If you’ve ever stared enviously at the glossy pages of celebrity magazines thinking how much you wish your smile looked as great as your favorite celeb’s, porcelain veneers from Laith Family Dentistry in San Antonio might be just what you need. Veneers are a minimally invasive, conservative cosmetic dentistry treatment that transforms smiles in as few as two visits.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
A porcelain veneer is a thin sheath of dental-grade porcelain that fits over the front of teeth. Before the veneer is placed, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed so the veneer blends seamlessly with the patient’s natural teeth. After the tooth is prepared, our team takes impressions and x-rays that are used by our dental lab to craft a custom veneer. In the meantime, patients have a temporary veneer placed to protect teeth. Once the custom restoration is completed, patients return to our San Antonio dental practice where we place their custom veneer.
Who Should Consider Veneers?
At Laith Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain their optimal level of oral health through regular preventive care and conservative dental treatments. We recommend treatment options that preserve natural dental structure and improve patients’ smiles, confidence, or quality of life. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, we encourage patients to choose the option that delivers the desired result with minimum impact on their smiles. For many patients, porcelain veneers are the perfect option. Some instances when veneers are a great choice:
- Years of wear – some patients begin to see significant signs of dental wear as they age. Chips, cracks, and discoloration make patients want to hide their smiles, and some patients just don’t like the way their teeth look. For patients with good oral health who are not in need of significant orthodontic care, porcelain veneers can be a great way to get a picture-perfect smile without extensive restorative or orthodontic treatment.
- Broken tooth – patients who break off part of their tooth are often unable to repair the break with composite filling material as this does not provide adequate durability, but a dental crown requires the removal of a significant portion of healthy teeth. Cases like this benefit from the placement of a dental veneer to conceal damage, and preserve dental structure.
- Unevenly spaced teeth – some patients forgo orthodontic treatment in their youth if uneven spacing is their only alignment concern, but realize later wish they would have corrected the gaps. These patients too can benefit from porcelain veneers to close the gaps between teeth. No braces required.
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If you’re interested in finding out how porcelain veneers or any of our outstanding cosmetic or restorative dentistry services can help you restore or enhance your smile, contact Laith Family Dentistry today.