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Porcelain Veneers

Do chipped, discolored, uneven, or crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious?

Dr. Vincent Ip of Smile 360™ in Austin, TX, can use porcelain veneers to conceal imperfections and enhance your smile. 

Learn why porcelain veneers are such a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure...

Veneers Can Improve Your Smile and Your Self-Confidence 

Lifelike Materials

Dr. Ip only uses top-quality porcelain to create dental veneers for his patients. This material is expertly customized to blend in with your surrounding teeth, giving you a natural-looking smile upgrade. They also mimic the shine and texture of natural teeth.

A Versatile and Comprehensive Solution

While other cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening are designed to address a single issue, veneers can conceal stains, minor cases of misalignment, and chips or cracks all at once

Long-Lasting Results

Porcelain veneers have several benefits over other procedures, which make them a worthwhile investment. They are stain-resistant and carefully designed to last several years before they need to be replaced. 

Do the results really look natural? 

Before and After Porcelain Veneers

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Before This patient had discoloration and excessive wear that affected the look of her smile. 
After veneers
After Porcelain veneers helped to improve the brightness and overall appearance of her teeth. 

Why Choose Dr. Ip to Design Your New Smile?

Dr. Ip is a native of Stephenville, Texas, who achieves excellent results through porcelain veneers. His mission is to provide his valued patients with excellent, individualized care. Dr. Ip graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, and takes great pride in having built an independent practice that serves the Austin community. Smile 360 uses the latest materials and procedures to provide the best results in the utmost comfort. Dr. Ip is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of Sports Dentistry. 

To schedule a consultation and find out if this solution is right for you, contact our Austin, TX, office online or call us:

(512) 444-4746

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"Love my new smile!"

"The best dentist office around! I hadn't been to the dentist in many years because of how intimidating they can be. This place is the opposite! Everyone is so welcoming and makes you feel at home. I had major gum work and also got veneers. Love my new smile!" Trent Moore - 2020 - 5-Star Review

Here's how veneers work...

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Are Veneers Right for Me?

Your dentist will determine if this dental procedure is right for you based on the following: 

Oral Health

If you show signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, or other health concerns, Dr. Ip must resolve these issues before moving forward with veneers. We can provide virtually any preparatory care you might need in-office.

Teeth Grinding 

Some people grind their teeth all day due to stress and other factors. Dr. Ip only uses very strong materials, but teeth grinding can still cause damage as time goes on. You might need a customized night guard to protect your new smile when sleeping.

Minor vs Major Misalignment

Having porcelain covers bonded over your teeth is a simple, effective way to hide minor dental misalignment. But if your issues are severe, Dr. Ip might suggest braces or Invisalign® instead. 

Commitment to Good Oral Hygiene 

In order to maintain your cosmetic enhancement, you should brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and schedule regular cleanings and exams at our beautiful Central Austin office.

It is also very important for anyone wishing to receive dental veneers to understand that once a tooth has been prepped for this treatment, it will always require some kind of dental restoration to compensate for the reduced enamel. 

"Best dentist ever!"

"Best Dentist Ever! Been coming here for about a year now, and I have consistently been blown away by the friendliness, professionalism, and overall badassery of everyone I've interacted with at Smile 360. You will be in GREAT hands with Dr. Ip and his staff. I can say without a doubt this is the best dentist's office I've ever interacted with. A++" Chris B. - 2019 - 5-Star Review

Aren't Veneers More Expensive Than Other Treatments? 

They can cost more than other treatments, but that's because they look more natural and last longer than the alternatives. For example, dental bonding costs less and can look reasonably natural, but the results aren't as realistic and don't last as long. 

Why Veneers Are Worth the Investment

For the right candidates, veneers are a worthwhile investment because:

  • They are made to last a decade or longer.
  • Each veneer is carefully crafted to look natural and feel comfortable in your mouth.
  • In many cases, they can provide the same results as other cosmetic procedures such as whitening, orthodontics, and dental crowns combined.
  • The entire process takes a few weeks, usually requiring only two to three visits to our warm and friendly office.
  • If you want to resolve minor misalignment, they can provide the desired results much faster than orthodontics.

The Transformative Power of Dental Veneers

With just a few expertly placed porcelain veneers, Dr. Ip helped this patient hide small chips and slight misalignment to achieve a result that exudes warmth, confidence, and charisma. If you have the kind of smile imperfections that don't affect your oral health, but make you dread smiling for pictures, results like these can be yours at our Austin practice.
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Before Dental Veneers
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After Dental Veneers
Do the issues this patient was experiencing look familiar? Take that all-important first step toward the smile you really want by getting in touch with our Austin practice to talk about how just a couple of porcelain restorations can rejuvenate your look.

Let's Get Started! Book Your Veneers Consultation Today

If you have been hesitating to let your personality shine due to little imperfections in your smile, it's time to take the first step toward a more confident and radiant you. During your personal consultation with Dr. Ip at his Austin practice, he will examine your smile, listen as you explain what you wish to change about your teeth, and make an expert recommendation. With his help, you can start letting your very best qualities open doors to exciting new chapters in your personal and professional life.

Let's make it happen. Request a consultation online or reach out to our Austin office by phone:

What happens during treatment for veneers? 

What to Expect from Start to Finish

Here's what to expect over the course of your two porcelain veneer treatment appointments:

Consultation/First Visit

You'll meet Dr. Ip at our relaxing Central Austin office on popular South Lamar Boulevard to review your oral health and discuss treatment goals. He will only recommend this treatment if he truly believes it is a good fit for you and that it can help you achieve the smile enhancement you envision.

