Comparing porcelain veneers and Lumineers with Dr. Arturo Garcia

At Smiles by Garcia, patients in and around the area of Austin, TX have a wide selection of cosmetic treatments to choose from for their smile. If imperfections of the smile are impacting the way you feel about your appearance, you may want to ask the team of professionals about aesthetic options such as porcelain veneers and Lumineers.

Porcelain veneers. vs. Lumineers

Both of these treatments are readily available in our practice, but some patients are unsure on the differences between the two. Both are restorations that are commonly used on the anterior (front) teeth to disguise specific problems, such as permanent staining, gaps between the teeth, or broken teeth. The restorations are custom made for patients with color matching and size matching to ensure that they look just like the natural teeth when bonded in place. However, the similarities stop there. The primary difference between conventional porcelain veneers and Lumineers is the thickness of the restorations. Lumineers are incredibly thin, which means that they can be placed over the teeth without removing any natural enamel from the front. This allows patients to have them in their smile, but without the commitment. Porcelain veneers require the patient to file down a portion of the natural tooth enamel from the front of the tooth to eliminate bulkiness from the restoration. This means that once patients have chosen to move forward with porcelain veneers, they will need to maintain them over the years. Lumineers can be removed at any time, and patients can then consider alternative options if they so desire. This versatility makes Lumineers a wonderful option for patients who need to address imperfections in the smile but are not interested in making a lifetime commitment to one single type of restoration.

Are you ready to discuss cosmetic treatments for your smile?

Contact Dr. Arturo Garcia of Smiles by Garcia to discuss the treatments you are interested in obtaining at his Austin, TX area practice. The front office team can be reached at (512) 402-5872 to schedule an appointment at the office, located in Suite 210 at 2530 Walsh Tarlton Lane.

Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Dental Implants, Austin, TXAt Smiles by Garcia, patients in and around the community of Austin, TX who have lost natural teeth are often able to find a solution with our staff. Dr. Arturo Garcia and his team are available to help patients learn about the options available to them for replacing missing teeth and deciding which ones are most appropriate for their specific situation. In many cases, patients interested in replacing a single tooth will find that dental implants are a highly desirable option.

What is a dental implant?

Dr. Arturo Garcia describes a dental implant as a tooth root replacement that can restore the function, appearance, and health of the smile after tooth loss or extraction. Dental implants are made of titanium metal which is biocompatible with the body. Once placed, it can stimulate the growth of jaw bone via osseointegration, where the bone wraps around the new implant to hold it firmly in place. Our professionals encourage patients to consider dental implants whenever possible because they are long-lasting and effective in maintaining the function of the teeth.

Who is a candidate?

The best patients for the placement of dental implants are those who have sufficient bone structure that can support the implant once it is put in place during oral surgery. Once dental implants are in place, they are known to last a lifetime when patients properly care for their smile, avoiding the development of common problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. These are issues that can impact the health of the smile as well as restorations such as dental implants after they have been installed.

Interested in learning more about dental implants?

Call Dr. Arturo Garcia and the team at Smiles by Garcia today in Austin, TX to discuss your options for tooth replacement. Located at 4407 Bee Cave Road, Building 2, Suite 221, patients are able to obtain quality care and attention from a dental staff that is committed to offering the best in dentistry. Call (512) 402-5872 to connect with the front office team and book an appointment today! Our lines are answered 24/7 for general and emergency dentistry needs.

Using porcelain veneers for smile enhancement

Veneers | Austin TXEnhancement of the smile is often one of the most requested treatments by patients who are seeking cosmetic improvements. Simple imperfections of the smile can have a dramatic impact on its appearance—in a negative way. Dr. Arturo Garcia and his professionals in the Austin, TX community encourage patients to book a consultation visit to take the time to learn about the ways in which the teeth can be improved. For many of our patients, porcelain veneers are the answer!

What is a porcelain veneer?

Porcelain veneers are facings that are custom made for patients to act as a covering of the natural teeth. By covering the teeth in the front of the smile, patients can dramatically transform their smile. These restorations are made to look like natural tooth enamel, and are fabricated to match the existing teeth, including the shape, size, and color for seamless integration. Dr. Arturo Garcia bonds these restorations onto the teeth to provide a decade or longer of coverage.

Porcelain veneers are a great option for patients who may also be considering the use of composite resin bonding. Composite resin bonding is often susceptible to staining, causing these restorations to last just a few years before they need to be replaced. Porcelain veneers are longer-lasting and are also more durable over time. Our professionals will find that patients will invest more in their smile for a restoration that will require less attention and care, and we find that individuals who consider porcelain veneers love the ability to drastically improve their smile with a simple coverage of ceramic.

Are porcelain veneers right for you?

