your first visit to Stansbury Dental, we ask that you please take a moment to read over the helpful information listed on our new patient page. We're ready to help you transform your image with our cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you're slightly anxious about going to the dentist, learn about our sedation options to ease your nerves.

Veneers & Lumineers FAQs

a woman in Tyler smiling after getting veneers/Lumineers

If you’re interested in completely transforming your pearly whites, then you might consider getting veneers for a more comprehensive solution. Our team also offers Lumineers, meaning you can potentially achieve your dream smile in a much quicker and simpler method. Still, it’s normal to want to know as much as possible about these procedures before stepping into your appointment. That’s why we’ve compiled a few of our most commonly asked questions about veneers and Lumineers in Tyler. Feel free to give us a call if you wish to learn more or want to schedule your consultation!

Is It Painful to Get Veneers or Lumineers?

You shouldn’t feel any discomfort when getting veneers or Lumineers. Firstly, our team will always numb your mouth with a local anesthetic so that you’re entirely pain-free. For your veneers, we’ll need to shave down a small amount of enamel to make room for them. Though you won’t feel much during your procedure, it’s natural to feel mild soreness for a few days afterward. This can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should be short-lived. On the other hand, Lumineers won’t require tooth preparations, so you won’t have to worry about any amount of discomfort during the process.

Are Veneers or Lumineers Permanent?

While these restorations are designed to last well over a decade with proper care, you’ll eventually have to get them replaced. For this reason, they aren’t technically deemed a permanent cosmetic treatment. That said, if you get veneers, the process of removing some of your tooth enamel is irreversible, as this will not grow back on its own. Once your teeth have been shaved down, they’ll need to be covered with a veneer or dental crown going forward.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers or Lumineers?

Veneers and Lumineers offer an incredibly lifelike and durable solution for upgrading the appearance of your pearly whites. Still, it’s best if you avoid chomping down on tougher foods, such as certain fruits, raw veggies, and hard candy. In addition to sticky and dark-colored foods, these kinds of meals can damage or ruin your results, causing them to not last as long. To ensure a better lifespan, make sure to stick to softer foods and avoid substances that can weaken the bonding between your teeth and your veneers/Lumineers, such as alcohol.

Do Veneers or Lumineers Give You a Lisp?

When first receiving your veneers or Lumineers, you might find it somewhat challenging to pronounce some words or sounds. Due to muscle memory and the slight difference in your smile from your porcelain shells, your tongue may not feel accustomed to your results, which can cause a mild lisp. Fortunately, this should be temporary, as you’ll simply need to practice and get used to your new veneers/Lumineers.

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