Tooth imperfections like cracks, chips, gaps, and discoloration can cause you to feel embarrassed and hide away your smile.
Drs. C. Mike Meek and Dr. David J. Tasch can mask dental flaws and transform your teeth with stunning, porcelain veneers.
Find out why veneers are such a popular option among our patients in the greater Austin, TX, region...
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How Much Do Veneers Cost?
At 38th Street Dental, the cost of veneers is approximately $1,200 per tooth. We manage to keep our prices fair and low compared to industry averages, while maintaining the highest quality standards. To help make treatment more affordable, our Austin practice accepts flexible financing plans through CareCredit® and Lending Club.
Ready For a Change? Schedule an Appointment at 38th Street Dental
You don’t need to go through life feeling self-conscious about your smile. Our modern practice offers a full range of state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry, including modern dental veneers. Drs. Meek and Tasch will be happy to meet with you to discuss your options and help you make the best decision for your dental care. In just a few simple appointments, we can transform less-than-perfect teeth into a gorgeous movie star smile. Get started today and begin to enjoy life with better self-confidence. You can reach our Austin, TX, dental practice online or by calling:
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What About No-Prep Veneers?
Patients looking for a more conservative way to correct a chipped, poorly shaped, or discolored tooth may qualify for Lumineers. The minimally invasive “no-prep” or “limited-prep” veneer can be placed without needing a local anesthetic or significant modification of your natural tooth. Our dentist will just make a few small changes to the contours of the enamel if needed before bonding the Lumineer shell. While the ultra-thin design of a Lumineer prevents the restoration from looking bulky against your teeth and gums, they work best for relatively minor dental imperfections. Meanwhile, Lumineers are reversible, so you do not need to commit to future replacements if you decide the treatment is not for you.
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Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Most of our patients in the Austin area make good candidates for porcelain veneers. To qualify for treatment, you primarily need overall good oral health. Teeth with cavities or previous fillings may not be strong enough to withstand the preparation process and may be better suited for a crown. Furthermore, gum disease, bruxism, and other conditions can affect your results and will need to be treated prior to cosmetic upgrades. During your consultation, we will go over the requirements and help you decide if porcelain veneers are a good long-term option.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Take a look at the timeline for traditional porcelain veneer treatment at our Austin practice...
Patients can enhance a single tooth, or transform the aesthetics of their entire dental arch with this highly customizable procedure
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Get Started on Your Journey Today
If you have any questions regarding what you can expect during the procedure, reach out to our practice by giving us a call or sending us a message online today.
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Composite Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers A Comparison of Cosmetic Dentistry Materials
While both porcelain and composite resin are designed to match your teeth and improve the aesthetics of your smile, there are key differences.
With composite veneers, we use composite resin–the same material we use for tooth-colored fillings. This composite resin is placed onto your teeth, cured, and polished.
Although it provides beautiful results, it will stain like natural teeth. However, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant to drinks like coffee and foods like berries. Additionally, porcelain has translucent properties that let the veneer catch light the way a natural tooth would, resulting in a lifelike appearance.
Composite veneers last anywhere from 5-7 years, while porcelain veneers are designed to last between 10-15 years with proper care.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Veneers?
Porcelain veneer treatment poses very few risks when performed by skilled dental professionals. The team at 38th Street Dental uses the latest technology to increase the accuracy of treatment and prevent unwanted complications. Side effects are rare and include dental sensitivity and damage to the deeper layers of tissue. However, sensitivity usually subsides after a few weeks. Our meticulous dentists have decades of experience with porcelain veneers and carefully execute our treatments to ensure your comfort and ultimate satisfaction.
Should I Repair or Replace My Veneers?
While veneers can last over a decade with proper maintenance, they will eventually need to be replaced. Our dental practice serving Austin, TX, can address repairs or place beautiful new veneers that reinvigorate your smile and give you that day-one look again.
If you notice any of the following, turn to our cosmetic dentistry team to determine whether your veneers should be repaired or replaced.
Your Veneers Are Chipped or Cracked
If your veneers exhibit noticeable damage in the form of chips, cracks, scratches, or other imperfections, it may feel like the whole purpose of your cosmetic restoration is defeated. Whether they have incurred physical damage or were improperly fit to your natural bite, we have the tools necessary to restore an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Your Teeth Appear Dark or Stained
If the teeth underneath your veneers are getting darker, the color will show through translucent veneers. Leaky veneers can also promote tooth decay. If you are concerned that your smile isn’t as dazzlingly white as it once was, our dentists can get to the root of the issue. In some cases, your veneers will simply need to be re-bonded.
Your Veneers Don't Fit Properly
Typically, veneers are custom-made to fit perfectly on top of your teeth. However, if your teeth aren’t measured correctly, your cosmetic restorations may wind up being too large to fit comfortably in your mouth. Ill-fitting veneers not only shortchange you in terms of aesthetic appearance but may cause discomfort, as well. If you need your veneers to be a different shape or size, our dental team is ready to help.
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