Porcelain Veneers In Austin, TX
Alter the color and/or shape of the teeth in your smile. You may want to close a gap, straighten a crooked smile, correct broken front teeth or whiten discolorations that you‘ve lived with for years. With porcelain veneers at our Austin office, changes can be made to your smile in a matter of a few weeks and the benefits of a more beautiful smile will last a lifetime.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are the ultimate in creating the smile of your dreams. A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is custom crafted to fit your tooth precisely. With your input and directions from Dr. Winters, his team of highly skilled dental artists turn a piece of porcelain into a work of art that is indistinguishable from nature.
What Are The Advantages Of Dental Veneers?
Porcelain veneers have multiple uses in dentistry. Whether it is just esthetic improvements or to do more involved changes to help straighten and align teeth, porcelain veneers can be a very long-lasting, beautiful way to improve one’s smile. An increase in confidence socially and in the workplace has helped people let the real inner self-come out because they are no longer worried about their smile.
How Are Veneers Placed On The Teeth?
The process of getting porcelain veneers occurs in 3 appointments. The first is a consultation appointment where we sit down together to discuss what it is you want in your new smile. Color, shape, and arrangement will all be discussed.
The next appointment is when we will prepare your teeth for the veneers. Impressions are taken and temporaries in the shape we have previously decided upon will be placed. This is your “trial smile” where we can make any adjustments needed. It gives you an idea of what the final shape will be. Temporaries are very esthetic and most people will think they are the final product.
The final appointment is to place the actual porcelain veneers, typically about 2 weeks later. At this time the temporaries are removed and the final veneers are tried on. It is at this point where YOU tell us if we move forward or not. You check the color, shape, etc, and ONLY if you are 100% happy do we proceed and put them in. We have a short follow-up appointment a week or so later to do any final bite adjustments and to make sure all is perfect.
Are Dental Veneers Permanent?
While the porcelain veneers themselves are not permanent, the need to have them is. Let’s explain. Once Dr. Winters removes a portion of the enamel from the teeth that are to receive veneers (to make room for the veneer to sit on the tooth, yet occupy the same size as the natural tooth), this removal is permanent. Enamel does not regenerate and it can’t be artificially applied.
So, once a tooth has a porcelain veneer on it, that tooth needs to have a veneer for the rest of its life. That said, most porcelain veneers have a 15-20 year lifespan or longer. When the veneers covering your teeth wear out, you’ll need to have a new set of porcelain veneers placed to protect the teeth.
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Schedule A Dental Veneer Consultation
The Hills Dental Spa proudly serves Austin, TX and the surrounding areas, including West Lake Hills. To schedule an appointment for porcelain veneers in Austin, TX call us at 512-347-0044 today or fill out our contact form for more information. Dr. Kevin Winters and his talented team look forward to serving you!