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Porcelain Veneers – San Antonio, TX

Invest in a Flawless Smile

Woman with an attractive smile

You don't have to be rich or famous to benefit from veneers in San Antonio. You can have a picture-perfect smile without breaking the bank. Veneers can be the most cost-effective option to address multiple aesthetic flaws at once, like chips or stains. You won't have to worry about a painful procedure or a long treatment plan. Dr. Noble can turn the smile of your dreams into reality using a quick, minimally invasive procedure.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Woman at consultation for veneers

A veneer differs from a crown because it only covers the front side of a tooth instead of the entire surface. It improves its color, size, and shape, but when bonded to the teeth visible when smiling, veneers can address many concerns at once, like:

  • Stains or discoloration
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Abnormally shaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

The versatility of veneers allows them to provide drastic results without the wait.

The Process of Getting Veneers

Model of veneer for lower tooth

Your first step toward a beautiful smile is a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. Dr. Noble will examine your mouth to ensure it's healthy and learn more about your goals to ensure veneers are right for you.

Generally, it takes 2 appointments to transform your teeth. During your first visit, Dr. Noble will clean your teeth and prepare them by removing a small amount of enamel to ensure your veneers sit flush. Dr. Noble will take an impression of your mouth, to ensure your veneers will fit your teeth like a glove.

The information is sent to the dental lab, and your cosmetic dentist in San Antonio will attach temporary veneers while you wait. They'll protect your teeth and allow you to "try on" your new smile.

After your permanent restorations have been sent back to the office, you'll return for your final appointment. Your temporary restorations are removed and your new veneers are bonded to your teeth. You'll walk out of our office with a confident, attractive smile you'll be proud of.

Your new smile can last for a decade or longer with the right care, like brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly.

The Benefits of Veneers

Attractive smile using veneers

There are more options than ever to correct aesthetic imperfections, but veneers continue to rank among the most popular cosmetic procedures annually and for good reasons. Veneers offer extraordinary benefits, including:

  • Natural-looking results. Veneers are made of porcelain because it closely mimics enamel to create results that look natural. Not to mention, porcelain is stain-resistant, so your new smile won't discolor.
  • Minimally invasive procedure. Veneers are thinner than ever, allowing you to maintain more of your tooth structure for a less invasive procedure.
  • Long-lasting results. Although veneers are thin, they are durable to last for 10 years or more with the correct care.
  • Quick, convenient process. You can save time and money by fixing several issues simultaneously.

Attractive teeth are possible without spending your life’s savings. Dr. Noble will create the personalized plan you need to achieve your best smile. Contact our office today to request your consultation for veneers.

Veneers FAQs

What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?

Only a minimal amount of enamel is removed from the teeth, and the bonding material used to attach your restorations is completely safe, so you don’t need to worry about your veneers harming your teeth. Because your enamel is being covered by the veneer, you don’t have an increased risk of cavities. However, you still need to brush and floss regularly to prevent tooth decay from occurring. You can keep your veneer-covered teeth safe with the same best practices you use for your other teeth. Brush twice, floss, and rinse with mouthwash every day. Be mindful about the amount of sugar you are consuming and attend your regular cleanings every six months.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

When you have your temporary veneers in the weeks before your permanent ones are made, you should avoid hard foods, like ice, raw fruits and vegetables, and hard candies that could damage your restoration. You should also stay away from things that are particularly sticky as well as darkly pigmented foods and beverages that could stain your temporary veneers. Once you have your permanent veneers in place, you don’t need to worry too much about most foods. Just be careful with extremely hard foods and dark beverages. If you experience sensitivity immediately after your veneers are placed, avoid items that are particularly hot and cold.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Veneers are unable to change the actual position of the teeth or jaw, so they are not effective at treating bite problems. However, if you have a mild open bite, veneers can make your teeth look longer and wider so that they appear to line up correctly. You can also use veneers to hide small gaps between the teeth. Veneers will only ever be recommended for bite issues that don’t cause significant oral health problems yet affect your appearance. If you want to undergo orthodontic treatment and get veneers, you should complete orthodontic treatment first.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

The goal of veneers is for all of your visible teeth to match, so you will receive an appropriate number of veneers to accomplish this goal. Some people get a single veneer to cover one tooth while others get anywhere from 6 to 12 for a more complete smile makeover. During your consultation with us, we will discuss what the right number of veneers is for you to meet the goals you have for your smile.