Austin Veneer Dentist
A shining smile can leave a lasting first impression. However, it can be difficult to maintain healthy teeth even if you are vigilant with your dental hygiene. Teeth naturally begin to show signs of wear over time from daily use and may become stained from coffee, tobacco, or certain foods. If your teeth have lost their luster because of discoloration, wear, cracks, or chips, Austin veneer dentist Lance Loveless, D.D.S., can help to restore your teeth to give you the brilliant smile you have been missing.
To speak with one of our Austin dentists regarding our veneer products and services, contact BridgeView Dental today by calling 512-347-8299.
How Veneers Work
Veneers are very thin laminates that are applied to the front of the teeth to give them a healthy, clean appearance. If your tooth is damaged or decayed, veneers are also helpful for providing a covering to protect the tooth from further damage. A traditional veneer application procedure involves:
- Buffing the tooth
- Removing a thin layer of the tooth to make room for the veneer
- Taking an impression of the tooth
- Molding a veneer to fit snugly against the tooth
- Bonding the veneer to the tooth
Because traditional veneer application involves slightly reshaping a tooth and bonding the veneer with cement, this procedure is permanent and irreversible.
Veneers can be made out of either composite or porcelain. Porcelain makes for a stronger, lighter veneer because it is a more durable material that can be shaped to be ultra-thin. At BridgeView Dental, we are proud to offer LUMINEERS veneers by Cerinate. This unique type of veneer allows you to enjoy all of the benefits of veneers without undergoing the painful procedure of tooth layer removal, as is necessary with traditional veneers. The porcelain can be crafted to be as thin as a contact lens, giving your teeth an instant makeover and protective layer for a radiant smile. Unlike traditional veneers, LUMINEERS are completely reversible.
Quality veneers can help to make your teeth look years younger and protect them from damage and decay. To make an appointment with one of our friendly Austin cosmetic dentistry professionals regarding your veneer options, contact BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299.