Refine Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
A misaligned or discolored smile can diminish your self-esteem and may make you feel self-conscious. If you’re ready to stop hiding your cosmetic dental imperfections, porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution for you.
At Fifield Dental Center, we’re proud to offer this safe and effective cosmetic solution to patients in the Lakeway area looking to give their smiles an added boost. Learn more about this treatment and discover if you’re a candidate by reading our helpful guide below.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Also known as dental veneers, porcelain veneers are thin, durable shells that can improve the structure and appearance of your smile. Dr. Dupper will customize your veneers to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth, ensuring they’ll blend in seamlessly with your surrounding smile
Additionally, porcelain veneers can help prevent tooth decay and better support your teeth. Best of all, these durable shells can last up to 15 years if properly cared for.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers come with numerous benefits, including:
- Natural look and feel
- Stain-resistant material
- Durable and long-lasting
- Low maintenance solution
- Short procedure time
- Minimally invasive procedure
Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a great option for many patients looking to correct their cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Dupper may recommend this treatment for patients whose teeth are:
- Chipped or cracked
- Misaligned or misshapen
- Worn-down or weakened
- Discolored or stained
However, this treatment isn’t for everyone. Dr. Dupper will determine if porcelain veneers are the best option for you during your consultation at our Lakeway office. He’ll recommend other possible options if porcelain veneers aren’t the most effective solution for you.
The Porcelain Veneer Process
Your porcelain veneers procedure can be completed in as few as two appointments at our Lakeway office. You’ll first attend a consultation appointment with Dr. Dupper, where he’ll determine if veneers are the best option to fulfill your goals. He’ll also inspect your mouth for any underlying oral health issues that may complicate the veneer process.
Once you’ve been cleared for the procedure, Dr. Dupper will take a digital scan of your teeth to guide in creating your custom veneers. They’ll be personalized to match the size, shape, and color of your teeth, allowing them to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
At your second appointment, Dr. Dupper will prepare your teeth for the procedure by removing a small part of your enamel. This will create enough room for the veneers to be placed and look natural.
From there, a bonding agent will be applied to your teeth, followed by your personalized veneer. After a short waiting period to ensure the veneers have properly bonded, you’ll be able to walk out of our Lakeway office with a beautiful new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
After your veneers have been placed, they won’t require any special care. Simply brush and floss twice a day to keep your veneers and natural teeth healthy. We also recommend scheduling biannual check-ups with Dr. Dupper at our Lakeway office. He’ll ensure your veneers and overall oral health are in good condition.
Porcelain veneers are applied with a quick and painless procedure. Dr. Dupper will numb your teeth with a local anesthetic to eliminate any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
The only pain you’re likely to experience is mild discomfort after the anesthetic wears off. This will fade after a short period of time, but pain relievers and cold compresses can help alleviate the sensation in the meantime.
If your veneer gets damaged or falls off, don’t attempt to repair or replace it yourself. This may lead to further damage and can complicate your treatment. Carefully place the damaged or dislodged veneer in a small plastic bag to bring and contact us right away at (512) 263-0064. We’ll schedule an appointment for you at our Lakeway office so Dr. Dupper can assess the situation.
Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Dupper
At Fifield Dental Center, we understand the importance of a beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution for rejuvenating your smile and boosting your confidence. Dr. Dupper can help determine if this treatment is the right choice for you. All you need to do is schedule an appointment!
Contact our Lakeway dental office at (512) 263-0064 or fill out our online form to request an appointment and someone will get back to you shortly. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you deserve!