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For people who are unhappy with the aesthetics of their smile, porcelain veneers are a great way to improve the look of teeth without being too intrusive.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, thin shells that are placed on the front surface of natural teeth. They can be used to repair teeth that are crooked, chipped, worn, stained or misshapen, as well as close unwanted gaps between teeth. Porcelain veneers are also resistant to stains and have light reflecting properties that give them the appearance of natural teeth.
The process of getting porcelain veneers generally takes three appointments over the course of one month. First is the initial consultation in which the patient explains to the dentist the results they are hoping to achieve and their teeth are examined to determine if veneers are the best course of action. Dental radiographs may also be done at this time.
At the next appointment impressions will be made of the patient’s teeth. A small amount of enamel will be removed from the surface before the mold is placed, about the thickness of the veneer that will replace it, and temporary veneers will be made for the patient. The mold will then be sent to the lab for the veneers to be custom-made from it. Custom tooth shapes and colors for the veneers will be selected to achieve the patient’s desired look and level of whiteness. It’s important to note that the color of porcelain veneers cannot be changed once they are placed, so whitening may need to be done on surrounding teeth prior to the procedure.
During the final visit the porcelain veneers are placed into the patient’s mouth. The dentist will first clean and etch the teeth to help create a durable bond. Cement is then applied to the veneer, and the veneer is placed on the tooth. After the best positioning is achieved a special light beam is used to cure the cement and set the bond. The dentist will then evaluate the patient’s bite and make any necessary adjustments.
People considering porcelain veneers should keep in mind that the process is not reversible, and they will likely need to be replaced after about 10 years. Patients with gum disease or teeth grinding habits may not be good candidates for veneers. For those who are, porcelain veneers are a great way to see a drastic improvement in the look of their smile. If you’d like to set up a consultation for porcelain veneers or have questions about improving your smile, give us a call at 501-753-7366 or fill out our Contact Form today.
My teeth have always been small which made my gums cover about 70% of my smile. For this reason, I have always been self-conscious when smiling. But because of Dr. Khullar’s generosity, kindness, and concern for my feelings he made the “total procedure” possible for me! Dr. Khullar and his team were as concerned and excited about the final outcome of my procedure as I was!
Now everyone tells me what a total difference it has made in my appearance. I cannot thank him and his team enough! He’s a wonderful person and an outstanding dentist. Because of them I cannot stop smiling!
Linda B. - Conway, AR
Dr. Khullar and his team including Lauren , Jeannie and Lori were exceptionally friendly and efficient, which is hard to find these days in doctor offices. During my recent visit they accommodated their schedule to get all my procedures on the same day. Dr. Khullar and his team spends time talking to you and explaining the procedures in detail. I would highly recommend this clinic to all my friends, family and physician peers. Keep up the great work!!
Senthil R. MD, MPH - Little Rock, AR
My last procedure was a root canal and two crowns. I was given plenty of time to relax, and because of the expertise and gentle care from Dr. Khullar and his team I actually slept through the entire procedure! Dr. Khullar stayed after hours to ensure that I was comfortable and answered all my concerns.
I travel an hour round trip to see Dr. Khullar and would encourage anyone else to do the same. His team, especially Jessica and Trish, make everything from insurance to payments to assisting in my dental care a surprisingly pleasant experience. You really can't say that about most dentists. Several of my family members are now patients at DK Dental, and we are the most satisfied we have ever been with our dental care!
Theresa C. - Conway, AR
Dr. Khullar and his team are so polite and fun to be around, it makes my visit enjoyable and relaxing. My mouth has done a 180 degree turn thanks to Dr. Khullar. He made me feel that every visit and every dollar was worth my wonderful new smile.
My life is much better without the pain of cavities. I feel free from the stress of bad teeth and bad gums. Dr. Khullar is one of my hero's, and his team is so nice and caring!
Dr. Khullar and his team are friendly and take excellent care of my family's teeth. The office is equipped with the technology needed to stay current with new advances in dentistry. They are local and schedule around our busy lifestyle with a family seven.
Dr. K and his team are very helpful with scheduling what needs to be taken care of first. They have worked hard with us to figure out what insurance would pay and help us figure out payment options. Thank you guys for all your help, our family is pain free and have healthy teeth because of your hard work.
What I like most is their friendly and professional assistance and the manner in which they care for their patients. Most of my visits required lengthy work. Dr. Khullar and his team made me feel very comfortable and at ease and all of my dental work was done with little or no pain or discomfort.
He and his staff are the friendliest and most enjoyable people anyone could be around and this so important in a medical setting.
Dr. Khullar and his team are always very cooperative and helpful in answering my questions. Everyone in his office is always cheerful and friendly. They always remember me from visit to visit!
I was pleasantly surprised when I first walked into his Perryville and Morrilton offices. He uses the latest high tech dental equipment, and he is fully staffed with qualified and friendly people.
On the day Dr. K told me it would take two hours sitting in the dental chair for the first phase of my tooth implant, I told him, no way! But he and his nurse worked in such an expert and gentle manner that I made it through the procedure just fine. The cost was less too. Dr. Khullar has done extensive work on my teeth the past couple of years, and from my point of view, he is among the best dentists to be found anywhere!
The best part of Dr. Khullar's office is the team is always friendly and smiling, they make me feel good about coming in. I have had a couple of crowns now and an inlay. I am 36 and had never taken the nitrous gas. Dr. K always asked if I would like some, but I was nervous about it. I will never have a crown without it again.
I love that because of Dr. K I can joke and have fun while having dental work done! Not to mention my crowns were perfect! I recommend Dr. Khullar to everyone I know.
I love the fact that Dr. Khullar and his team were persistent with my work until it was perfect and I was totally satisfied. His team is kind, caring, and friendly. I have regained my confidence with the great smile Dr. Khullar has given me. Dr. Khullar truly gave me a Hollywood smile!
When I first came to Dr. Khullar I did not want to smile, my teeth were worn out and I could not chew properly. But Dr. Khullar took care of all my dental problems and now I have the smile I've always wanted and can chew like never before!
My old teeth got worn and flaky. One of my teeth was so fragile, it broke while I was eating pretzels! My new LVI teeth are not only very comfortable they look great. Thanks to Dr. Khullar and his team I have a new smile that not only looks good, but makes me feel confident, assured, and about 10 years younger! Every morning when I look in the mirror I wonder why I didn't do this sooner!