Smile Makeover with Veneers

Porcelain veneers are an amazing method for dramatically improving the look of your smile, and we’re proud to offer them in Austin right under the same roof as all your other family dentistry needs. Veneers are an ultra-thin coating of porcelain applied to the surface of your teeth. This type of cosmetic dentistry is great for:

  • Whitening discolored teeth
  • Reshaping minor tooth irregularities
  • Addressing small cracks or chips in teeth
  • Restoring worn down teeth
  • Improving the appearance of crooked teeth or gaps between teeth

For many of our patients, veneers address multiple issues at once, resulting in a true smile makeover. Porcelain veneers can improve the overall structural look of your whole smile, and since porcelain doesn’t stain the way natural enamel does, your teeth will stay whiter. It takes several visits to the dentist to plan, develop, and place your veneers. Every patient is different, but a typical step-by-step experience involves:

  • Planning your veneers: During an initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and concerns to help us develop the perfect veneers for you. You’ll receive a thorough dental examination, advice and suggestions, and we’ll outline the process, risk and benefits, and expectations. Computer simulations can even help us show you what your final veneers can look like, and assist us in planning the very best final product.
  • Preparing for veneers: Because dental veneers involve a coating of porcelain applied to your teeth, we must remove a very small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate this coating. Typically, this is half a millimeter or less. Pain medication can make this process completely painless and comfortable, although some patients do not require anesthetic for this step.

Once the layer of enamel has been removed, we’ll take an impression of your teeth so that your veneers will be an exact and perfect fit. Depending on your individual teeth and level of sensitivity, you may be more sensitive to hot or cold substances at this stage. While this sensation is generally mild, it is possible to place temporary veneers to minimize these sensations while the permanent veneers are developed (a process which can take one to two weeks).

  • Placing your veneers: Once your final veneers are complete, it’s time to bond them to your teeth. Using a special bonding cement, we’ll place the veneers in their final position, and activate the cement with a special bonding light. At this point, the veneers are completely fused to your teeth, and the maximum effect has been achieved.
  • Following up: It’s very important to follow-up with your Austin dentist after the placement. This is to ensure that they fit properly, that your gums are not reacting to the veneers, and that you’re completely satisfied with the result. Typically, follow-up occurs about a week after the final placement.

With proper care, porcelain veneers can last years. Just like before the procedure, you’ll still need to maintain your regular oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing twice daily – teeth coated with porcelain veneers aren’t immune to cavities, and can still experience decay. While porcelain is extraordinarily strong, it’s still important to know that they can crack or be damaged. If you grind your teeth at night, for example, we can provide you with a night guard that will protect your investment and ensure a long life for your veneers. Avoiding chewing on substances like ice or hard candies will also extend their life.

With proper maintenance, it’s common for patients to enjoy their veneers for many years, even up to a decade. Afterward, they can simply be replaced to restore their full effect once more.


SMILE MAKEOVER IN AUSTIN TEXAS

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