Most people believe that they can only dream of having the picture-perfect smiles of celebrities and movie stars. But most of the time, those gorgeous smiles are the result of a relatively simple cosmetic dentistry procedure called porcelain veneers. And we have more good news: veneers are one of the many cosmetic services that Dr. Williamson offers to his patients from throughout the San Antonio, Texas area.
What You Should Know about Porcelain Veneers
Just as the name implies, porcelain veneers consist of an extremely thin layer of porcelain that is placed directly over the surface of the patient’s teeth. But this isn’t the porcelain used in fine china! Instead, dental porcelain is a remarkably strong and durable material that can be made to be virtually any shade and actually protects the dental patient’s natural teeth for many years! In fact, most people can keep their veneers for 10 years before they need to be replaced. But a lot of patients keep them for much longer than that if they take care of them properly.
The procedure involved in getting new porcelain veneers is remarkably simple. The first step is when Dr. Williamson removes a very thin layer of enamel from the patient’s tooth. This will allow the veneer to attach more readily to the tooth surface. After that, Dr. Williamson applies the veneer to the tooth surface and uses a specially designed light to harden the material. That’s it! The procedure may be simple, but the results are absolutely stunning.
Other Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
We’ve already explained how veneers can create a perfect-looking smile, particularly if the patient elects to have veneers placed on all the teeth that are visible when they smile. But there are other valid reasons for porcelain veneers. They resolve a variety of minor dental issues, such as small cracks and chips, misaligned teeth, worn-down teeth and teeth with wide gaps in between. And because the porcelain material can be made to exactly match the shade of your other teeth, no one will ever know that one or more of your teeth are covered by veneers.
Contact Our Office Today
To find out more about porcelain veneers, contact our San Antonio, Texas office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Williamson.