At Smiles by Garcia, patients in the area of Austin, TX have a wide selection of services available to them, from general dentistry to complete restoration of the smile. One of the services provided at the practice is that of porcelain veneers. These facings are best used near the front of the smile where imperfections may be present.
What is a porcelain veneer?
Dr. Arturo Garcia of Smiles by Garcia describes porcelain veneers as thin ceramic facings that are bonded onto the front of a tooth to disguise problem areas. Porcelain veneers are best used in situations where patients have:
• Gapped teeth
• Broken/chipped teeth
• Misaligned teeth
• Permanently stained teeth
• Unusually shaped teeth
The porcelain veneer can cover these teeth and help patients achieve a more attractive smile even with imperfections on the anterior teeth.
Obtaining porcelain veneers
The first step in finding out if porcelain veneers are right for you is by scheduling a consultation appointment with our professionals. This can be done by booking a visit with Dr. Arturo Garcia, during which he will evaluate the smile and speak to patients about the desires they have. Once patients have decided that porcelain veneers are right for them, preparation can begin. The dentist needs to remove a thin portion of the enamel before taking impressions that are used to create the porcelain veneer. The veneer is fabricated in a dental laboratory by a ceramist that creates a restoration that closely mimics the appearance of the remaining teeth to ensure a natural blend. Patients return to the dental office when the restoration is complete to have it bonded in place, walking out of the dental office with their brand-new smile!
Schedule a visit today to discuss your options for smile enhancement
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers or other treatment options that are available to address imperfections, Dr. Arturo Garcia recommends taking charge with cosmetic dental restorations. Call the practice at (512) 402-5872 and visit at 2530 Walsh Tarlton Lane, Ste. 210 to speak to a professional about aesthetic solutions that are affordable, natural-looking, and effective in disguising problem areas.