Melanie L. Throne, DDS, PA -  - General Family Dentist

Melanie L. Throne, DDS, PA

General Family Dentist located in Fort Worth, Texas

Are you unhappy with your smile? Teeth that are discolored, chipped, or crooked can be frustrating and embarrassing. If your teeth are harming your self-confidence, it’s time to learn more about dental veneers. At her private practice in Fort Worth, Texas, Melanie L. Throne, DDS, PA, transforms smiles with veneers. Veneers are a permanent cosmetic treatment for more perfect teeth. Make an appointment by phone or online to learn more today.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain or resin bonded to the front of your teeth to transform the look of your smile. Veneers are a permanent solution for a variety of cosmetic imperfections. They can change the size, shape, length, and color of your teeth. 

You can get veneers on all of your front teeth, or just one. If you’re embarrassed by your smile, veneers may be a good option for you. All veneers are custom-developed for your mouth, helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with a beautiful, natural-looking smile. 

Caring for veneers is easy because they generally don’t require special care. Just continue brushing and flossing like you normally would. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, but it’s a good idea to avoid staining foods and beverages like red wine. 

What cosmetic imperfections can veneers correct?

Dr. Throne is dedicated to giving patients their most beautiful smiles. When you visit her office, she works with you to determine if veneers are a good option for you. 

She develops a personalized treatment plan based on your goals and often recommends veneers if your teeth are:

  • Gapped
  • Irregularly shaped
  • Misaligned
  • Chipped or broken
  • Worn down
  • Short or gummy
  • Discolored 

What is the process of getting veneers?

If dental veneers are right for you, the process takes 2-3 office visits. Dr. Throne examines your teeth and takes impressions or digital X-rays. These impressions are used to develop your custom veneers.

She prepares your teeth for veneers by removing a tiny amount of enamel from the front of the teeth. This ensures that the veneers sit flush on the surface of your teeth. 

Once your veneers have been created, Dr. Throne places them on your teeth with permanent cement. She trims each veneer to achieve your desired look and she makes sure your bite isn’t affected. 

How long do veneers last?

Dental veneers are a long-term cosmetic solution for your smile. Before you get veneers, it’s important to understand the procedure and what to expect. Your teeth are filed down for veneers, so the procedure is irreversible. 

With proper care, veneers can last 7-15 years. Your oral health habits affect the longevity of your veneers. You’ll eventually need to have your veneers replaced, but the procedure is the same as the original application. 

You don’t have to live with a smile you want to hide. With the help of dental veneers from Dr. Throne, you can transform your smile and boost your confidence. Call the office or request a consultation online today.