Houston Cosmetic Dentist on the Benefits and Limitations of Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Wayde Fawcett emphasizes the many advantages of porcelain veneers, while also addressing potential limitations to the cosmetic procedure.
Houston, TX – While there are several treatments available for those wishing to enhance the appearance of their smile, porcelain veneers are a highly valuable cosmetic option, explains Dr. Wayde Fawcett, a cosmetic dentist in Houston. He performs the aesthetic solution at Fawcett Center for Dentistry, noting that porcelain veneers are one of the most popular treatments he offers. When patients come to him with the desire to enhance their smile, Dr. Fawcett strives to help them understand what to expect by detailing the benefits and limitations of veneers.
After determining a patient is a good candidate for porcelain veneers, Dr. Fawcett educates them on the many advantages they could potentially experience should they move forward with the procedure. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Treats concerns like discoloration, cracks, and misalignment
- Protects the tooth’s surface due to the durable, porcelain shells
- Offers natural-looking results that blend with the rest of the smile
- Lasts for as long as 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance and care
Dr. Fawcett is pleased to offer his patients the many benefits of porcelain veneers, but he emphasizes they are not right for everyone. He recognizes that limitations of the cosmetic procedure play a role in the decision to undergo the procedure. Since the tooth must be prepared for the veneer, the procedure cannot be reversed. However, with the many advancements in dentistry, Dr. Fawcett says some people may only need little, if any, removal of the tooth’s surface. He also acknowledges the cost of porcelain veneers as a limitation for some people, since insurance typically does not cover the procedure. In response to this, the practice offers different financing options to make it a more affordable solution.
Despite the potential disadvantages that may accompany porcelain veneers, Dr. Fawcett has found the benefits far outweigh any negative aspects. Throughout his more than 30 years of practicing dentistry, he believes porcelain veneers can be an excellent solution for those desiring a more aesthetic smile.
About Wayde Fawcett, DDS
Dr. Fawcett earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Dental School in Houston and underwent post-graduate training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. To stay current with the latest advancements in the field, he completes over 50 hours of continuing education each year. Resulting from his extensive training, Dr. Fawcett was awarded the prestigious title of “Master of the Academy of General Dentistry.” He was also named a “Top Houston Dentist” by H Texas Magazine for 11 consecutive years. Dr. Fawcett strives to stay active in the dental community through memberships in such organizations as the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists. Dr. Fawcett has also held leadership roles in the Academy of General Dentistry, serving on both the local and state boards, as well as acting on the peer review committee for the Greater Houston Dental Society. He is available for interview upon request.
The practice can be reached online at DrFawcett.com and facebook.com/pages/Fawcett-Center-for-Dentistry-Wayde-Fawcett-DDS/198986310231889.
Fawcett Center for Dentistry, P.A.
13956 Cutten Road
Houston, TX 77069