Your smile can be your key to confidence. It can also be a cause of unnecessary insecurities if there are parts of your smile that you believe are flaws. Correcting flaws in your smile does not mean making your smile look like everyone else’s or like some sort of ideal of perfection. Correcting flaws simply means giving you a smile that will make you feel the most confident. Porcelain veneers are a great option when you are looking to correct flaws and upgrade the appearance of your smile. When do you know when you should choose veneers over other cosmetic options?
Porcelain is a very similar substance to the tooth’s enamel in both appearance and function. The porcelain is color-matched to your desired shade, and the veneer is thin enough to give that semi-translucent appearance that your natural teeth have. Each veneer is a thin shell usually under half a millimeter in thickness. The shells are crafted to match your desired size and shape of teeth. The wafer-thin shells are applied directly to the front enamel of your teeth, and permanently bonded. The veneers will give full coverage to hide any flaws beneath.
If you have just one or two teeth with chips or cracks, cosmetic bonding may be a good solution for the problem. But if you have multiple teeth with consistent or a variety of cosmetic issues, porcelain veneers can cover up all the flaws. If you have a large gap, porcelain veneers may be the best way to close it. If you have multiple teeth that are jagged or pointy or even multiple teeth with deep intrinsic staining, a full set of porcelain veneers can give you the smooth, bright smile of your dreams. Depending on your situation and needs, the application of veneers may be able to be done in one visit.
Porcelain veneers can give you a natural looking smile upgrade. To schedule a consultation with Austin Prosthodontics in Austin, TX, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.