How Porcelain Veneers Can Make You Smile

The beauty of cosmetic dentistry is that, no matter what’s affecting your smile’s appearance, there’s most likely a minimally-invasive cosmetic option to fix it. For instance, porcelain veneers can often be placed on one or more teeth to completely revamp their appearance without altering an excessive amount of tooth structure. If your issues are minor, we can also provide slimmer, quicker Lumineers, which require even less tooth preparation, or none at all.

What Do Veneers Fix?

Are your teeth stained, but teeth-whitening won’t brighten them? Do you have more than one tooth that needs improvement, but don’t want to place dental crowns on all of them? One of the main reasons why porcelain veneers are so popular is because they can improve more than one tooth at a time, with a variety of different cosmetic dentistry issues, including;
  • Chipped tooth edges
  • Discolored teeth (meaning stains that originate underneath the tooth’s surface)
  • Slightly crooked teeth, assuming they don’t need orthodontic treatment
  • Misshapen or “short” teeth

Quicker, Less-Invasive Lumineers

Veneers are thin, hand-crafted porcelain shells, no bigger than half a millimeter, and placing them requires slightly sculpting a minimal amount of tooth enamel. While the procedure is quick, the preparation to your teeth is permanent, and cannot be reversed. For patients with minor cosmetic issues, and who prefer a treatment that isn’t permanent, we also offer custom porcelain Lumineers, a thinner alternative to traditional veneers. Made from the same lifelike ceramic material, Lumineers offer nearly instance cosmetic improvement with little or no tooth sculpting needed.


Dr. Quinn Smith is a well-respected and highly experienced general, restorative, and family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX. He takes a patient-first approach that starts from the moment patients enter our Pecan Tree Dental office, and he offers a three-year guarantee on all dental work that he performs. Whether you and your family are new or returning patients, you can schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us at (972) 262-5111.