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Porcelain Veneers in Oak Hills

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When you look in the mirror, does your focus instantly turn to your imperfect teeth? If discoloration, chips, or cracks are causing you to feel insecure about your appearance, you do not have to live with the results. You can get the smile that you have always wanted using one of the most preferred cosmetic procedures. Dr. D. Michael Miller will restore your confidence with porcelain veneers in Oak Hills. In as little as two appointments, you will have the drastic, natural-looking results that you have always wanted.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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Veneers are quite versatile, allowing them to be used to cover several cosmetic concerns. By attaching thin shells to the front surfaces of your teeth, your imperfections are instantly hidden. Since porcelain closely mimics the appearance of your enamel, your results will look natural. Not to mention, porcelain also offers another benefit as well. It allows the veneers to be thinner than those made from other materials, so less of your tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process.

How Can Veneers Help Me?

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Your cosmetic dentist in San Antonio, Dr, Miller, can use veneers to correct several issues that cause you to feel insecure about your smile, like dark tooth discoloration. Veneers can hide tough stains that will not respond to traditional treatments to restore a bright, white appearance.

Overall, they improve the size, shape, and proportion of your teeth. This is the perfect option if you have chips or cracks. They can also enhance their size if they are shorter than average. Often, they are used as an alternative to braces because they can close gaps and make your teeth appear straighter. Now, you will not have to spend months wearing braces to get the straight smile that you have always wanted.

What Can I Expect During the Treatment?

After an initial consultation to see if you are a candidate for veneers, a customized treatment plan will be created. During the first phase, your teeth are cleaned, and a small amount of enamel will be removed to ensure that they will sit flush. Impressions are then taken to develop the veneers to meet your exact needs in a dental lab. While you wait, temporary ones will be attached. In a couple of weeks, you will return to our office to have your final veneers bonded in place.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

On average, veneers last for about 10 years before needing to be replaced. To protect your investment, it is best to use nonabrasive dental products when brushing and flossing. In addition, you will want to avoid anything that may cause them to chip or crack, like using your teeth as tools to open packages or biting into overly hard foods. Do not forget to schedule a cleaning and checkup every six months.

Restore Your Confidence Today!

If you are ready to see a flawless smile in the mirror, Dr. Miller can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Investing in your smile is definitely something you won’t regret doing. But, if you need a little more information about porcelain veneers in Springfield, we have you covered! We’ve collected some commonly asked questions so you can feel confident in your decision to improve your grin.

How do I take care of my porcelain veneers?

After you get your porcelain veneers, caring for them is incredibly easy. Be sure to brush twice each day, and floss at least once a day to help protect your mouth from accumulating plaque and harmful oral bacteria. Don’t forget to schedule your routine checkups and cleanings with your dentist in Springfield, too! You can also increase their lifespan by avoiding hard foods like almonds. 

Does dental insurance cover veneers?

Because insurance policies vary drastically, it’s best to contact your company to double-check what services are and aren’t covered. However, some companies may cover as much as 50% of a fee that they deem reasonable. For the best answer, be sure to call our office as well as your dental insurance provider.

Will it hurt getting dental veneers?

Typically, we will numb patients before we begin the process, so you don’t experience any discomfort or pain. With smaller procedures where we only need to veneer a few teeth, you’ll likely not experience any discomfort, even once the numbness goes away. But, like most dental procedures, anticipate having sore gums or a sore jaw as your mouth adjusts to the veneers, especially if you’re getting eight or more of them. There’s no need to worry though, you can easily control your discomfort by taking over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen.

Do I need to avoid certain foods after I get veneers?

After you get your porcelain veneers, you’ll be able to eat practically all of the foods you originally would have. However, for the first few days after the procedure, while you’re adjusting to your veneers, it’s best to stick to eating softer foods to avoid any damage. Be sure to steer clear of foods that are excessively hard or sticky to prevent damaging your veneers, such as ice, hard candy, caramel apples, nuts, seeds, and popcorn.

What do I do if my veneers come off?

Porcelain veneers very rarely come off, but your best bet is to not panic and try to save the veneer. Don’t super glue it to your tooth. Instead, call our office immediately so we can get you an appointment as soon as possible. Keep in mind that if this happens, you may experience a little bit of sensitivity to cold and hot items while your veneer is off your tooth.

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