Porcelain Veneers

Create Your New Smile With Our Dentist in Pineville

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If you’re worried that all people will see are stained or misaligned teeth, our professional team at Locke Family Dentistry can help.

Make a good first impression by brightening your misaligned, crooked, or discolored teeth with stunning porcelain veneers from our expert cosmetic dentist in Pineville, LA, Dr. Virginia Locke. Our dental office is proud to offer this beautiful solution to cosmetic teeth problems.

Discover if porcelain veneers are the cosmetic solution you’ve been looking for by reading our guide below. We proudly serve patients in Central Louisiana, including Alexandria and Natchitoches, LA.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers, are thin, durable shells that can enhance the structure and appearance of your teeth. Veneers are customized to match your teeth’s natural shape, size, and color so they’ll seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. Our Pineville, LA cosmetic dentist recommends dental veneers to patients looking to swiftly transform their smiles.

Porcelain veneers can also support your teeth and prevent tooth decay when proper oral health care is practiced. These shells can even last up to 15 years if properly maintained.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer a host of benefits to patients, including:

  • Conceals chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth
  • Quick and minimally invasive procedure
  • Strengthens and improves teeth’s function
  • Natural look and feel
  • Stain-resistant material
  • Durable and long-lasting solution
  • Low maintenance treatment

Best of all, porcelain veneers can restore confidence in your smile!

When Are Porcelain Veneers Needed?

Dr. Locke may recommend porcelain veneers to patients with cosmetic imperfections such as:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Misaligned or misshapen teeth

Veneers are a great option for many patients who want to enhance their smile’s appearance and function. However, veneers aren’t for everyone. Dr. Locke will determine if porcelain veneers are the right treatment for you during your consultation at our dental office.

How Do Veneers Work?

The porcelain veneers process takes as few as two appointments to our Pineville dental office to create your new smile. Your journey to beautiful teeth begins with a consultation appointment, where Dr. Locke will assess your mouth for any underlying dental problems.

After addressing any oral health issues, Dr. Locke will digitally scan your teeth and send the photos to a dental lab. From there, dental professionals will use these images to create a gorgeous set of personalized porcelain veneers.

Once your custom veneers are ready, you’ll visit our Pineville office so we can place them. During this appointment, Dr. Locke will remove a small part of your enamel to create room for your restorations. This space will allow them to blend perfectly into your smile.

Then, we’ll adhere a bonding agent to your teeth. We’ll place your veneers, and after a short waiting period, you’ll walk out of our office with a stunning smile.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long do porcelain veneers last?

While veneers aren’t a permanent solution to dental problems, they can last up to 15 years with proper care. Luckily, taking care of your veneers is as easy as brushing and flossing them twice a day. We also recommend scheduling check-up appointments with Dr. Locke at our Pineville office every six months. She’ll ensure your veneers and oral health are in good condition.

Is getting porcelain veneers painful?

The minimally invasive process of placing porcelain veneers is quick and painless. Dr. Locke will use a local anesthetic to numb your teeth so you won’t feel a thing during the procedure. You may experience mild discomfort after the numbing wears off. While this will fade after a short period of time, you can use over-the-counter pain medications and cold compresses to alleviate the pain.

What if my veneer falls off or gets damaged?

If your veneer gets damaged or falls off, don’t attempt to fix or reattach them yourself. This may cause further damage and could significantly set your treatment back. Instead, place the veneer in a small plastic bag and bring it to your appointment at our Pineville office. Contact us right away at (318) 448-3804 to schedule an appointment.

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