FAQs: Can One Procedure Completely Transform a Smile? - Corbet Locke D.D.S. Corbet Locke D.D.S. in Woodway
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FAQs: Can One Procedure Completely Transform a Smile?

added on: March 11, 2015

Cosmetic treatment can help you obtain the beautiful smile you desire. However, what if you have multiple esthetic imperfections? Can one procedure completely transform a smile? With porcelain veneers, we can offer instant smile rejuvenation, improving the appearance and often the function of your teeth with a single procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers

Question: What are porcelain veneers?

Answer: Veneers are thin wafers of porcelain that we place over the front of the teeth. Made from stain-resistant porcelain, this restoration is strong and lifelike, mimicking the translucent appearance of tooth enamel. Placement will typically take between two and three appointments. Caring for your new restorations is as simple as brushing, flossing, and having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. A healthy smile will help ensure strong and long lasting restorations.

Question: What issues can this procedure address?

Answer: We may place this restoration to mask permanent discoloration, repair chipped or malformed teeth, or even close gaps between teeth. We can also employ veneers to correct the appearance of minor misalignment or lengthen worn down teeth.

Question: Who qualifies for veneers?

Answer: We can recommend this procedure for patients who require cosmetic treatment. We will carefully examine your smile to decide if this is the best option for correcting your esthetic issues. To see if veneers can provide the restoration and cosmetic improvement you desire, contact our office for a consultation today.

Question: What does the placement process involve?

Answer: First, we will prepare the teeth by removing a miniscule layer of enamel. We will then take impressions of the prepared teeth. Using the impressions, the restorations will be designed and fabricated by expert ceramists. Once complete, you will return to the office and we will check the fit to ensure the restorations fit properly and comfortably. To place them we will use a powerful bonding agent.


We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Corbet Locke, please contact us at (254) 776-4888. Our office welcomes patients living in Waco, Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and nearby cities.

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