Dental veneers can transform your smile in just a few short office visits. Mark A Porter, DDS, and Shane Porter, DDS, in San Antonio, Texas, create beautiful and natural-looking smiles using the best dental veneers materials in the industry. To schedule a consultation, spend a few moments on the online booking page, or call the office at your earliest convenience.
Dental veneers are considered a cosmetic treatment and are usually not covered under dental insurance. However, there are few options that can transform a smile more completely than a great set of dental veneers.
In fact, when you admire the seemingly perfect smile of a public figure or celebrity, it’s often dental veneers that drew your attention. Veneers were once the preferred treatment in Hollywood, but advancements in dental technology have made these cosmetic treatments more affordable and accessible for everyone.
Dental veneers are incredibly thin “shells” of slightly translucent porcelain. Veneers fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth to create your ideal smile.
Digital imaging is the first step in getting dental veneers and provides your dental team with the information needed to shape your unique treatment plan. On the day of your visit, your dentist injects numbing medication to keep you comfortable from start to finish.
Then, they carefully remove a small portion of your tooth enamel to make room for the new veneers. A set of impressions gives the dental lab the specifications needed to craft your custom set of veneers. Temporary veneers protect your teeth until the new ones arrive.
You return to the office to have your new veneers checked for fit and appearance. Your dentist then cements the veneers into place, completing the treatment. Most people only need veneers placed on their front four teeth, but if you have a wide smile, you can also have veneers placed on additional teeth.
Most people are great candidates for dental veneers. However, if you have existing dental decay or active gum disease, you may need to have those issues treated prior to moving forward with your cosmetic treatment.
Because dental veneers require removing part of your tooth tissue, they’re considered a permanent treatment option. You can expect to get a decade or more of wear out of your veneers with proper care, but they’ll eventually need to be replaced in a process similar to the one outlined above.
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