The only way to know if you can benefit from porcelain veneers is by connecting with the professionals at Smiles by Garcia. Dr. Arturo Garcia of Austin, TX can provide an initial evaluation of the smile during a consultation visit and decide if this treatment or any other may be beneficial for an individual based on their unique needs. We welcome patients in the area to call the office for an appointment at (512) 402-5872 and visit the office at 4407 Bee Cave Road, Building 2, Suite 221.

Transform your smile with a smile makeover treatment plan!

At Smiles by Garcia, patients in Austin, TX can address imperfections of the smile in a dramatic way by undergoing a popular treatment called a smile makeover. Dr. Arturo Garcia and his team encourage patients to consider this solution for smiles with a variety of concerns, including cosmetic and functional.

What is a smile makeover?

When patients are concerned about a number of imperfections of the smile, including missing, stained, or broken teeth, they can work with their dentist to develop a treatment plan known as a smile makeover. A smile makeover combines several services together to completely transform a smile that may require a wide range of treatments to completely change. This may include a variety of procedures such as:

• Porcelain veneers

• Dental crowns

• Dental implants

• Dental bridges

• Dentures

• Composite resin bonding

• Tooth-colored fillings

During an initial consultation appointment, patients will consult with Dr. Arturo Garcia of Smiles by Garcia to discuss the concerns they have with their current smile. Then, our professionals will develop a treatment plan called a smile makeover to provide step by step solutions to enhance the teeth. These treatments can all be done during a single appointment or may be spaced out over time, depending on the specific desires of the patient. If financing or budgeting is a concern, we encourage our patients to speak with our front office staff about payment plans that can make these necessary and highly desirable treatments more affordable than ever. Our staff can also accept your dental insurance plan information and determine if any treatments may be reduced or eliminated in cost by benefits provided through your insurance.

Ready to discuss the options for transforming your smile?

Smile makeovers are a great way for patients in the Austin, TX area to achieve a more attractive smile when various concerns are at play. We welcome individuals in the community to contact our facility to learn about the advantages of this and other cosmetic services. Our practice is located at 4407 Bee Cave Road, Building 2, Suite 221, and provides patients in and around the area with solutions for the smile whether they be general, cosmetic, or restorative. Call (512) 402-5872 to connect with Dr. Arturo Garcia today!

Porcelain Veneers at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center and

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Dr. Arturo Garcia used Porcelain Veneers at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center and to create a beautiful smile!

At Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center, Porcelain Veneers can be used to correct tooth size and color, tooth shape and length, tooth and gum line position and many other problems! It does not have to take years of your time and visits to several different offices to get the beautiful smile you have always wanted. Using beautiful Porcelain Veneers and advanced smile design Dr. Garcia can give you the beautiful smile you want in just 2 visits at one office!

Dr. Arturo Garcia is “Austin’s Cosmetic Dentist” with over 1,000 cosmetic smile makeovers completed! He uses naturally beautiful eMax Porcelain Veneers and crowns to close spaces, fix bad bites and create beautiful smiles.

Dr. Arturo Garcia creates a beautiful smile using porcelain veneers. A very thankful patient with a great smile!

Using naturally beautiful porcelain veneers and advanced smile design Dr. Arturo Garcia created this beautiful smile in just 2 visits! At Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center and we can fix crooked or crowded teeth, short teeth, dark teeth and many other problems and create the smile of your dreams in just 2 visits, without braces!

Dr. Arturo Garcia is “Austin’s Cosmetic Dentist” with over 1,000 cosmetic smile makeovers completed! He uses naturally beautiful eMax porcelain veneers and crowns to close spaces, fix bad bites and create beautiful smiles.

Porcelain Veneers helps create a beautiful smile
A very thankful patient with a great smile! Dr. Arturo Garcia creates a beautiful smile using porcelain veneers.

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The All Star Team at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center!
The All Star Team at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center!

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This is the All Star team at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center! From the moment you call us on the phone you will be cared for by the finest dental professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. This team of caring, experienced professionals make it possible for Dr. Garcia to create the healthy, beautiful smiles we are known for. They are a pleasure to work with and our patients love the care they provide.

The All Star Team at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center!
The All Star Team at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center!


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Dr. Arturo Garcia and Rob Mason on Studio512 talking about the power of Cosmetic Dentistry in Austin


See Dr. Garcia discuss Porcelain Veneers.

Dr. Arturo Garcia and KVET 98.1 on air personality Rob Mason appeared on Studio 512 yesterday with Amanda Tatom and talked about the power of Cosmetic Dentistry. It’s amazing how people hold themselves back because they are unhappy with their smile. A healthy, beautiful smile allows you to be yourself and not worry about hiding!

Call 512-402-5872 today for Your Complimentary Consultation or for more information about Dental Implants, Our New Smile Procedure, Smile Makeovers, Porcelain Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry in Austin, Texas.

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