Nathan Muaina, DMD -  - Dentist

Southern Hills Dental

Nathan Muaina, DMD

Dentist located in Garland, TX

Veneers can instantly take your smile from flawed to awed, earning them the monicker “instant orthodontics.” Dr. Nathan Muaina of Southern Hills Dental in Garland, Texas, provides women, men, and children with chips, cracks, or gaps in their smile sturdy porcelain veneers that look and function like natural, healthy teeth. To learn more about veneers, call or use the online booking tool and schedule a consultation today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are made from strong, durable porcelain and can totally remake your smile. Dr. Muaina bonds these thin layerings over your natural teeth to provide you with a brighter, whiter smile. Porcelain is a superior material because its versatility enables an exact match to the shade of your natural teeth.

Veneers are an excellent option for restoring your smile when your teeth are:

  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Discolored
  • Stained
  • Missing

Veneers also provide the stability that matches the function of the deteriorated enamel: the protective outer layering of your teeth. You may have heard veneers called “instant orthodontics” because the immediate results produce a straighter, more proportionate smile.

How are my veneers made?

Dr. Muaina takes impressions of your teeth that he sends to the lab to ensure a proper fit. The dental lab creates your custom-made veneers to match the shade of your natural teeth.

He may recommend applying multiple veneers, which may produce better results for teeth with cracks, chips, or gaps.

How are my veneers placed?

For a typical case, placing your new veneers requires two office visits.

At your first appointment, Dr. Muaina takes impressions of your teeth and may file down the size of some of your teeth. Making your teeth smaller provides sufficient space, so he can properly fit the veneers over your teeth.

At your second appointment, Dr. Muaina bonds the veneers over your teeth. First, he thoroughly cleans your teeth and applies an adhesive. Next, he carefully positions and bonds the veneers onto your teeth. Finally, he cleans your mouth by removing any excess materials.

Shortly thereafter, you have a follow-up appointment where Dr. Muaina ensures you’re properly adjusting to your veneers, and you can raise any concerns about an improper fit or discomfort.

How long do veneers last?

The durable material of porcelain veneers should last up to 10 years, as long as you take excellent care of them — that means remembering to brush and floss regularly. Over time, however, as your teeth change, Dr. Muaina may need to make slight adjustments.

To find out if veneers are right for you, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Muaina.