Veneers – Buda, TX

Light Up the Room With Every Smile

Is there something about your smile you don’t like? Whether you have one oddly-shaped tooth or a variety of dental flaws, feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your smile can have a significant impact on your everyday life! You deserve to have a smile that you’re proud to show off, and with veneers in Buda, we can help you do just that! Veneers from our Buda cosmetic dentist are arguably the most comprehensive option for redesigning the appearance of your pearly whites. Read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic service, and give us a call today to schedule your consultation and discover if veneers are right for you!

What Are Dental Veneers?

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Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells made of dental porcelain that are used to cover the frontward-facing surface of the teeth, the part that you see when you smile. They are conservative by design but offer superior esthetics and significant strength allowing for a longevity that can last for decades. As they are made of porcelain, they will not succumb to stains over time and will look virtually indistinguishable from a natural healthy tooth. 

They are a fantastic option to improve the appearance of your smile. By design, you can use them to change the shape, size, and color of your teeth. Oftentimes, veneers are used to address teeth that are:

  • Minorly chipped or cracked
  • Have slight spaces or gaps between them
  • Are stained or discolored
  • Appear slightly crooked or uneven
  • Are naturally small or misshapen

The Process of Getting Veneers

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In order to have porcelain veneers placed, your bite and tooth alignment must be in a favorable position to avoid damaging the dental restorations. That’s why your first step towards getting veneers will be to come see us for a consultation. One of our highly experienced cosmetic dentists will discuss your goals for your smile with you and evaluate your oral health. From here, we can determine if veneers are the best way to help you achieve the results you’re looking for.

If veneers are right for you, we will begin by preparing the selected tooth or teeth. This will involve removing an ultra- thin layer of enamel, then an impression or scan is taken. This information will be sent to a local dental lab where it will be used as a blueprint for your veneers. In the meantime, temporary dental veneers made out of acrylic will be put on the prepared teeth to keep them safe and comfortable. When we receive your final veneers, we’ll call you back to our office for your second appointment. We’ll remove your temporary veneers and bond your permanent veneers into place.

Benefits of Veneers

Man admiring his new smile after veneers in Buda

Veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic services, and it’s easy to see why! They offer several great benefits, such as:

  • Versatility: Veneers can be used on one or more teeth, and can be used to correct a wide variety of dental imperfections.
  • Beautiful & natural appearance: Dental porcelain is well-known for its ability to mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel, all the way down to how it reflects natural light. Once in place, no one will be able to tell your veneers apart from natural teeth.
  • Durable and stain-resistant: Dental porcelain is also very strong. Not only will it withstand daily chewing, but it is stain-resistant, so you can continue to enjoy beverages like coffee and wine.
  • Long-lasting results: Veneers are easy to care for, and with the proper maintenance, they can last for 30 years!

Veneers FAQs

Frequently asked questions about veneers

A picture-perfect smile is possible with veneers in Buda; however, they are a lifelong commitment. Don't worry if you have a few concerns because we will explain everything during your veneers consultation. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Are veneers permanent?

Veneers are meant to serve as a long-term solution; however, they don't last forever because they need to be replaced about every 10 years. While they aren't permanent, the procedure isn't reversible, either. Your dentist will need to etch the surfaces of your teeth to prepare them for bonding. Although this doesn't harm your teeth, your enamel won't grow back, so they will always need to be covered by restorations, whether veneers or crowns.

How many veneers will I need?

It's possible to bond a veneer to a single tooth to fix a chip or to hide a stain. However, the overall goal of the procedure is to enhance the entire smile. Your cosmetic dentist in Buda will recommend applying them to the teeth visible when smiling to provide the best results. Since every mouth is as unique as fingerprints, there's no way to know how many you'll need without first having a consultation. Some patients require 4 to 6 veneers, but others may need 8 or more. Your dentist will explain how many veneers it will take to reach your goals during your consultation.

How long do veneers last?

Porcelain allows veneers to be thinner than ever, but they are also more durable than materials used in the past. The average lifespan of a veneer is 10 years. It's not uncommon for them to last for much longer with the right care. Various factors will affect the life expectancy of your new smile, like your oral hygiene habits. Brushing and flossing will protect your investment but only use nonabrasive dental products. Don’t forget to visit your dentist twice per year for a cleaning and checkup. They'll also recommend breaking any bad habits that may damage your veneers, like smoking, chewing on your fingernails, or using your teeth to loosen bottle lids. Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports to protect your smile from injuries.

Are veneers covered under dental insurance?

Most dental plans don't cover elective services unless they are medically necessary, like when needing replacement veneers. However, that doesn't mean you can't use your coverage to lower the amount you’ll pay. Your benefits may cover certain aspects of your treatment plan, like your consultation, diagnostic imaging, or preparatory procedures. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any appropriate coverage. They'll explain how your benefits are being used and your payment options for any remaining balance, like a monthly payment plan through CareCredit. You can benefit from little or no interest in financing based on your credit approval. We will help you find the financial solutions you need to keep the smile of your dreams within your budget.