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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 many other benefits to receiving porcelain veneers from Dr. Camacho and Dr. Pennington, 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 vs. Crowns: Which Is Better?

Veneers are a very, very thin piece of porcelain that are actually bonded or glued to the front of a tooth. My name is Dr. Natalie Pennington. I practice that cosmetic dentistry of San Antonio. Every patient’s smile based on their facial aesthetics, is going to have a different type of smile and a different type of smile. We put different type of teeth, and then veneers, porcelain. The veneers are a great option because they mimic nature the best. We want to basically be able to reflect light so that it looks natural, have the shape of a natural tooth. So with other materials, it’s just not as natural. It’s not as lifelike. Sometimes patients have the misconception that veneers are drilling on a tooth. They are. However, there are veneers called minimal prep. We barely touched the tooth. We really are just re-contouring, reshaping the tooth. So they’re a very conservative approach. Crowds is basically more of a full coverage, meaning that it covers the entire tooth versus the veneer will just cover the front of the tooth. Nowadays, porcelain crowns are very popular. They can be very strong. The nice thing about pos and crowns is that they’re very pretty, so they’re aesthetic and they’re also very functional.

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.

Porcelain Veneers at Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio

Porcelain Veneers Video - Edward J Camacho DDS & Confidence Builder Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio

I’m Dr. Edward Camacho from Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio. You used to have a photographic simulation where we could take a photograph and then Photoshop someone else’s straight teeth behind the lips, and that was better than nothing. What is actually proven to be the most effective is something called a smile test drive. They get to see what their smile looks like in advance. No obligation to move forward, but just like test driving a car, you get to drive it around the block a couple of times or the weekend or whatever and decide, yes, I like it, or no I don’t. Here’s the keys. Thank you very much. Here they get to see on their teeth, on their smile, what it looks like, what it feels like. They get to actually experience what veneers can do for them. If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your smile, veneers can be an excellent solution. Book your appointment today for a more confident and beautiful smile.

Porcelain Veneers at Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio
Porcelain veneers are artificial covers to replace the enamel on the front of the teeth. It can replace a broken enamel or be placed directly over teeth to correct problems like spaces/gaps between teeth.

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.

Dentistry for you, and only for you: how to enjoy the benefits of personalized treatment planning with Dr. Edward Camacho

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The best kind of compliments are those that we receive from our own patients. Here is yet another classic example of how Dr. Edward Camacho and his staff made a great impression on this young patient. She talks about how much she appreciates the work that was put in and how her plan was designed specifically for her so that she has the ideal outcome given her requirements. From the dental expertise and treatment to financing options—this client was thrilled to have worked with Edward Camacho and is happy to recommend him to anyone.

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.

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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.

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Dr. Edward Camacho

Combining unique cosmetic dental skills and artistry to create confident and beautiful smiles in San Antonio, TX for over four decades is Edward J. Camacho DDS.

Dr. Camacho received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He was the Director of the Dental Clinic at Inman Christian Center before commencing his private practice in San Antonio. He is a Member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, San Antonio District Dental Society, Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

He is constantly updating his knowledge and has followed continuing education in cosmetic, restorative, laser, and computerized dentistry; dental implants; orthodontics; and endodontics. He is also a Certified Lumineers and Invisalign services provider and has won his patients’ trust as well as many awards including America’s Top Dentist awards in Cosmetic and General Dentistry.


Dr. Pennington is an incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated practitioner inspired by the passion and purpose she discovers in dentistry. She has extensive experience performing general, cosmetic, and restorative dental procedures, such as full mouth reconstruction, while providing optimal patient care.

She earned her DDS from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco and is licensed to practice dentistry in three states. Dr. Pennington received extensive training at the Aesthetic Advantage Institute from renowned cosmetic dentist expert Dr. Larry Rosenthal. Named to Incisal Edge Magazine's 7th annual 2017 40 Under 40 Dentists list for a distinctive combination of business acumen, community activism, and familiarity with current trends, all of which contribute to expert dentistry skills.

Dr. Pennington is fluent in Korean and rudimentary Japanese. Being an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, she stays current on the newest technology and advancements in all cosmetic and general dentistry. Dr. Pennington looks forward to establishing your trust and serving you in all your dental needs.

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We know how important it is to find a cosmetic dentist you can trust. At Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio, we offer you high-quality, patient-focused care. We believe in taking the time to answer your questions and address your concerns before we help you create a treatment plan that is unique for you. If you're ready to explore cosmetic dentistry treatments, please visit us today. You can also call 210-405-3157 to schedule an appointment.

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