Having an attractive smile benefits you in more ways that you may realize. Many studies conducted over the past several years have shown that people with attractive smiles actually feel more self-confident and self-assured. People with nice smiles are often thought to be more trustworthy than others. Fortunately, modern dental technology has provided a way for virtually anyone to have a beautiful smile. One of the easiest ways to achieve that is with porcelain veneers. Because we know how a beautiful smile can improve the quality of your life, we are pleased to offer porcelain veneers as one of the many services we provide to our patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area.
Are You a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you suffer from teeth that are chipped, broken, misshaped, worn-down or discolored, porcelain veneers can be an excellent way to resolve these issues. Veneers are made of an extremely thin layer of dental porcelain material that is applied directly over the patient’s natural teeth. The material is extremely durable, and the process is quick and easy.
The Procedure Involved with Porcelain Veneers
The first step involves taking a mold or impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental lab, where your custom veneers will be created. The next step involves Dr. Baines preparing the surface of your teeth. After that, he’ll apply a custom-made veneer over each of your teeth, using bonding cement to make sure the porcelain material adheres to the tooth surface. Finally, a special light is used to help harden the material. The entire procedure usually requires two trips to our office. The results are absolutely stunning! And the porcelain material is surprisingly strong, which means it should last for many, many years.
Contact Our Office Today
For more information about porcelain veneers, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Baines, call our Austin, TX, office today.