Enhancing Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

When we meet a patient with several different cosmetic complaints, then we may offer enhancement with one or more porcelain veneers. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists will talk about how we craft and place these custom cosmetic restorations, and what benefits they could offer for your smile!

The Veneer Difference

A veneer doesn’t just address a single cosmetic issue, they have the potential to offer a smile makeover. These thin restorations are placed onto the front facing sides of your teeth, instantly addressing issues with both the shape and color of your smile. The porcelain we craft them with will absorb daily bite forces, and is also translucent like natural tooth enamel. Prior to placement, we can shade them to better blend with your smile and ensure a perfect match. We may even offer teeth whitening first to ensure they match your brightest possible smile.

Creating Your Cosmetic Restoration

To create them, we need to take detailed impressions to ensure they match your smile. We first remove a thin layer of enamel from the teeth, and take a series of detailed impressions and images. Using the information, a dental lab then design and fabricates them. When you return for a second visit, we place the completed restoration.

Placement and Possible Benefits

We use the same powerful bonding agent to secure them that we use for placing crowns, inlays, and onlays, which ensures the potential to last for decades with proper care and attention. Prior to placement, we may make any necessary final adjustments to ensure an optimal fit. Once in place, your restoration could lengthen teeth worn-down as a result of teeth grinding, or repair minor cracks and chips. We also close embarrassing gaps between the teeth and mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that would not otherwise respond to traditional teeth whitening techniques. To keep them bright and strong, you should brush and floss daily while at home, and see our team every six months for a checkup and cleaning visit. If you have any questions about treating cosmetic issues with our lifelike and custom-made veneers, then contact our team today. We would love to help you transform your smile!


We want to help people with esthetic concerns enjoy a stunning new smile with our custom porcelain veneers. Our team also offers an array of treatment options that improve smile beauty, including professional teeth whitening and single-visit dental bonding and contouring. To learn more about our approach to cosmetic treatments and restorations, then schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.