Veneers – Waco, TX
Versatile Shells for Your Teeth
Often enough, you only need to address one smile flaw. Maybe your teeth are stained or discolored, or you have a tooth that’s been chipped or cracked. However, treating several defects at once can seem complicated. You might think there’s no single procedure that’d help. Well, there is such a service: porcelain veneers from Dental Station Waco. These versatile shells for teeth clear up all sorts of dental imperfections. To learn more about them, keep reading or book a visit to our office.
What are Dental Veneers?
Put simply, dental veneers are thin shells made of high-quality porcelain. Dentists place them on the fronts of teeth to hide smile flaws. In particular, such imperfections include stains, chips, cracks, and fractures. Veneers can even hide dental misalignments, earning them their nickname of “instant orthodontics.”
Aside from hiding flaws, though, veneers beautify your smile with their material. Lab workers customize their porcelain to match your surrounding teeth in color, size, and shape. As a result, the shells blend seamlessly with your smile. Thanks to special cement and etching methods, they also remain firmly secure on your teeth.
The Process of Getting Veneers
Getting veneers involves a multi-step process. In particular, you must undergo three separate treatment stages: a consultation, a preparation visit, and a final placement. Each is crucial to getting excellent long-term results.
For the consultation, you’ll discuss your treatment options with Dr. Winarick. This talk will include your smile goals, the results you desire, your medical history, and more. By covering these topics, our team can draft a solid treatment plan that suits your needs. The discussion will also help you understand what to expect from care.
Once you’ve settled these details, Dr. Winarick will prep your teeth for veneers. This work removes bits of your enamel to make room for the shells. From there, she’ll take dental impressions that a lab uses to craft the final products. Such crafting takes several weeks, though, so you’ll wear temporary veneers in the meantime.
The final placement occurs when your permanent veneers are ready. At that time, Dr. Winarick will place them on your teeth and make final adjustments.
The Benefits of Veneers
Porcelain veneers happen to have a great many benefits. Among them, the most common ones include the following:
- Lifelike Results: Because veneers are made of porcelain, they’re beautiful and seamlessly blend with your smile. Given these facts, you can expect highly realistic results.
- Versatile Effects: Since veneers cover the entire fronts of teeth, they can hide many smile flaws at once. That means they can treat stains, chips, misalignments, and more.
- Durability: Porcelain is a stain-resistant material, so veneers discolor less often than tooth enamel. The shells also protect otherwise-exposed teeth from plaque.
- Long Lifespan: The average veneer has a lifespan of 15-20 years. If you care for one well, though, it could last for 30 years or more!