San Antonio’s Preeminent Porcelain Veneers
If you’re dissatisfied with your smile, you’ve probably noticed it affects every area of your life. Hiding your smile can affect your confidence when it comes to social situations, including trying to get a job, make friends, or date. But there’s an easy remedy to help you gain confidence in your smile, available right here in San Antonio.
Porcelain veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells that can be bonded to the fronts of your teeth, hiding imperfections, and irregularities. We custom design our veneers so that they complement, brighten, and improve your smile. In addition, the veneers are made to last. They are durable and effective.
Issues Addressed by Porcelain Veneers
If you have one or two teeth that have slight irregularities, veneers could be the perfect solution for you. Here are a few of the common issues veneers can remedy:
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- A misaligned tooth
- Irregularities in shape
- Irregularities in size
- Stained or discolored teeth
Some have referred to veneers as “instant orthodontics” because they can take care of tooth issues in a minimally invasive way. There are also many other benefits to receiving porcelain veneers from Dr. Camacho and our team, including:
- We customize our veneers to match your smile
- We craft our veneers from the highest quality materials
- Our veneers are durable and effective
- Veneers are easy to care for
Porcelain Veneers at Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio
What are porcelain veneers and their benefits?
Hello, I am Dr. Edward Camacho from Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio, and I want to give you some information about porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are artificial covers to replace the enamel on the front of the teeth. They can replace a broken enamel or be placed directly over teeth to correct problems like spaces/gaps between teeth.
They are also capable of aligning/straightening misaligned teeth and brightening up the color of the teeth as well.
How long does it take to get porcelain veneers done?
Veneers typically take three visits. One of the visits will be when the veneers are ordered and returned from the dental lab to get a preview of what they will look like.
Both the patient and I can be certain of the color, shape, size, and everything about the veneer being right. If there are any corrections needed, I send them back into the laboratory for alterations.
On the third visit, they are exactly what the patient is anticipating, what I am requesting, and making for a much more successful result.
Who is an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers?
The typical patient who is a candidate for veneers has relatively straight teeth. Veneers cannot fix teeth that are dramatically out of alignment.
The typical lifespan of a veneer for a patient is 10 to 15 years. They can exceed 20 years if they are well taken care of.
Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you are unhappy with some aspects of your smile and you have relatively good oral health, you may be a great candidate for veneers. As long as you do not have issues with tooth decay, gum disease, or your bite, you should be able to receive veneers.
Technical Note: The term instant orthodontics could be seen as misleading, since veneers can give the “appearance” of straight teeth; however, they do not correct any bite problems, and only if they are no-prep veneers, are they minimally invasive. Furthermore, traditional veneers require cutting tooth structure.
Dentistry for you, and only for you: how to enjoy the benefits of personalized treatment planning with Dr. Edward Camacho
I found that cosmetic dentistry of san Antonio through a very good search online. For me it was very implant to find a doctor that was well accredited and had industry recognition. So, after some search online and some great recommendations, I found Dr. Edward Camacho’s office. I have seen several dentists over the course of my life and this was a great opportunity for me to find a provider that not only had comprehensive plans for me and my treatment but also had friendly staff and industry recognition. So, for me a cosmetic dentist was very important for the level and look of treatment that I wanted for my overall smile and my smile journey. To be quite honest I am actually a little bit of a challenging patient because I have seen so many dentists I have an idea of what it is like to have good staff or a practice so for me it was very imprint for me to have staff that understood what my end goals were and for them to also deliver those results. So overall Dr. Edward Camacho’s staff has been very well informed and educated and very respectful so I was very glad to work with them and him and I have just not had any complaints and they are willing to meet my requirements and so the level of communication between me and the team has been at the highest level. I kwon a lot of dentists usually treat based on payment options or trying to go with the most feasible options, by Dr. Edward Camacho kind of understood what my budget was but also the end goal and the results that I had in mind so we found a very good treatment plan. Honestly at the beginning the plan we had laid out was very different to what I had imagines but I am very happy with the results. I came in with the idea that I wanted veneers and that I because I had already gone through braces as a young adult and for me it was very implant to have a perfect smile, so I came in for my initial consultation with that in mind and ideally I had that as the end goal as well, but Dr. Edward Camacho recommended that I go through an alignment process and do clear core and so we did do 4 months of clear correct followed by 8 months of porcelain brackets on my lower teeth I did have a Gingivectomy to laser off the gums for ore symmetrical smile and we did cosmetic shaping also to shape the teeth and align them a little better, so the end results were exactly what I wanted without going through the drastic veneers. Before my treatment I had a very straight smile, some would say it was straight in character but after my treatment plan I feel very confident and that my teeth look very symmetrical, very clean and very white and it is definitely much better than I had anticipated and overall it gives me a lot of confidence when I am in person, in a meeting ro just having to communicate where I know that my smile is not going to be the biggest self-conscious thing on my mind. I just want to thank the staff and Dr. Edward Camacho for the level of care and respect and overall understanding of what my goals were and because of that immaculate treatment I am very confident coming into the office I know that the results were going to be great and I recommend him and this practice to anyone in town he is the best in the industry.
For more information about dental veneers or to schedule a smile design consultation at our San Antonio office, please give us a call today. We’d love to answer any questions you may have.