San Antonio Dentist Skilled in Veneers
Are Veneers Right for You?
Most people have heard of veneers, but are unfamiliar with what they actually are. A cosmetic dentistry procedure, veneers consist of a thin material, usually porcelain, that is placed over existing teeth to positively change their appearance. There are many different reasons to get veneers, and our San Antonio dentist will meet with you, discuss your goals, and help you decide if veneers are right for you.
Veneers offer a possible solution for the following issues:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped, broken, or otherwise damaged teeth
- Misshapen or irregular teeth
- Misaligned teeth or teeth with gaps
- Covering existing, unsightly dental work
The Veneers Process
Our experienced, San Antonio dentist will discuss your goals and listen to your concerns, and make sure that all of your questions are answered, enabling you to make the decision with confidence. Depending on your situation, you will discuss why veneers might give you an advantage over teeth whitening for example. Once you have decided to get veneers, our team will help you plan the process, which usually consists of multiple visits, taking any necessary X-rays or impressions. To prepare your teeth, a small amount of your existing enamel will be removed, and impressions will be taken in order for your veneers to be constructed. If necessary, you will receive temporary veneers, which will be replaced when you return for your permanent set.
When you return for your final set of veneers, our San Antonio dentist will examine and fit the veneers to your mouth, ensuring that the placement, size, color, and bite are all correct. The veneers will then be permanently bonded to your existing teeth. Our dentist may then have you return in a few weeks for a follow-up appointment.
Caring for Your Veneers
Veneers are meant to last for seven to fifteen years, and after you’ve had the procedure, it’s important that you care for them properly. Fortunately, caring for your veneers is the same as caring for your natural teeth! Our dentist recommends brushing and flossing twice a day, followed by rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash. While veneers are stain resistant, you may also wish to avoid acidic foods and beverages like coffee and wine to prevent staining. Additionally, it is important to maintain your routine dental exam schedule to help prolong the life of your veneers.
To learn more about veneers and to find out if they are right for you, call our veneer specialist at Shaenfield Family Dental at (210) 899-5716 today!