The clinic, directed by Dr. Rebecca Long, now offers patients porcelain veneer treatments – a relatively recent innovation in dental restoration. Porcelain veneers can only be created in off-site laboratories employing advanced 3D modeling and manufacturing techniques, in contrast to composite veneers that can be constructed on-site.
More information can be found at https://www.westlakehillsdentalarts.com/veneers.html
Westlake Hills Dental Arts now provides these treatments for patients looking to conceal cracks, chips, and unsightly stains, while improving their overall smile and appearance. Veneers are strong, thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of a patient’s teeth – and porcelain veneers are known for being especially durable and more stain-resistant than composite ones.
The rising popularity of cosmetic dentistry can be attributed to both technological advances in the field and the heightened sensitivity of individuals to their appearance – as cell phone cameras, for example, propagate people’s images all over social media. Moreover, an aging population requires more corrective procedures, and patients now realize that cosmetic treatments such as veneers are a painless way to achieve desired results. Porcelain veneers, with an expected lifespan of approximately 20 years, now dominate the U.S. veneers market with a market share of 60%.
During the patient’s initial session, Westlake Hills Dentistry Arts will prepare temporary veneers for tooth contouring before a specialized dental lab creates customized ceramic veneers just for that patient. The lab and clinic collaborate to ensure the ideal fit – which maximizes patient comfort and increases the longevity of the veneers.
Additional details can be seen at https://www.westlakehillsdentalarts.com/cosmetic-dentistry.html
The clinic may require two initial visits for veneer treatment, during which space for veneer placement is created, impressions are made, and the patient’s natural tooth color is identified. Once the permanent veneers are ready, the final step involves replacing the temporary with the permanent veneers, which are then bonded to the patient’s teeth.
The clinic also provides teeth whitening services, dental crown and bridge treatments, and other teeth restoration services. Additionally, Westlake Hills Dental Arts offers general dental care for routine checkups and cleanings.
One patient commented: “I have been a patient at Westlake Hills Dental Arts for over 20 years. I thought about finding another dentist until I met Dr. Long. She is amazing and wouldn’t think of leaving. She is personable and very thorough and knowledgeable. Dr. Long is the best dentist in Austin.”
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Westlake Hills Dental Arts
1301 S Capital of Texas Hwy A-132
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