If you’ve ever been disappointed with how your smile has looked in photos, veneers may be able to help! Porcelain or composite veneers can completely transform a lackluster smile into one that’s bright, straight, and stunning.
Veneers are thin, natural-looking shells that can be secured to the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer in Cedar Park, TX, to transform discolored, crooked, and misshapen teeth.
How Can Dental Veneers Benefit Me?
When patients have multiple issues with their smile, specific services can often be required to address each one—dental crowns for missing or damaged teeth, whitening procedures for discoloration, and orthodontics for alignment issues. These procedures can add up quickly, taking time and money to resolve. The key benefit to dental veneers is that they can address several cosmetic issues simultaneously, but there are other advantages as well.
Porcelain veneers are durable solutions that are meant to last for years. Typically, their lifespan is 10-15 years or more. They’re cost-effective because you don’t have to continuously replace them or redo treatment, as with other cosmetic solutions. The material is also stain-resistant, so drinking coffee and consuming other staining foods and beverages is easier. You can have faith that your veneers will stay vibrant.
This restoration is easy to maintain, which is another benefit. You just have to brush and floss as you normally would. Porcelain is non-porous, so it doesn’t stain easily and resists plaque and bacteria buildup. Usually, they’re more stain-resistant than your natural teeth because natural tooth structure is porous. There are no extra maintenance steps like with certain other treatment options.
Veneers alone can give you a complete smile makeover. Some dental treatments take months before you get to experience the full effect. We can complete porcelain veneer treatment in only a few appointments. If you want a more appealing smile quickly, like for a special event coming up, porcelain veneers provide a completely transformed smile quickly.
What Porcelain Veneers Treat
Porcelain veneers are popular because they can handle many different issues. Professional teeth whitening is usually the recommended solution when you have discolored teeth. However, not all discoloration responds to traditional whitening techniques. Discoloration from trauma or deep staining can’t be treated with teeth bleaching. A porcelain veneer is often recommended as the solution. It covers the front and sides of the tooth while being whatever shade of white you desire.
If you have mildly crooked teeth, you may not want the expense and length of treatment that comes with orthodontic options. This is especially true if there are no adverse oral health effects due to your crooked teeth. When you only need mild correction, porcelain veneers straighten your smile, improving your bite’s look and function.
A dental lab makes custom porcelain veneers specific to your smile. They’re meant to look natural while also correcting your cosmetic dental problems. Because of this, veneers can fill small gaps between your teeth while still giving you the appearance of a symmetrical smile. We ensure they’re crafted to match the shape and symmetry of your smile, ensuring that they look natural.
Broken and worn-down teeth can make you insecure about your appearance, but they can cause functional issues, too. The porcelain used for veneers may be thin, but it strengthens compromised teeth and makes them more durable. They adhere to the front of your tooth, providing an extra layer of protection.
Are Veneers Right for Me?
While veneers may not be a permanent treatment, they last long with proper care and maintenance. A set of veneers can easily last over 15 years before needing to be replaced. Veneers are subject to the same wear and tear as your normal teeth, requiring the same level of attention.
Continue brushing and flossing regularly, keep up with dental exams and cleanings, and use a mouthguard when participating in contact sports. With all of the above, you can significantly extend the lifespan of your veneers.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent treatment but may not be suitable for everyone. A consultation with your dentist will help confirm that your teeth are in good enough condition to apply veneers. Severely damaged or decayed teeth may not be able to receive veneers. Finally, dental veneers are an advanced cosmetic procedure that can be more expensive than other simpler solutions.
At Vista Ridge Family Dentistry, we aim to make quality care affordable through various flexible financing options. To learn more, visit our financial page!
Renew Your Smile
If you want to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with the Vista Ridge Family Dentistry team, contact our office today! You can call our dental office at 512-866-9654.