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San Antonio Porcelain Veneers

Smiling woman outdoorsA gorgeous, flawless smile is not something most people are lucky enough to be born with, but if you are lucky enough to be a patient at Legacy Dental SA, you can count on our cosmetic dentist and team to help you create a gorgeous smile. Porcelain veneer treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic solutions we offer. These quick, comfortable cosmetic treatments allow us to transform smiles in just two short office visits. If you want to learn more about porcelain veneers and your other treatment options, call our friendly dentistry team to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation in our San Antonio dental office.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain. The porcelain veneers are shaped to fit over the fronts of teeth, recreating the shape, color, and texture of the smile.

Who Should Consider Veneers?

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Cosmetic smile transformation can be completed with porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of a number of tooth flaws, including:

  • Replacing lost structure to chipped teeth
  • Covering cracks in the surfaces of teeth
  • Concealing deep set stains that don’t respond to whitening
  • Closing gaps between teeth

How are Veneers Placed?

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Porcelain veneers should be placed over the course of two appointments in our office. The initial visit is a preparation, planning, and smile design session. We prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of surface structure to allow the veneers to lay flat within the smile. Then, impressions are captured of your prepared teeth. Our dental lab uses these impressions to design your custom veneers. Finally, we place a temporary veneer. This allows you to get used to the look and feel of your veneer and protects teeth between visits. When we receive your porcelain veneers from our lab, you return for the second appointment. During this shorter visit, we simply remove the temporary veneers and place your flawless, custom porcelain veneers.

How Much do Veneers Cost?

The cost of porcelain veneer treatment plans varies depending on the number of teeth, type of porcelain used, and a variety of other factors. In most cases, patients pay between $800 and $2000 per tooth to achieve their flawless smiles.

How do I Care for my Porcelain Veneers?

Once your veneers are placed, we review your at-home oral hygiene products and routines. Most patients can maintain their regular daily tooth brushing and flossing plans, but we may recommend switching to softer toothbrushes or less abrasive toothpastes. You might also want to use a waxed floss to avoid pulling on the edges of your veneer. In addition to daily brushing and flossing, it’s important to use protective mouthguards as directed during sports events and practices and at nighttime to avoid damage caused by teeth grinding and clenching. You should also avoid using teeth to open packages and crack nuts and stop biting nails or crunching ice.