Are Porcelain Veneers Worth It?

Porcelain veneers are a big investment in yourself, so naturally many people wonder if it will be worth it for them. The answer depends entirely on your individual situation and goals. Some people will be wonderful candidates for porcelain veneers, while others may benefit more from different dental treatments to achieve their goals.

Porcelain veneers will likely be well worth it for you if:

  • You want a picture-perfect Hollywood smile
  • You don’t mind shaving your natural teeth down a bit in service of a better smile
  • You are committed to maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental visits
  • You know what kind of results you want and communicate this clearly to your dentist

The patients who are most satisfied with their veneers at Dr. John Schmid’s office are the ones who understand the process, have realistic expectations, communicate well, and are good candidates. Dr. Schmid will let you know if you are a candidate or not during your consultation, and he will also let you know why he recommends one treatment over another.

Are You A Good Porcelain Veneers Candidate?

Porcelain veneers are great for fixing a variety of cosmetic dental issues, but they are not for everyone. The best candidates are those who have a combination of minor to moderate cosmetic issues such as:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Discoloration
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Crowding or gapping
  • Crookedness

However, there are cases where porcelain veneers alone will probably not give you the best results. If you have severely crooked or misaligned teeth, you should probably look into orthodontic treatment for the best results. Likewise, if you have a tooth that is really weak or otherwise compromised from decay or damage, a crown may be better.

How To Ensure You Get Great Results

The single most important factor in getting results that are worth your time and money is your dentist. A great cosmetic dentist takes pride in their work and will only place porcelain veneers on someone they know is a good candidate and will be satisfied. Remember that if a deal on dental work seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Dr. John Schmid is an LVI fellow and has years of experience placing porcelain veneers on patients he think would benefit from them. He stands by his work, and even offers a guarantee that if your veneers are damaged or fall off within 5 years of placement, he will replace them for free.

Once porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth, they should not become damaged or fall off through everyday activities like eating or speaking. If you have bad oral hygiene habits like chewing ice, using your teeth as tools, or grinding your teeth, you are at a much higher risk for your veneers falling off or becoming damaged. If this is the case, veneers might not be worth it to you until you can get these habits under control.

Schedule Your Porcelain Veneers Consultation

If you are interested in porcelain veneers, please contact Dr. Schmid at 512-329-5967 today to schedule your free consultation. We serve patients in Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and other nearby areas of Texas.  

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