General Dentists & Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Austin, TX
A smile that looks perfect can give you the confidence to land a date or secure that promotion at work. At 2222 Dental in Austin, Texas, the team of dental experts customizes your veneers to look natural in your smile as they cover imperfections like cracks and discoloration. Schedule your consultation for veneers by phone or online at 2222 Dental today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are slim porcelain coverings for the fronts of your teeth. At 2222 Dental, the team creates your veneers using porcelain, a durable material that looks remarkably similar to natural tooth enamel. They remove a thin layer of your natural enamel to make room for your veneers before testing their fit and cementing them into place.
Veneers are intended to improve the appearance of teeth in the front of your mouth that show prominently when you smile. They don’t work well for molars because they can’t withstand the high amount of pressure on your molars when you bite down. However, they work very well for incisors and can last for up to 20 years with attentive care.
How can veneers improve the appearance of my teeth?
The team at 2222 Dental designs veneers to conceal many common smile imperfections. They’re a simpler solution than other restorations, like crowns and implants, and allow you to keep your natural teeth intact save for a bit of enamel. The team at 2222 Dental can make veneers to cover:
- Misshapen teeth
- Small teeth
- Broken teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Heavy stains and discoloration
- Wide gaps between teeth
- Worn edges on your teeth
- Minor misalignment
If you need only one veneer, the team can design it to blend in perfectly with your other teeth. They even match the color of the porcelain to the shade of your natural teeth. If you want more than one veneer, they make sure you can’t tell the difference between your remaining natural teeth and those with veneers.
How can I make my veneers last?
Veneers can last for two decades or longer if you take good care of them and treat them as you treat your natural teeth. To avoid needing premature replacement veneers and to keep your original veneers from falling off, you should:
- Commit to a thorough oral hygiene routine
- Come in for your regular cleanings and exams
- Avoid ripping things open with your teeth
- Avoid biting down on solid objects like pencils, popcorn seeds, or fruit pits
If a veneer comes loose or simply doesn’t look as pristine as it did when it was new, call 2222 Dental for an appointment. If the veneer comes off and you still have it, keep it in a safe place until you can make it to the office.
To consult with a cosmetic dental expert about improving your smile with veneers, call 2222 Dental or book an appointment online today.