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Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic Dentistry means healthy teeth

Dr. Tejas Patel and his team of highly trained and skilled dental professionals will make sure you walk out with a smile that’s brighter and healthier than the one you walked in with each and every time.

Porcelain Veneers are one of the most affordable and time-efficient ways to correct cosmetic damage and imperfections with your teeth. When handled with the proper combination of artistic skill and technical proficiency, a veneer can provide you with an incredibly natural looking cover for your tooth that will be indistinguishable from your other teeth. Veneers can be used to close small gaps between teeth, repair the appearance of teeth that have been cracked, and even cover teeth that have been permanently stained or discolored where whitening may not be effective.

Austin TX, Dr. Tejas Patel's experience with veneers allows him to provide patients with some of the best services in the area, both in the placement of new veneers and the maintenance of existing veneers. Whether you're interested in making quick and effective changes to the way that your smile looks or you're interested in a total smile makeover, Lakeway Smiles can provide you with some great looking solutions.

How Do Veneers Work?

A veneer is a thin layer of material that is made to fit over your tooth.  They are most commonly made out of porcelain.  This smooth substance is extremely durable when handled properly, and can be colored to match the shade of your existing teeth, so you won't have to worry about one looking different from the others. The veneer itself is fabricated, and then gently cut and shaped to match the natural look of your teeth.

When compared to the cost of other procedures, such as a dental crown, a veneer is usually the best option if Dr. Patel finds that it will be the right fit. Veneers are extremely resistant to both chipping and staining. In fact, in some cases, they can be even more resistant to damage than your natural teeth. Veneers also last for several years without needing to be replaced with the proper maintenance, which makes them a fantastic option for patients that want to get brighter, whiter teeth without repeated visits.

When is a Veneer Right For Me?

  • If you have damaged teeth, whether through decay or physical injury, then you may want to consider dental veneers. These shells can be used to correct chips or cracks in teeth, as well as provide valuable protection to prevent further damage.
  • If you have gaps between your teeth, then veneers might be able to correct the issue without braces. Applying a veneer is a pain-free process that requires a small amount of preparation of the targeted tooth.
  • If your teeth are misshapen, veneers can correct that issue. Misshapen teeth can be caused by some different reasons, including adult teeth that have grown incorrectly, or genetic conditions which may cause a misshaping of your dental structure. Veneers can give you quick and efficient correction at an affordable cost. Best of all, it can be easy to replace a veneer if it becomes damaged or dislodged for some reason, as the covered tooth has already been adequately prepared for bonding.

For these reasons and more, veneers are often the top option when it comes to getting better-looking teeth at an affordable price. Compared to the prices of other, comparable cosmetic procedures, veneers often cost less as well. To find out how much veneers may cost in your situation, it's best to schedule a consultation at Austin Cosmetic Austin TX so that we can get an accurate assessment of your current dental needs, as well as information on your dental history. We'll be able to provide you with more specific, and affordable, treatment as well.

A Solution for Everyone

Veneers are perfect for patients of any age, occupation, or level of physical activity. The amount of recovery time is minimal, and your veneer will be permanently bonded upon your second or third visit depending on your dental situation. Again, a consultation with Dr. Patel will provide you with more information on what veneers can do for your dental profile, as well as how veneers can be extremely affordable for patients of nearly any income level. Schedule an appointment today, and find out why veneers are something to smile about. Call today 512-263-8337  or any of our two Austin Texas location to schedule your appointment.

Smile Solutions Austin

Teeth can chip or become worn down as we age, resulting in difficulty chewing and an uneven smile. Accidents and trauma to the mouth may also cause chipping. Austin residents with tooth chips can be covered by porcelain veneers, mended with dental bonding, or covered with crowns.

Crooked teeth

Many adults who did not have orthodontic treatment as children want to have their teeth straightened as adults. This can now be done conveniently and unobtrusively at the Austin cosmetic dentistry office with invisible braces or in many cases; porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for hiding any misalignment.

Old crowns

Crowns often crack or discolor when they’ve become too old. Many people have metal crowns on their front & back teeth, and these can now be replaced with durable porcelain crowns that match your natural tooth color. Older Crown also causes darkness or an unsightly black line at the gum line, especially if the gums have receded. This can be improved with porcelain crowns that appear more natural and seamless.

Discolored teeth

Discoloration from the effects of smoking, coffee, tea, red wine, and other stains can be erased by a dentist, specializing in teeth whitening procedures, or with porcelain veneers or crowns.

Old metal fillings

Old metal fillings darken over the years and can discolor the whole tooth. They can be removed and replaced with porcelain fillings custom made to match your tooth’s natural color.

Gaps in your smile

Teeth may wear down due to grinding, nail biting, decay or the aging process. The Austin dental team can build it up with dental bonding, or cover with porcelain veneers or crowns. Teeth that are greatly worn down may be replaced with crowns.

Gaps in your smile

If you have gapped teeth that make you feel self-conscious, there are several cosmetic dentistry options you can potentially use to close or cover that gap: porcelain veneers, crowns, invisible braces (Invisalign®) or bonding .

Misshapen teeth

As with gapped teeth, there are several dentistry treatment options to correct misshapen teeth: porcelain veneers, bonding, crown and bridges. Your cosmetic dentist will determine the best way to restore your smile’s natural beauty.

If you’re interested in the Smile Makeovers performed at the cosmetic dentistry office in Lakeway, TX minutes away from Austin, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Patel, through our treatment coordinator.

Crowns & Veneers:  What to Expect

Pre- Appointment: During your consultation our Austin dental team will help you determine the best treatment plan for your goals.  At this time we may also recommend oral conscious sedation depending on your anxiety level and duration of appointment.  We will also take impressions (called a wax up) to get an idea of what your smile will look like and to build custom temporaries for your new smile.

Appointment Day:  If you are coming sedated you will need a ride to and from the appointment.  Once you arrive our team will escort you to your procedure room where you can get cozy in a comfortable chair.  Our team will ensure your comfort by providing you with a blanket, a neck pillow, dark glasses to keep the light from your eyes, and music of your choice. Nitrous oxide is also available per your request to help calm and soothe you even more.  Dr. Patel will then prep your natural teeth for placement of your temporary veneers.  Placing your temporary veneers or crowns temporary crowns/veneers typically take between 2-5 hours depending on how many are being placed.

Final Appointment: In about 2-3 weeks your final veneers will be placed and bonded permanently to your natural teeth.  This appointment requires no prepping of tooth structure and is very comfortable.  We do not recommend any oral sedation with this appointment in order to view your new smile because we want it to be a moment you’ll never forget- a true life changing event.  This appointment can take anywhere from 1.5-4 hours.improve, to long term oral health concerns that we can correct.

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