Porcelain veneers in South Austin can transform a smile that has faded over the years. Veneers are an effective treatment for many cosmetic issues, including stained, widely gapped or uneven teeth. Veneers do require that the underlying teeth are healthy enough to support the restoration. If this is not the case, then the patient may be better off seeking other options.
WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin layers of a special dental-grade material that creates the appearance of a completely restored and enhanced smile. A cosmetic dentist performs a complete oral exam on the patient and completes a series of digital images. These are sent to the dental lab that will complete the restoration.
Once the veneers arrive at your dentist’s office, you will return for a follow-up appointment in which he or she will make any final adjustments needed to ensure your comfort and complete satisfaction. The final step is to bond the veneers to your teeth using a medical bonding agent. After that, you’ll be ready to show off your new smile to the world.
FOUR BENEFITS OF PORCELAIN VENEERS
Here are four advantages of veneers compared to other types of restoration:
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR VENEERS?
Veneers are intended for cosmetic purposes only. They cannot correct serious underlying dental health issues that go beyond the patient’s appearance.
This means that your teeth and gums must be healthy enough to support the restoration. If this is not the case, then you may wish to consider other approaches. Dental implants, for example, are one way to restore multiple teeth that have been lost to infection or damage. Other procedures you may wish to consider are crowns and bridges.
In the end, only a qualified cosmetic dentist can recommend the best way to approach your smile enhancement needs. Use the information in this post to be a better informed patient in your own dental care. That’s the best way to ensure that you’ll stay smiling for a very long time to come. We wish you and yours a happy and prosperous 2019.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Jack Fan studied at New York University College of Dentistry before opening his practice here in Austin. He’s a proud member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Texas Dental Association. You can reach his office online or by calling (512) 361-4288.