Dental veneers can be a great option for correcting an array of cosmetic defects in teeth, providing an immediate improvement in the way your smile looks. At Dentistry In Frisco, Catherine Koo, DDS, relies on state-of-the-art veneer materials, techniques and technology to help patients throughout the Frisco, Texas, region get the beautiful smiles they’ve been hoping for, without long, drawn-out treatments. Dr. Koo also has color-corrected lights in her office for superior shade matching when it comes to cosmetic dental services.
Dental veneers are super-thin covers applied to the surfaces of teeth to correct many cosmetic issues, including:
Veneers are made of very durable porcelain material that can be tinted to match the surrounding teeth so they blend beautifully. Applied in just two visits, many people opt for veneers for fast cosmetic improvement that lasts for years.
The application of a dental veneer typically takes two office visits. During the first appointment, Dr. Koo removes a small amount of the tooth surface material to make room for the veneer so that the edges don’t extend over or above the edges of neighboring teeth. Next, she makes an impression of the teeth and selects the ideal shade so the veneer matches the teeth on either side. The impression is sent to a lab that specializes in high-quality dental restoration. In the meantime, Dr. Koo places a temporary veneer on the tooth to protect it. Once the permanent veneer is ready, Dr. Koo removes the temporary veneer and thoroughly cleans the tooth surface before applying the veneer with a very strong dental adhesive.
No, you can care for a dental veneer with routine brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups to ensure the veneer remains in good shape and well adhered to the tooth surface. You should avoid chewing on hard candy or ice to prevent chipping the veneer.
With proper care, veneers can last for 10 to 15 years or longer.
Both veneers and crowns can be used to correct cosmetic issues, but crowns are designed to surround the entire tooth while veneers cover only the front surface of the tooth. Crowns are also used to cover and protect large defects like fractured teeth and deep decay. A crown also requires removal of more tooth material to achieve a proper fit.
No, porcelain veneers are designed to resist staining, and that same stain-resistant quality also prevents tooth-whitening agents from entering the surface of the veneer. If a veneer becomes stained or discolored, it usually will need to be replaced.
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"She takes no shortcuts when it comes to making sure her patients are comfortable and as pain-free as possible."
These ladies are great. Quick and painless. Wonderful work !!
I have had very good results with Dr Koo. I think the staff does an excellent job!! I am very impressed with all my dental needs! I am glad I came to Dr Koo!!
Dr. Koo is professional and knowledgeable. Family friendly waiting room with friendly staff is an added bonus. Highly recommend.
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Everyone very friendly and very clean. Highly recommended!
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I absolutely love this place. Dr Koo and her staff are great. Dr Koo is the best dentist our family has ever had.
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