Veneers Specialist

Erin McLendon, DDS & Associates - Family and Cosmetic Dentistry -  - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Erin McLendon, DDS & Associates - Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Hollywood Park, San Antonio, TX

If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, veneers are an excellent option. At Erin McLendon, DDS & Associates - family and cosmetic dentistry, the team of expert dentists use porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of oral imperfections like pointy and unusually shaped teeth. To make an appointment at the practice in San Antonio, Texas, call the office today or book online.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain bonded to the front of your natural teeth. They’re used to mask minor oral imperfections but can also make your smile appear more balanced and symmetrical. 

The number of veneers you need depends on the issues addressed, but most people get between six and eight.

What issues can veneers correct?

At Erin McLendon, DDS & Associates - family and cosmetic dentistry, the team uses veneers to correct minor oral imperfections, including:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chips, fractures, and pitting
  • Stains or severe tooth discoloration
  • Smaller-than-average teeth
  • Pointy or unusually shaped teeth

Veneers require an initial investment, but with routine preventive care and regular maintenance, they often last a decade or longer.

What does getting veneers involve?

At Erin McLendon, DDS & Associates, getting veneers requires two visits.

First veneers visit

Before applying veneers to your teeth, your provider conducts an oral exam and asks about your goals. Afterward, they take oral X-rays to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. If everything checks out, your provider administers a local anesthetic and gently removes a thin layer of enamel from each tooth.

Then, your provider takes digital impressions and sends them to a dental facility. The dental facility uses your impressions to craft a set of custom veneers that transform your smile.

Second veneers visit

When your custom veneers are finished, you return to the office. The team administers a local anesthetic to numb your mouth and bonds the veneers to the front of your teeth. Before you leave, they polish your veneers and provide at-home care instructions.

How do I care for veneers?

You care for veneers like they’re your permanent teeth. To prevent damage, the team recommends:

  • Brushing twice daily
  • Visiting the dentist every six months for an oral exam and teeth cleaning
  • Avoiding bad habits like chewing on pen caps or ice cubes
  • Wearing a mouthguard when exercising or doing other strenuous activities

By following these guidelines, veneers can last 10-15* years and sometimes even longer.

To learn more about the benefits of veneers, make an appointment at Erin McLendon, DDS & Associates - family and cosmetic dentistry by booking online or calling the office today.

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