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 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.
At Erin McLendon, DDS & Associates - family and cosmetic dentistry, the team uses veneers to correct minor oral imperfections, including:
Veneers require an initial investment, but with routine preventive care and regular maintenance, they often last a decade or longer.
At Erin McLendon, DDS & Associates, getting veneers requires two visits.
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.
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.
You care for veneers like they’re your permanent teeth. To prevent damage, the team recommends:
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.