At Smiles by Garcia, patients in the Austin, TX area have access to cosmetic solutions for their smiles, including restorations such as porcelain veneers. These special, custom-made facings are a wonderful option for individuals who have imperfections near the front of the smile.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Veneers are very thin coverings that are bonded over the front of an anterior tooth. Anterior teeth are those that are noticed when people smile, laugh, and speak with others. When there is an imperfection present, such as a chip, gap, or permanent staining, patients can use veneers over these teeth to change the overall look of their entire smile. With proper care, patients can enjoy these restorations for a decade or longer.
What process is required to obtain porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers do require the dentist to remove a thin portion of the enamel on the front of the tooth’s surface. Once this has been done, impressions are completed, and these impressions are sent off to a specialized laboratory for the creation of the final veneer. A temporary will be placed until this new veneer arrives back at the dental office, which typically occurs within a few weeks. The dentist will then bond the new veneer in place and patients can leave the practice with their brand-new look!
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
Veneers, though strong and durable, are still susceptible to breakage. It is important that patients use a mouthguard if they have conditions such as bruxism, which can cause unwanted tension that can crack veneers or cause them to become loose. Patients should also avoid chewing on ice or solid objects as this can also result in breakage. Patients should brush and floss their teeth as they normally do, and visit their dentist regularly for examinations and cleanings to extend the longevity of their restorations.
Interested in discussing the possibility of obtaining porcelain veneers for your smile?
Call Dr. Arturo Garcia of Smiles by Garcia to discuss the benefits of veneers and other cosmetic restorations available at our Austin, TX area pracitce. Our professionals can evaluate a patient and determine what solution is best. Call (512) 402-5872 today to schedule a visit at 2530 Walsh Tarlton Lane, Ste. 120.