Can Porcelain Veneers Fix Your Smile? Corbet Locke D.D.S. in Woodway
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Can Porcelain Veneers Fix Your Smile?

added on: May 5, 2016

How you feel about your smile can be as important as how healthy your teeth are, and much of modern dentistry is concerned with perfecting your smile as well as your oral health. Because multiple blemishes (i.e., stains, chips, odd spaces, etc.) can mar your teeth at the same time, smile makeovers have become increasingly popular.

When it comes to smile improvement, veneers are often a preferred option, since they can address multiple cosmetic dental issues at once. Porcelain veneers can also fix your smile’s appearance while helping you preserve a maximum amount of tooth structure, improving your oral health in the long-run.

Porcelain Veneers for Every Need

If your teeth are stained, then you may be able to brighten them with teeth-whitening. If they’re crooked, then you may be able to straighten them with Invisalign®. If you have odd spaces between your teeth, a number of options can fix them. If you have a combination of these or other blemishes, however, then correcting them all can be a challenge. That challenge is often overcome with the use of porcelain veneers.

Made from shells of wafer-thin dental porcelain, veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover a multitude of imperfections. After preparing your teeth by removing a minimal amount of enamel from the front surfaces, the surfaces are then prepared to receive the bonding material and veneers. Once placed, the veneers will provide a straight, bright, uniform smile that you will be proud to show the world.

How to Care for Your Veneers

Once your smile is bright and vibrant again, you can keep it so by taking proper care of your new veneers. If you play contact sports or engage in other activities where collisions are imminent, always wear a protective mouthguard. Diligently stick to a good oral hygiene routine, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once. Finally, visit your dentist as often as recommended for continued maintenance and professional care of your teeth and veneers.


We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.