Will Porcelain Veneers Make My Teeth Look Fake?

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway and Nearby Areas of Texas


One of our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures is porcelain veneers. This procedure utilizes custom made thin porcelain shells to disguise flaws in your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers can be very natural looking, but if they are made cheaply with no regard to your natural smile, they may end up looking fake.Red haired woman with nice teeth smiling | Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. John Schmid

Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. John Schmid utilizes only the best quality porcelain veneers, and he takes the time to tailor them to match your unique needs. Before cementing a veneer in place, he will allow you to view it and make any changes necessary to get you the beautiful, natural smile you want.

If you are interested in porcelain veneers, don't hesitate to call Dr. Schmid today at 512-329-5967 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

How to Avoid Fake-Looking Veneers

The key to achieving a natural looking smile using veneers is to visit a highly experienced cosmetic dentist who performs a lot of porcelain veneer procedures and uses a respected lab for veneer fabrication. Dr. Schmid has placed enough veneers that he knows what shades will look most natural and what shapes will work best with your unique smile.

Things to think about when selecting porcelain veneers for the most natural looking finish include:

  • Shade: Often, patients want the whitest shade possible for their veneers. However, most people do not have completely white teeth, and going with a blinding white shade may look unnatural.
  • Material: Dr. Schmid only uses dental quality porcelain for his veneers. Porcelain is able to be fabricated in layers to replicate the look of natural enamel, and has the translucent quality inherent to natural teeth.
  • Shape: Teeth that are too uniform may look unnatural. Dr. Schmid can carefully craft veneers that look beautifully even without being too rigidly uniform. The "chiclet" look can be easily avoided by carefully making sure each tooth is the correct shape and length to look natural.

In addition to the above, you should also think about how your veneers will look next to your natural teeth. In some cases, you may want to have teeth whitening done in order to match the shade you choose for your veneers.

How to Afford Quality Porcelain Veneers

Hand crafted, custom porcelain veneers will always look better than prefabricated veneers such as Lumineers. This quality does come with a more expensive price tag, but Dr. Schmid offers dental financing plans to help all of his patients afford the best quality dental care. It is usually worth it to opt for quality veneers, as cheaper but lower quality veneers may make you self conscious about your smile to the point of requiring a revision at a later date.

Patient satisfaction is a high priority for Dr. Schmid, so he will work with you throughout the entire process to make sure you are completely satisfied with your veneers. If at any point you are unhappy with how your veneers look, he will listen to your concerns and help you achieve the look you want, even if it means sending your veneers back to the lab to be remade.

Schedule Your Porcelain Veneers Consultation

If you are interested in porcelain veneers, call Dr. Schmid today at 512-329-5967 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve patients in Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and nearby areas of Texas.