Veneers for a Brilliant Smile in Austin
When you smile with confidence, it brightens up your entire face. Confidence in your appearance can boost self-esteem and have a positive effect on your social interactions. For those who struggle to smile, veneers are an effective way to mask imperfections and help you smile with pride.
At Parmer Lane Family Dentistry, we work to improve cosmetic appeal for patients across Austin through exceptional dentistry and a welcoming environment. Dr. Lucinda Garcia uses her skills and artistic technique to help her patients achieve smiles they can feel good about. Schedule a comprehensive consultation today to learn how we can help your smile!
What Are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin shell designed to permanently bond to the visible portion of a tooth. They are typically made of porcelain, which has a tooth-like luster and semi-transparent coloring, creating a lifelike appearance. The purpose of a veneer is to hide flaws in the smile and create a more compelling aesthetic.
What Issues Can Veneers Help With?
Veneers can be used to deal with a number of minor smile issues, including:
- Misshapen teeth
- Chipped, broken, or worn teeth
- Gaps in teeth
- Minor alignment issues
The Veneers Process
The veneers procedure typically takes two visits from start to finish. Dr. Garcia begins the process with a consultation. She will discuss with you what you hope to achieve with your smile, and whether veneers are the right choice for you.
Once a smile plan is in place, the dentist prepares the surface of the teeth for the veneers by lightly buffing and shaping them. She then creates a mold or impression of each tooth, and consults with you to choose the best shade for your new veneers.
The impressions are sent to a lab, which crafts your customized veneer. When the veneers are ready, the teeth are cleansed and prepared with special liquids for a smooth finish. The veneers are then permanently bonded to the teeth with a special bonding cement. Veneers become a permanent surface of your tooth, and with proper care, can easily last for decades.
Caring for Your Veneers
Taking good care of your veneers is a simple task, and is in many ways no different from caring from your natural teeth. Keep your veneers clean and plaque-free with regular brushing and flossing. As with your other teeth, it is important to brush veneers gently.
Veneers may be more prone to discoloration than natural tooth enamel. As such, it is advised to limit foods and beverages known to stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, tomato sauce and dark berries. You will also need to keep your regular dental visits to have the veneers cleaned and make sure they stay in good condition.
Exceptional Cosmetic Dentistry in Austin
At Parmer Lane Family Dentistry, we believe in promoting genuine smiles through top-tier dentistry and a warm, welcoming environment. Our friendly and experienced staff help you to feel relaxed and comfortable during every visit. Dr. Garcia loves to help people find their ideal smile, and looks forward to putting her skills to work for you. Schedule your next visit with us today!