Porcelain Veneers in West Austin TX
You may find that you teeth display imperfections you cannot treat on your own. Whether you have staining that does not go away with consistent daily hygiene or whitening toothpaste, or if your teeth have other problems, such as cracks, or minor misalignment, a trip to your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jaeckle, is in order. By choosing porcelain veneers, you can dramatically improve a single tooth – or all of your teeth – with a single treatment.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of ceramic, crafted into shells that fit over your teeth. As thin as a contact lens, veneers look natural because they offer a translucent finish, just like your real teeth. Unlike most cosmetic services, which treat a single cosmetic issue at a time, dental veneers are prized for their ability to camouflage and improve a diverse set of aesthetic concerns with a single treatment.
When you first come into our office for veneers, Dr. Jaeckle will take impressions of your teeth. He will send the impressions to a lab where a master ceramicist will create customized veneers according to your preferred color, size, length, and shape. Dr. Jaeckle will then prepare your tooth before adhering the veneers with a special cement. He will remove the tiniest portion of your tooth’s enamel, the outermost portion, for a good fit. Once your dentist places the porcelain veneers, the process is complete.
What Are the Benefits?
Porcelain veneers offer the most natural looking finish available when seeking minimal coverage and optimal improvement. Unlike a dental crown, which covers your entire tooth, porcelain veneers only cover the visible portion of your teeth, so your natural teeth can gently shine through. Your smile still looks like your own, without the imperfections. In addition, because veneers address a diverse array of concerns, you may be able to achieve a complete smile makeover by choosing this single treatment. Look over the following benefits of porcelain veneers, for a more thorough understanding of how this cosmetic treatment may improve your smile:
- Veneers offer a dramatic smile transformation, for improved confidence
- They camouflage discolored teeth, for a whiter, brighter smile without bleaching
- Porcelain veneers camouflage cracks and chips
- They fill in spaces between teeth, for a uniform smile
- Dental veneers can address mild misalignment, so you may opt out of traditional orthodontics
- Because you can specify their dimensions, you may choose veneers to improve tooth shape, size, and length
Am I A Good Candidate?
If your tooth or entire smile displays imperfections, porcelain veneers may be a wonderful option. You make a particularly good candidate if you are looking for a cosmetic treatment that improves several cosmetic concerns at once. However, veneers work only over natural teeth. If your visible teeth are composed of prosthetics, such as crowns or dental implants, Dr. Jaeckle may suggest alternative solutions to improve the appearance of your teeth.