Consider veneers if you want a more beautiful and balanced smile. At Wellness Dental in Austin, Texas, experienced general and implant dentist Francisca Giple-Johnson, DDS, uses dental veneers to cover various oral imperfections, including stains, broken teeth, and gaps between the teeth. Call the office today to request a veneer consultation or book online.
Veneers are porcelain shells bonded to the front of your permanent teeth. They cover oral imperfections that won’t improve with other treatments, like teeth whitening.
If you have a broken tooth, you might only need one veneer. Even so, Dr. Giple-Johnson typically recommends getting 6-8, so you can achieve a more symmetrical smile.
At Wellness Dental, Dr. Giple-Johnson uses veneers to fix various cosmetic issues, including:
You might also be a candidate for veneers if you have pointy or unusually shaped teeth.
To get veneers, you need healthy gums and teeth. If you have gum disease or crooked teeth, you need to undergo a separate treatment first. Dr. Giple-Johnson might recommend scaling and root planing or orthodontics.
At Wellness Dental, getting veneers takes two visits several weeks apart.
Dr. Giple-Johnson reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes digital X-rays. If you have healthy teeth and gums, she administers a local anesthetic and uses laser dentistry to remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth.
Next, Dr. Giple-Johnson takes impressions of your mouth with a digital scanner. She sends your impressions to a dental lab that creates a set of porcelain veneers. A week or two later, when the veneers are finished, you return to Wellness Dental.
Dr. Giple-Johnson bonds the veneers to your teeth, checks your bite, and provides care instructions. You leave the office with a fully transformed smile.
If you take care of your veneers, they can last 15 years* and maybe longer. Dr. Giple-Johnson recommends practicing good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice daily, floss regularly, and visit Wellness Dental every six months. She also recommends taking precautions, including:
Call Wellness Dental to learn more about the benefits of veneers today or click the online booking feature.
*Individual results may vary.