Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers in Dallas, TX

If you’re like most people, you have at least one thing about your smile that you’d like to change. Dental veneers are a great option for addressing a variety of cosmetic dental concerns, including gaps between teeth, discoloration, cracks/chips, and more.
At Luminescence Dentistry, Dr. Tyagi and the team will work with you to determine if veneers are a good option for you.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a minimally invasive option for treating a variety of cosmetic dental issues. There are several benefits of dental veneers, including:
●     Improves your appearance
●     Looks and feels natural
●     Minimally invasive procedure
●     Easy to maintain

Types of Dental Veneers

At Luminescence Dentistry, we offer three types of dental veneers:
●     Porcelain
●     Composite Resin
●     Lumineers (no-prep)

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain is the strongest and longest-lasting veneer material. This material is bio compatible, which means patients rarely experience negative interactions or injuries to the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. Porcelain is also the most natural-looking, so your smile is significantly improved.
Placing porcelain veneers requires the removal of some of your enamel, which means this procedure is irreversible.

Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

●     Can be matched to your natural teeth
●     Veneers are stain-resistant
●     Smooth, consistent texture
●     Last 8 to 15+ years with proper care
●     Will not harm gums or neighboring teeth

Disadvantages of Porcelain Veneers

●     Most expensive type of veneer
●     Lengthy, invasive procedure
●     Risk of fracture, chipping, breaking, or falling off- especially in patients with bruxism

Composite Resin Veneers

Composite resin veneers are made of a combination of organic (initiator, resin, coupling agent) and inorganic (filler) materials. The bonding material is the same that is used in tooth-colored fillings. Composite veneers are strong- however, they are not as durable as porcelain. Composite veneers also require the removal of some tooth enamel, making them a permanent fixture.

Advantages of Composite Resin Veneers

●     Less invasive than porcelain
●     Looks natural
●     Low risk of gum tissue damage
●     Easy to repair if chipped/broken
●     Requires one visit, no waiting for your permanent veneers
●     Lasts 5 to 7 years
●     Less expensive than porcelain

Disadvantages of Composite Resin Veneers

●     Not stain resistant
●     Not as strong as porcelain
●     Will not last as long as porcelain
●     Lengthy procedure


Lumineers are a brand of no-prep veneers made of ultra-thin porcelain laminate. They require little to no enamel removal prior to placement. This type of veneer has a smooth texture, so it looks and feels natural. Since little to no enamel is removed, they can be removed.

Advantages of Lumineers

●     Can be removed
●     Require less tooth prep
●     Least expensive veneer option

Disadvantages of Lumineers

●     Don’t last as long as porcelain or composite veneers
●     Not as natural looking as porcelain or composite veneers
●     More susceptible to damage

Procedure for Dental Veneers
At Luminescence Dentistry, we understand that every patient is different, and therefore, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. The very first step to getting dental veneers is the initial consultation. Dr. Tyagi will do a thorough exam and take x-rays. Then, we will discuss your needs and goals for treatment, which will allow us to create your personalized treatment plan.
If we determine that dental veneers are a good solution for you, we can move forward with treatment.

Tooth Preparation

While veneers are thin shells, they can still feel bulky in the mouth. Therefore, we remove a thin layer of enamel to create room for them. Since veneers are customized, we will take an impression of your teeth and send it to the lab. Typically, it takes 1to 2 weeks to get them back. You will be given temporary veneers to protect your teeth while you wait.

Veneer Placement

When we receive your veneers in the office, we will schedule your appointment for placement. We will take the time to make sure they look and fit right before cementing them in place. If necessary, we can make some modifications in the office.
We will remove the temporary veneers and etch the surface of your teeth to create a stable base for the veneers to stick to. Then, we will put the dental cement on the back of the veneers and apply gentle pressure to stick them to your teeth.

How Much do Dental Veneers Cost?

According to the American Dental Association, dental veneers are classified as a cosmetic dental procedure. Therefore, they are not typically covered by insurance.
Porcelain veneers cost approximately $925 to $2,500 per tooth, while composite veneers are slightly less expensive at $400 to $2,000 per tooth. Porcelain veneers will last a longtime with proper care, while composite veneers last 5 to 7 years.
We do also offer no-prep veneers, which are less expensive and provide similar results compared to traditional veneers, but they are also not as durable and won’t last very long. No prep veneers typically cost $800 to $2,000.

About Dr. Gaurav Tyagi

Dr. Tyagi attended dental school at the University of California, San Francisco. He graduated with his degree in 2012. After that, he went into private practice, focusing on general dentistry. Then, he completed a 3-year residency in prosthodontics at Rutgers in New Jersey.
He has the knowledge and expertise to work with patients of all ages and all needs, including full mouth rehabilitation, smile makeovers, and dental implants. He will work with you to understand your needs and goals and create a treatment plan that works for you.

Want to Learn More about Dental Veneers? Contact Luminescence Dentistry Today!

If you believe that you might be a good candidate for dental veneers, schedule your consultation with Dr. Tyagi and the team today. We will work with you to determine the best options and create a treatment plan that fits your budget and meets your needs.

Dental Veneers FAQs

If you’re like most of our patients, you have questions when it comes to dental procedures such asdental veneers. Some of the most common questions we hear include:

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells placed over teeth to improve the aesthetics of your smile.

What dental issues can veneers address?

Dental veneers address a variety of dental issues, such as:
●     Discoloration
●     Cracks/chips in teeth
●     Gaps between teeth
●     Misalignments
●     Irregularly shaped teeth

Who should not get dental veneers?

As a general rule, dental veneers are a great solution for addressing a variety of cosmetic dental issues. However, this is not the best option for everyone. If any of the following applies to you, then you are not a good candidate for veneers:
●     Teeth are severely worn
●     Deep cavities/decay requiring extensive/invasive treatment
●     Jaw misalignment
●     Gum disease
●     Prone to tooth grinding
●     Not willing to follow proper oral hygiene habits

Are dental veneers painful?

You will be given anesthesia during the enamel removal, so you shouldn’t feel anything at all. Most patients have no problems with recovery. However, approximately 50% of patients do have some sensitivity to the adhesive, which may cause some discomfort for up to 6 hours after the anesthesia wears off- but should subside. You may have some gum soreness as you get used to having the veneers in your mouth, but this can be treated with OTC pain relievers and typically clears up quickly.