For many patients, perfect smiles are not born – they are created. At Dr. Lutke’s Plano dental practice, we create beautiful, bright, smiles with cosmetic dental veneers. Whether you are concerned about having discolored, cracked, or mildly overcrowded teeth, veneers provide a comprehensive solution and allow patients to see results in a few as two appointments.
Porcelain Veneers and Prepless Veneers in Plano
While there are many different cosmetic procedures to choose from to enhance your smile, dental veneers can be divided into two categories: porcelain prosthetics and prepless veneers that require no alteration of existing tooth structure. Dr. Lutke offers both methods to provide patients with the smiles they’ve always wanted. If you’re considering veneers, Dr. Lutke can help you select the best treatment for your needs.
Porcelain Veneers – This method is the most popular and widely used variety, as porcelain veneers can correct a wide range of cosmetic dental problems. Porcelain veneers are prosthetic overlays made entirely of tooth-colored material and are bonded on top of teeth. As veneers add thickness to teeth, natural dental enamel is first buffed down slightly, so that final treatment looks flawless and natural. This preparation process also allows veneers to do more for you smile, such as make teeth appear straighter, in addition to whiter and damage-free.
No-Prep Veneers – Prepless veneers are ideal for patients with minor damage to teeth, like small cracks and chipped dental enamel, as they are thinner than the standard porcelain variety. However, many patients are interested in minimal treatment, which makes no-prep veneers their preferred procedure. Dr. Lutke bonds no-prep veneers to natural teeth without etching or buffing dental enamel.
Patients who are interested in veneers first come to our office to complete a cosmetic workup sheet and tell our dentist exactly what they’re looking for. Dr. Lutke meets with each patient to take pictures of their current smile, determine which teeth need treatment, and complete an initial exam and digital scan. With this information, Dr. Lutke can sit with patients to decide on the shade, shape, and color of their veneers. With our personalized approach to veneer treatment, we work out all details of your treatment plan ahead of time and can adjust any details according to patient preference.
Our Commitment to Best Results with Dental Veneers
In treating front teeth in your smile , Dr. Lutke can create veneers from life-like e.max® or feldspathic porcelain – materials that are prized in dentistry for their durability and life-like luminosity. When you visit our Plano cosmetic dental office for veneers, you can expect complexly metal-free and natural-looking prosthetics.
Before recommending a material for veneers, Dr. Lutke goes over all options with patients one-on-one to best meet what they’re looking for. Patients get to pick what they’d like to see most for shade, translucency, and final appearance. Our patients get a real say in what they want, for a truly customized, individualized experience.
Learn More about Dental Veneers – Contact our Cosmetic Dental Office
We welcome you to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Lutke to learn more about what dental veneers can do to meet your aesthetic goals.