Porcelain Veneers | Austin TX

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

Why do a veneer and not a crown?

Veneers are an excellent opportunity to enhance the appearance of someone’s smile, but can also be used for other purposes in dentistry. Many people ask what is the difference between a veneer and a crown. A veneer is a more conservative covering for the tooth where less tooth structure needs to be removed. Unlike a crown that covers all surfaces of the tooth, a veneer primarily covers the front of the tooth for enhanced esthetics.

Other reasons why veneers can be used in dentistry include:

1)      Cover teeth that have been stained on the inside

2)      Provide length to the size of a tooth

3)      Close small spaces or gaps on a patient’s front teeth.

4)      Give teeth that are slightly misaligned a straightened appearance

How durable are porcelain veneers?

With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.

Dr. Miller will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.