Porcelain Veneers

One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options at Alamo Family Dental is natural-looking porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a great solution if you want a quick and conservative cosmetic dental treatment with noticeable results.

Porcelain veneers by Dr. Mooney are handcrafted from porcelain chosen to match or improve the shape, size, color, and translucency of your teeth. They are applied to the front faces of teeth and bonded tightly over your natural enamel. With a simple, painless application of your new porcelain veneers, your smile is instantly rejuvenated.

Porcelain Veneers: An Immediate & Dramatic Dental Transformation 

Porcelain veneers are sometimes nicknamed “instant orthodontics” for the dramatic results they can instantly provide. Finished in just a few visits, porcelain veneers can be used to repair the appearance of many problems, including:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Chips or breaks
  • Misshapen teeth

The porcelain used in porcelain veneers will be carefully matched to your tooth enamel. Dr. Mooney will choose and apply porcelain veneers to blend in well with your other teeth — so that nobody will know you had any dental restoration done. In just a few short visits, you can walk away with a dramatically more beautiful smile!

Our Porcelain Veneers FAQs

What makes porcelain veneers a “conservative” cosmetic dentistry choice?

Porcelain veneers are popular because they require so little removal of the natural enamel to solve multiple aesthetic problems — conserving most of the tooth’s structure. In most cases, only 0.5-0.8 mm or less of enamel will need to be shaved for placement of the veneers. A porcelain crown, in comparison, requires a significantly greater tooth reduction.

What type of anesthetic is used during porcelain veneer treatment?

During your porcelain veneer procedure, Dr. Mooney will make sure you are completely comfortable by numbing all the teeth being treated with local anesthetic. If you are very concerned about pain or anxiety, speak with Dr. Mooney about using nitrous oxide during your porcelain veneer procedure so that you are completely relaxed and worry-free. We also offer oral sedation tablets as an option for our patients.

How can I supplement veneer treatment for an even more dramatic change?

Intensify the new look of veneers with a bright tooth whitening treatment. Whiten before your veneer placement, so Dr. Mooney can match your porcelain veneers to your new, whiter tooth shade.

How can I keep my veneers beautiful and functional?

Your newly veneered teeth can be treated just like normal teeth, but certain things should be avoided, such as opening packaging, grinding your teeth, or clenching your teeth. This is not good for normal teeth either! You can eat normal foods, and you should maintain good dental hygiene habits and visit us for regular dental check-ups.

For beautiful and professional porcelain veneers in San Antonio, visit Alamo Family Dental . Call us today to set up your porcelain veneer consultation with Dr. Mooney. To see porcelain veneer work by Alamo Family Dental, take a look at our cosmetic dentistry pictures!