Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

Model showing a porcelain dental veneer being placed on a tooth

Are you looking for a way to dramatically improve your smile? Porcelain veneers transform your teeth, making them whiter and covering any flaws. We’re here at Rigby Advanced Dental to answer your questions about veneers. What is the veneer process like? Are they a permanent solution?

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain casings. Porcelain is a great dental material because of its natural appearance, strength, and resistance to stains. We bond the veneers to the front part of your teeth, covering small cracks, chips, or stains. They give your teeth a beautiful, uniform appearance. Before you decide if you want to move forward, you’ll get a clear idea of what your new smile will look like thanks to realistic 3D models.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers are permanent and can’t be reversed. To fit the casing against your tooth, Dr. Shalaby and the team need to remove some of your natural tooth’s enamel. When cared for with brushing, flossing, and regular appointments to the dentist, veneers can last more than 15 years before they need to be replaced. Compared to other cosmetic treatments, veneers provide a more dramatic and longer-lasting transformation.

Caring For Veneers

How do you keep your veneers in great shape for as long as possible? While the porcelain won’t decay, the natural tooth underneath is still vulnerable. Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day and floss once a day. Mouthwash can also help fight gum disease and cavities. To stay in great oral health, avoid tobacco products. A thorough oral hygiene routine not only protects your veneers. It helps your overall health, as well.

Interested in Porcelain Veneers?

A smile makeover can boost your self-confidence. If you want to learn more about veneers and how they can transform your appearance, please contact us at our Austin office. We can answer any questions you have and get you on your way to a new smile!

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How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve the Appearance of My Teeth?

Pretty blonde, blue eyed girl with a wide smile showing off beautiful teeth

Teeth. We only get one set, so it might feel like you’re stuck with what you’ve got. Fortunately for so many of us with troubled teeth, that’s just not true. The wonder of cosmetic dentistry is that it can fix just about any woes you may have in regards to your smile. In this blog post we’ll explore how the cosmetic procedures we offer here at Rigby Advanced Dental can transform your smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Tooth discoloration can really bring you down, making you self-conscious of your smile. It’s a common problem, especially with so many of us reliant on tooth-staining coffee or committed to our nightly glass of highly-pigmented red wine. Luckily, it’s a problem we can address. With professional whitening, we can restore your teeth to their natural brilliance using safe and effective technology.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are the next step up in cosmetic dentistry. They are a true commitment, but one that will deliver you a brand new smile. Because the process involves removing a layer of the enamel before bonding the custom-made veneer to the teeth, the process is permanent. The result is a truly perfect smile, one that’s straight, bright and white, and is resistant to chips and discoloration.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Looking for a full smile-overhaul? If whitening and veneers alone won’t cut it, we can use a variety of solutions to reconstruct your smile to fit your unique needs. While cosmetic services like veneers may be incorporated, we also draw from a range of restorative techniques to address issues such as missing teeth, broken or worn down teeth, misshapen teeth, jaw pain, and more.

Get Started Now!

If you’re ready to see an improvement in your smile, the first step is to set up a consultation. We’ll talk options, process, budget, and results! Give our office a call and we’ll get your visit on the books.

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Rigby Advanced Dental Offers Cosmetic Restorations

Rigby Advanced Dental offers an advanced look at your mouth and its needs. Cosmetic restorations are a way to cover (hide) natural or acquired defects int the mouth.  If cosmetic dentistry is your focus, Dr. Brent Rigby can help. He often recommends a cosmetic consultation and cosmetic diagnostic work-up. This work-up will include taking impressions of your teeth and Dr. Rigby doing a mock-up of what the restorations could potentially look like. Dr. Rigby will sit down with you and discuss any necessary treatments and make sure all your questions are answered prior to performing any definitive treatment. Here is a little information on the different types of cosmetic treatments available from Rigby Advanced Dental.

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What Are Dental Veneers?

One of the hottest topics discussed in dentistry today is the use of Dental Veneers in the restoration of an individuals smile.  Interestingly enough, veneers have come full circle in technology and aesthetic ability over the last 30 years and it seems that with Hollywood and the media’s ability to hype a product they are here to stay and hopefully continue to improve smiles everywhere!  Here at Rigby Advanced Dental we often hear the questions, “What are dental veneers?”, “How long do they last?”, “Can I get them?” and “How much do they cost?”.  To better inform our dental friends about veneers we will address these questions and more in this post.

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