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Porcelain Veneers – Corpus Christi, TX

Make Discolored, Chipped, Imperfect Teeth a Thing of the Past

Closeup of woman smiling with straight, white, flawless teeth

Year after year, one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments is veneers. And it’s not hard to see why! These versatile, thin, shell-like sheaths of porcelain can make discolored, chipped, imperfect teeth a thing of the past. In his time as a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Thompson has helped countless patients transform their smiles, and he can do the same for you. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation for porcelain veneers in Corpus Christi.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Model veneers lying next to dental tools

Whether they are called porcelain veneers, dental veneers, or just veneers, these cosmetic coverings can do wonders for your smile. Since they are bonded to the front-facing portion of your teeth, these ultra-thin layers of fine porcelain can effectively conceal a variety of smile imperfections – from a minor crack to permanent discoloration. Additionally, teeth that are misshaped, too small, or slightly crooked can be made to look more balanced and aesthetically pleasing.

The Porcelain Veneers Process

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Before beginning any cosmetic procedure, Dr. Thompson will need to make sure your teeth and gums are free from cavities and gum disease. If any dental concerns are present, he can add the necessary remedy to your treatment plan to restore your oral health entirely. From there, you will discuss the shade, shape, and other details that make up your dream smile. Next, a slim layer of enamel will need to be filed away so your veneers will lay flush with your other teeth and do not protrude. With the aid of X-rays, photographs, and impressions, Dr. Thompson will meticulously design each individual veneer. That way, veneers for your incisors will look like incisors and canine teeth will look like canines. Our experienced dental lab will need about two weeks to handcraft the veneers, which is why we will provide you with a temporary set in the meantime. Once your permanent veneers arrive back in our office, Dr. Thompson will check the size and fit before adhesively bonding each one into place.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers continue to be a leading cosmetic treatment because they come with a number of benefits, such as:

  • Stain-resistant properties
  • They correct multiple flaws in a single treatment
  • 10+ year lifespan with proper care
  • Natural-looking result
  • Relatively quick turn-around time
  • They are easy to maintain

Ready to leave discolored, stained, and otherwise imperfect teeth in the past? Just give us a call! From there, we can schedule your initial consultation, and you’ll be another step closer to your dream smile.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Veneers are capable of dramatically changing the way you look for the better, giving you a smile that just screams “luxury.” And while people are often excited about the way that they look, they’re usually less enthusiastic about what it costs.

There are a wide range of cosmetic treatments available to you if you want to improve your smile, so if you need a little bit of help budgeting for your dream teeth, here’s some information that may help you.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me? 

Patient’s teeth being compared to a shade guide

There are all kinds of considerations that you need to make when deciding which cosmetic procedure is right for you. While it’s smart to try and pursue the treatment best suited to your needs, it’s also usually necessary to factor budgetary considerations into your decision.

While it’s easy to feel like all of cosmetic dentistry is expensive, there are a myriad of treatments available at different price points. Direct bonding, for example, is an inexpensive way to repair small bits of damage to your smile. There’s also teeth whitening, which can make a drastic change to the way your smile looks; it’s more expensive than direct bonding, but less so than other treatments.

Then there’s Invisalign, which is on the pricier side but is capable of straightening out your smile beautifully. And finally there’s veneers, which can certainly be expensive, but do a combination of each of the things listed here—whiten, repair, and even straighten teeth. Moreover, they can manage all this within just two appointments!

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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Veneers are a purely elective procedure, which means that there’s little-to-no chance that they’ll be covered by your insurance. That means that, unless you’re ready to pay out-of-pocket, you’ll have to explore other options to make veneers affordable.

We frequently work with financing firms like CareCredit and Sunbit that can loan you money for care. You can then pay off your dental services over the course of several months.

These financing services offer low-to-no interest financing, so if you’re trying to get the care that you need, there are tools available to make it affordable for you.