Planning 

Dr. Ip will take your facial features and desired goals into account when designing your veneers and creating a custom treatment plan. If you'd like, he can create a mock-up so that you can preview your results. 

Preparation 

If you are satisfied with your proposed treatment plan, Dr. Ip will prepare the treated teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. He will take a second set of impressions and place temporary veneers to protect your smile. 

Fabrication

Over the next few weeks, your custom veneers will be crafted by a skilled ceramic artist at a trusted lab. These restorations are precisely fabricated based on Dr. Ip's instructions for the most natural-looking results.

Placement

When your veneers are returned to our office, you will come back for your second appointment. Dr. Ip will test the fit and feel of the restorations, etch your teeth to create a stable base, and permanently bond the veneers in place. There is no recovery required. Once the dentist bonds the veneers onto your teeth, you are ready to start enjoying your new smile right away.

Making Your Veneers Last

Once your veneers are bonded into place, you may find yourself smiling more freely and loving what you see in the mirror. Naturally, you'll want to make these results last as long as possible. Dr. Ip is here to help make that happen.

Caring for veneers isn't difficult. Generally speaking, you just need to continue to brush twice and floss at least once a day and keep up with your regular dental checkups. However, there are a few extra steps you can take in order to make your veneers last well beyond the ten-year mark:

  • Don't use your veneers to bite into sticky or hard foods
  • Wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports
  • Don't use your veneers to open packages
  • Break habits such as chewing your nails, ice chips, or pen caps
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By taking proper care of your smile, your veneers could last between 10 and 20 years.

It's Like Night and Day Dental Veneers Make All the Difference

This patient's uneven smile was made to look beautifully aligned and camera-ready with porcelain veneers. When you have minor misalignment that makes you hesitate to smile, life doesn't always budget six to 18 months for orthodontic therapy. If you want a serious cosmetic upgrade that can have you looking your very best in time for a wedding or other milestone, porcelain veneers could be the solution for you. Talk to Dr. Ip in Austin about how you can benefit from this solution.
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Before Dental Veneers
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After Dental Veneers

Dr. Ip Can Give You Something to Smile About

Let's face it - life is too short to let anything hold you back from sharing an unforgettable smile, especially small dental imperfections like cracks, chips, and stubborn stains. Dr. Ip has helped many patients elevate their quality of life through carefully planned dental implant treatment. What are you waiting for? Let's find out how this popular treatment can make each and every day a little more rewarding for you. Request a private consultation online or just give our Austin practice a call:

Frequently Asked Questions about Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Vincent Ip makes patient education a cornerstone of his Austin practice. After all, the more you know about our treatments, the more likely you are to choose the right solution for your needs. If you are considering upgrading your smile with veneers, we invite you to explore these answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this popular solution:

Which is better: crowns or veneers?

It all depends on your specific needs. If you have a tooth that is severely misshapen, has very little enamel, or is significantly damaged, a crown is likely the best way to achieve an aesthetic enhancement. Retaining healthy natural dental tissue is always the priority in dentistry, so if your dental imperfections are subtle, a veneer may be a better solution. Dr. Ip will carefully examine your smile and take note of your goals to recommend the best solution for your needs.

Doesn't bonding do the same thing?

Although it's true that veneers and bonding serve the same purpose, veneers are a more premium solution with unique benefits. If a tooth needs significant coverage for an issue such as an intrinsic stain, covering the entire front surface with a veneer will look more natural than bonding and will last longer. However, because they are a more significant investment than bonding, many patients choose to receive bonding in order to decide if they would like to eventually upgrade to veneers.

Can veneers be stained?

Veneers are highly stain-resistant, but it's important to remember that your natural teeth are not. The best way to maintain your results is to remain conscious of foods and drinks that could stain surrounding teeth and cause your smile to look inconsistent. When you indulge in coffee, tea, tomato sauce, and other deeply pigmented foods and drinks, take a minute to brush or at least rinse your mouth with water afterward.

What if I eventually decide I don't want to wear a veneer?

Veneers can be removed, but it's important to remember that the teeth must be permanently altered in order to accommodate them. As a result, any tooth that receives a veneer wil always require a restoration of some kind. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of a permanent change to your tooth structure, we can explore other options. For example, if you wish to correct mild misalignment, Invisalign could be a viable and more conservative solution.

How long will my veneers last?

Veneers don't last forever. However, by taking proper care of your smile, your veneers could last between 10 and 20 years. In addition to maintaining excellent oral hygiene, you should take care to never use your veneers to bite into especially hard or sticky foods, open packages, or chew on objects like pen caps or fingernails.

"They Have Earned My Loyalty."

"I've been going to Smile360 since I moved to Austin 8 years ago, and they have certainly earned my loyalty! From Invisalign to cleanings to crowns and everything in between, Dr. Ip is always clear about treatment plans and very friendly, and the staff has been nothing but wonderful and kind!" Tiffany Lepa, 5-Star Google Review
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Dr. Vincent Ip

At Smile 360, our mission is to provide patient-centered dental care in a friendly environment. Dr. Ip has been a practicing dentist since 2006 and is proud to be affiliated with a number of prestigious organizations, including the:

  • Academy for Sports Dentistry
  • American Sleep and Breathing Academy, Diplomate
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (512) 444-4746 today.

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