Veneers - San Antonio, TX
Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? Do you wish you had the same confident grin as your favorite celebrity? With porcelain veneers, a brand new smile is possible. Whether you’re teeth are chipped, cracked, slightly misaligned, or stained, porcelain veneers are a convenient cosmetic solution that can deliver amazing results.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are similar to cosmetic bonding, but unlike cosmetic bonding, which uses dental resin to mask a limited number of issues, porcelain veneers are made from slivers of high-quality dental porcelain. Why porcelain? Because porcelain is metal-free and mimics the look of natural teeth in a way that other materials can’t.
Getting Started with Porcelain Veneers
If you've decided to transform your smile with porcelain veneers, getting started is easy.
During your first appointment at our San Antonio dental office, Dr. Holland will talk with you about the results you’d like to achieve. Then, after a comprehensive exam, we can begin designing your veneers. The key to designing a great set of veneers is creating a look that perfectly complements your appearance. That means choosing veneers that are the right shape, color, and style for you.
Once your porcelain veneers have been planned, we’ll prepare your teeth and put a set of temporary veneers in place. These temporary veneers will give you some idea of what your new smile will look like, and they’ll also protect your teeth while our lab makes your permanent veneers.
When your permanent veneers have been completed, you’ll come back to our San Antonio office for your second and final appointment to have your veneers placed.
As you get back to your normal schedule, you can feel confident about how your new smile and this “new image” can transform your life. Besides improving confidence in your smile, your new smile could also improve your romantic, social, and business relationships. Studies have shown that people with whiter, straighter teeth are perceived as more attractive, more successful and more confident.
How Can I Care For My Porcelain Veneers?
To ensure that your porcelain veneers last for years to come, remember to care for them regularly. How do you care for porcelain veneers? Just like you care for your natural smile—with regular brushing and flossing. We recommend that patients—with or without porcelain veneers—brush twice a day, floss at least once, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash.
Are You Ready to Learn More About Porcelain Veneers?
If you’re ready to find out more about porcelain veneers, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holland, call our San Antonio dental office today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about porcelain veneers or any of our other general, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry services.
Are you interested in veneers but have a few questions before moving forward? We would love to help! Scheduling a one-on-one consultation is the best way to ensure you get the personalized answers you are seeking. However, we’ve also included a few frequently asked questions to assist in the meantime!
Who Is a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
For decades, celebrities and the public alike have turned to veneers to perfect their smile. However, there are a few qualifications potential candidates must meet beforehand. For example, patients must not have extensive tooth decay or grind their teeth since each of these can negatively impact the veneers in the short and long-term. If either of these concerns are present, we will recommend removing the decay or using a custom mouthguard.
What Is the Difference Between Veneers and Dental Crowns?
Veneers and crowns are two popular treatments that can fix cosmetic concerns, like small chips, cracks, or discoloration. So, it’s not surprising that many patients wonder what the difference is between the two. In short, dental crowns are distinct in that they cover your teeth like a cap. On the other hand, veneers are a thin shell that is applied to the front of the tooth. Typically, crowns are used for restorative issues while veneers are used to address cosmetic concerns.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Veneers are a durable, natural-looking solution that can last 15+ years! To prolong their lifespan, it is important to prioritize your oral hygiene regimen and good eating habits. Otherwise, they can crack or develop a cavity underneath, which necessitates a replacement. So, make sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, visit your dentist regularly for bi-yearly checkups, and avoid hard or chewy foods that can damage them.
Do Veneers Have to Be Whitened?
One of the advantages of veneers is that they allow patients to choose the brightness of their smile. Not only does this make them blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, but it also means patients who are undergoing a smile makeover can lighten their teeth without multiple in-office or at-home whitening treatments! Plus, they have stain-resistant properties that prevent them from developing unsightly stains and unpleasant discoloration.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Porcelain veneers are a leading cosmetic procedure because they are long-lasting, can correct multiple aesthetic concerns in one treatment, and are relatively low maintenance. But how much do they cost? Like most dental procedures, the cost is based on a number of factors, including how many teeth you are looking to fix and how severe the cosmetic concern is. The best way to determine the cost is to schedule a one-on-one consultation. That way, our cosmetic dentist can give you an exact price based on your unique smile!