Posted: January 30, 2023
At the practice of Dr. John Schmid in Austin, TX, patients with imperfections on the teeth near the front of the smile may find themselves avoiding social situations. The teeth seen when you smile and talk with others, known as the anterior teeth or the "social six," are the most visible. When they are impacted by permanent staining, breakage, or misalignment, they can detract from an otherwise healthy, beautiful smile. To cover these imperfections, our team at Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry may recommend a solution known as porcelain veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers, are thin, semicircular pieces of porcelain designed to fit over the front side of teeth. The color and shape of the enamel layer are restored with these veneers so that you can smile confidently when speaking and socializing with others.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
At Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry, we start with a consultation appointment to determine if you are a proper candidate for porcelain veneers. Then, preparations are done during a single visit. The teeth are filed down to remove a thin portion of the natural enamel on the front. This ensures the veneer can be bonded into place without adding extra bulk. Impressions are made and sent to a laboratory where the final restoration is created while our team bonds a temporary veneer to protect the natural tooth. When the final restoration is completed, patients return to remove the temporary veneer and bond the permanent one in place.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Dr. John Schmid believes in investing in the smile to improve its appearance. He offers a five-year guarantee on all veneers. This means that if they break or fall off within five years of placement, he will replace them and rebond them for free! No other dental office in the community of Austin, TX, offers this guarantee, making Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry the right dental office for you!
Connect With Our Austin, TX Area Practice Today
Call 512-329-5967 to request an appointment with Dr. John Schmid of Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about veneers and his special guarantee and coverage.