Do you have broken or severely stained natural teeth? Try porcelain veneers! Dr. Glen Wainwright provides porcelain veneers in Austin, Texas. To create them, we will craft your porcelain veneers from ultra-thin porcelain ceramic. Then, we bond them to the front and sides of your damaged teeth to create a gorgeous new look for your smile.
Porcelain veneers are a more natural cosmetic result than regular dental veneers and store-bought temporary veneers. The main reason is because the dentist will color-match them to neighboring teeth. Consider teeth whitening before getting veneers for a complete smile makeover. Porcelain veneers are growing increasingly popular as a cosmetic dentistry service, so learn more about their benefits as well as the treatment process here or at our dental office.
Treatment using Porcelain Veneers in Austin, TX
Porcelain veneers are very versatile and dentists can use them to correct a variety of issues. The porcelain veneers procedure can fix the following:
- Gaps between teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Worn teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Uneven or mismatched 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 you can qualify for 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 can begin the process of applying the porcelain veneer(s) to your teeth.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Are you looking for a quick smile makeover? Porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution for you. Porcelain veneers are a great way to quickly and painlessly enhance your smile, especially without major dental surgery! This cosmetic dentistry procedure uses thin shells of porcelain that we custom-make to fit over the front surface of your teeth. This can improve the shape, color and overall aesthetics of your smile.
The process of getting porcelain veneers is simple. Our dental care team can generally complete it in just two visits to our dental office. During the first appointment, our dentist will take x-rays and thoroughly examine your mouth. From there, our dentist will decide if veneers are the best way to go and discuss with you the aesthetic goals you would like to achieve with the procedure.
If you qualify for porcelain veneers and approve the treatment plan, he will begin to prepare your damaged tooth enamel. Dr. Wainwright will remove some of the tooth structure from the front and sides of the teeth that are getting the veneers. This will allow us to bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth and refinish your smile to meet your desired look.
Then, he will take a dental impression of your teeth before sending this impression to a lab. The dental lab will craft your veneers to your precise measurements. While your custom-made porcelain veneers are in the fabrication process, we may place temporary veneers on your teeth so they still function.
Once your new porcelain veneers are complete, we will call you back into the office for a second appointment. In the second appointment, Dr. Wainwright will bond your new porcelain veneers to your teeth using a porcelain ceramic material. He may make some changes to ensure that the permanent veneers are the right shape, size, and fit comfortably.
This two-visit dental procedure will be enough to make you fall in love with your smile all over again. Porcelain veneers offer a simple, non-invasive way to create an extraordinary smile. Contact our dentists today to find out if porcelain veneers are the right fit for you!
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Porcelain Veneers
There are many benefits and few drawbacks when considering porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining and can last for many years with proper dental care. You can still get cavities under your veneers, so it’s key 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 pain, call our cosmetic dental office 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:
- They are highly stain-resistant.
- They are as strong as most tooth enamel.
- Your dentist can bond them without a root canal, which makes them more suitable for restorations in older patients with weakened teeth.
- They are less sensitive to temperature change and acidic or sweet foods.
- Porcelain veneers look natural and feel like real tooth enamel.
- Your dentist can shape porcelain veneers into many different forms, such as teardrops, lollipops, etc.
- You will not need any special maintenance to take care of them.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
There are many questions that we get when our patients are considering this treatment option. To help answer them, here is a list of some of the most common questions about porcelain veneers.
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 either! Most cosmetic dental restorations that consist 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 the 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. Veneers are as strong as your tooth enamel. 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 able to withstand some impact and are incredibly strong, however you should treat them like your real tooth enamel. This means that patients need to be careful when eating very hard foods or other things that can cause them harm.
Do veneers stay white?
Veneers typically keep their color for about 5-10 years. With proper oral care and diet, your veneers may stay white for over a decade because 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.
Are there any age restrictions to get porcelain veneers?
While it is generally safe for most people, there are some age restrictions that we must follow. Generally speaking, our dentist can apply porcelain veneers to adults of any age. However, they may not be suitable for children and teenagers due to their changing teeth and jaw structure. Additionally, your dentist may need to take special precautions when applying porcelain veneers on older adults as their teeth may be more brittle and prone to cracking.
Call Austin Dental Care for a Dental Veneer Consultation Today
You may contact Austin Dental Care at 512-330-0255 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 that finds comprehensive dental options for his patients. Austin Dental Care serves communities in West Austin, Lost Creek, West Lake Hills, Barton Creek, and all of Travis County, Texas.