Do you have broken or severely stained natural teeth? Try porcelain veneers near you.
Dr. Glen Wainwright provides porcelain veneers in Austin, Texas. We craft our porcelain veneers from ultra-thin porcelain ceramic. Then we bond them to the front and sides of your teeth. They offer a more natural cosmetic result than regular dental veneers and store-bought temporary veneers, because we will color-match them to neighboring teeth. Consider teeth whitening before getting veneers to complete your beautiful smile. Austin porcelain veneers are growing increasingly popular as a cosmetic dentistry service. Learn more about their benefits as well as treatment options at our dentist office.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers in Austin, TX
The porcelain veneers procedure can fix:
- Gaps between teeth
- Worn teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
Before porcelain veneers treatment, Dr. Wainwright will assess your natural tooth structure and gums. You will need to be free of gum disease and infections before getting veneers. He will also discuss your budget, goals, and oral health with you to ensure that dental veneers are the right option for you. If he deems you as a good candidate for veneers, he will begin to prepare your teeth.
Our porcelain veneer procedure begins when we prepare the tooth enamel. Our dentist will remove some of the tooth structure from the front and sides of teeth. Dr. Wainwright will take a dental impression of teeth before sending this mold to a lab. While your custom-made porcelain veneers are in the fabricating process, we may give you temporary veneers. Once your new porcelain veneers are complete, Dr. Wainwright will bond them to your teeth using a porcelain ceramic material. He may make some adjustments to ensure the permanent veneers are the right shape and size.
Porcelain veneers are also resistant to staining and can last for years with proper dental care. You can still get cavities under your veneers, so it is important to keep on brushing and flossing twice a day. Avoid chewing on hard objects or nail-biting as the veneers may chip or break. You should not grind your teeth with porcelain veneers as well. Make sure you let Dr. Wainwright know if you have teeth grinding issues before your treatment begins.
If you notice that your bite doesn’t feel right or you feel any discomfort, call our cosmetic dentistry and we will fix it as soon as possible. Your comfort is our priority.
Patients will find that porcelain veneers offer many benefits, such as:
- Stain-resistant material
- A natural look and feel
- No special maintenance
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Do porcelain veneers ruin your teeth?
No. They are not invasive and will not ruin your teeth. You will not have to worry about porcelain discoloring your teeth. Most cosmetic dental restorations made of porcelain are very safe for your smile, and highly stain-resistant. Your tooth structure will also be safe from damage.
Are Porcelain veneers permanent?
Yes, porcelain veneers are a permanent restoration. You will not be able to remove your porcelain veneers, and they will not fall off on their own. Your dentist has the capability to remove your porcelain veneers in an emergency or for other reasons, but they can not put back in same ones. The removal process destroys them.
Do porcelain veneers have any impact on my diet?
No. You do not have to adjust your diet because you have porcelain veneers. You can treat them as natural teeth. Although, you should remind yourself that you have veneers before using your mouth to open things or chew on ice.
Do porcelain veneers break easily?
Porcelain veneers are strong and able to withstand some impact, however they are slightly less durable than your natural tooth enamel. This means that patients need to be extra careful eating and speaking when they have veneers.
Do veneers stay white?
Veneers typically keep their color for about 5-10 years. With proper oral care and diet, patients’ veneers may stay white for over a decade.
Do veneers stain from coffee?
Veneers are highly stain resistant. However, they may acquire stains over time from long term exposure to deeply colored drinks. Coffee is one of the most common drinks that can stain veneers.
Call our Dentist in Austin, TX for a Dental Consultation Today
You may contact Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392 for information or to request an appointment for porcelain veneers near you. You can request a dental exam on our website as well. Dr. Wainwright is a cosmetic dentist in Austin, TX committed to finding comprehensive dental solutions for his patients. Austin Dental Care serves communities in West Austin, Lost Creek, West Lake Hills, Barton Creek, and all of Travis County, Texas.