Austin Laser Dentist - Helen Ragsdale DDS, 11615 Angus Rd Ste 101, Austin 78759, United States (US) - Phone: 512 346-4690

Enjoy the Benefits of Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers

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Did you know that you can gain many of the cosmetic benefits of orthodontics in only two short visits to our Austin, TX clinic? Porcelain veneers are often called “instant orthodontics” because the treatments correct a wide range of cosmetic problems in a fraction of the time of traditional metal braces or Invisalign treatments. Dr. Helen Ragsdale has more than 25 years of experience placing custom veneers. To schedule your veneer consultation at our Austin, TX clinic, call us at 512-346-4690.

How Does Instant Orthodontics Work?

During your visit to our Austin dental clinic, Dr. Ragsdale will discuss your cosmetic treatment options. If you are looking for a procedure that delivers drastic results in a short period of time, you may be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers.

Veneers are uniquely suited to drastically transform the forward-facing part of your smile. Veneers are small porcelain shells that cover the front of your anterior (visible) teeth. The wafer-thin shells can be custom designed to correct misaligned or misshapen teeth. Dr. Ragsdale can even select shells that boost the luster and whiteness of your teeth, completely transforming your smile.  

Do you have an embarrassing gap in your smile? Braces can address gaps by slowly pushing teeth toward each other. This process can take months or even years. Porcelain veneers can be custom designed to fill in gaps, delivering instant cosmetic solutions to minor blemishes.

Your veneers will be placed over the course of two procedures. During the first appointment and under local anesthesia, a small amount of enamel will be removed to make room for your veneers. After a mold is made, a trusted lab will manufacture your porcelain shells to match the exact shape and color you desire. On your second visit, your veneers will be attached to your teeth using a strong bonding agent. After any minor adjustments are made, you will be free to return home or to work with your completely revamped smile.  

Why Types of Dental Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?

Porcelain veneers can address a wide range of cosmetic blemishes that include:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Small teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

If you have significant cosmetic problems, including very wide gaps, Dr. Ragsdale may recommend alternative treatments.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

The main benefit of porcelain veneers over orthodontic treatments is that veneers can deliver drastic cosmetic results after only two visits. Braces require regular visits, special cleaning considerations, and dietary restrictions. By undergoing the “instant orthodontic” benefits afforded by porcelain veneers, you can enjoy:

  • Lower cost: Porcelain veneers are often more affordable than traditional metal braces
  • A brighter smile: The color and luster of your new veneers can be personalized to meet your cosmetic goals.
  • Minimal discomfort: Traditional metal braces can be uncomfortable, especially after they are periodically tightened. Porcelain veneers require very little adjusting to, and the placement procedure is minimally invasive.
  • No blemished smiles: By undergoing veneer placement, you can forgo several months or years of wearing metal wires along your teeth.

Contact our Austin Practice for Information on Porcelain Veneers!

If you want to address misshapen or discolored teeth using porcelain veneers, schedule a consultation with Austin Laser Dentist’s Dr. Helen Ragsdale. We have placed veneers for many satisfied patients over the past 25 years. Our practice is proud to offer the newest restorative dentistry techniques and treatments. Contact our practice today to schedule your consultation.


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