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

Take This Simple Quiz to See If Dental Veneers Are Right for You

A shade guide for dental veneers in Austin, TX

So, you want to upgrade your smile with dental veneers, but you’re not sure if this personalized, cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you. Well, the team at Austin Laser Dentist is here to help you find out!

Dr. Helen Ragsdale and her skilled team have years of invaluable experience helping patients curate the smile of their dreams with high-quality, porcelain veneers. If you’re ready to verify your candidacy for veneers, then contact our dental office in Austin, TX, online here or at (512) 346-4690.

Meanwhile, let our team help you determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Taking this simple quiz can help you make the right choice for you and your smile.

What kind of flaws do you want to address?

A. Cosmetic imperfections, like internal dental discoloration, misshapen teeth, or large gaps

B. Minor dental damage, like chips or cracks

C. Tooth sensitivity

D. Tooth Loss

Explore Your Answer

If you answered A, B, or C, then you may be an ideal candidate for cosmetic veneers. If you answered D, then you may want to explore restorative options, like a dental bridge or dental implants. Veneers cannot properly replace missing teeth, as they need natural, existing teeth to secure them into place.

How many teeth require treatment?

A. One

B. Some, especially my upper, front teeth (i.e. the Social Six)

C. All of them

Explore Your Answer

If you answered A, then another cosmetic treatment (like dental crowns) may be better for addressing one tooth at a time. If you answered C, then you may want a more cost-effective, comprehensive treatment, such as a Smile Makeover. But, if you answered B, then veneers may be perfect for you!

Are you prepared for a permanent fix?

A. Yes, I want to permanently upgrade my smile

B. No, I want a temporary fix

C. I’m not sure

Explore Your Answer

Porcelain veneers are a permanent treatment that can last for decades. But, patients must commit to maintaining, repairing, or replacing veneers for the rest of their lives. 

If you answered A, then you must be prepared for a lifelong commitment. If you are not ready for a lifelong commitment, then other cosmetic options (like teeth whitening or Invisalign®) may be ideal for you.

Do you have healthy teeth and gums?

A. Yes

B. No

C. I’m not sure

Explore Your Answer

Patients must have healthy teeth and gums that are completely free from disease (like cavities and periodontitis) before getting veneers. So, if you answered B or C, then a comprehensive dental exam may help you get a veneer-ready mouth in time for your treatment.

Do you have enough dental enamel?

A. Yes

B. No

C. I’m not sure

Explore Your Answer

Veneer candidacy largely depends on the amount of enamel patients have. Patients with sufficient enamel may be ideal candidates for veneer treatment. However, patients with thinning or worn enamel may not have enough dental structure to support veneers. A dental exam with our Austin dentist will reveal how much enamel you have before beginning treatment.

Schedule a Veneer Consultation in Austin, TX

If you think that veneer treatment might be right for you, then contact the team at Austin Laser Dentist today. We can help you verify your candidacy with a personalized consultation. Request your consultation online here, or give our Austin dental office a call at (512) 346-4690 to get scheduled.


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