Veneers Story
Sara, Before Treatment Dental Case 01
Sara, After Treatment Dental Case 01
Sara, Before and After Treatment Dental Case 01
  • Sara was terrified of dentists and reluctant to consider minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry due to past shame and lackluster results. Disliked the idea of crowns and wearing temporaries.
  • Dr. Frank decided that veneers were her best option. His treatment plan for her included upper veneers and lower implants, providing a comprehensive solution for missing teeth and ensuring a fantastic finish.The concept of a same-day, no-temporaries solution was the deciding factor for her. She liked the idea of in-office design, fabrication, and customization.
Buffy, Before Treatment Dental Case 05
Buffy, After Treatment Dental Case 05
Buffy, Before and After Treatment Dental Case 05
  • Enamel loss on upper and lower teeth, teeth unresponsive to whitening, old, worn-out, and dull bondings, and stains around the periphery and gum line were some issues that bothered this patient. Without frequent bonding replacements, she wanted a brighter, stronger, healthier smile.
  • Dr. Frank recommended veneers for a natural look, using stain-free ceramics, a cost-effective, gradual approach, starting with upper front veneers. Lower veneers will follow next year, ensuring a brighter, more resilient smile with stain-free ceramics.
Maria, After Treatment Dental Case 03
Maria, Before and After Treatment Dental Case 03
Maria, Before Treatment Dental Case 03
  • This case was unique as the patient had multiple issues: Her upper front teeth kept darkening over the years after she had suffered trauma to these teeth in childhood despite many attempts, including bondings, to rectify the problem. She also experienced chipping on the edges of her front teeth. She wasn’t keen on crowns, as suggested by previous dentists.
  • Dr. Frank suggested a minimally invasive approach: Two veneers to address color mismatch in the front teeth and prevent further discoloration or chipping. With this solution, we could avoid excessive tooth reduction, and customize the esthetic ceramics to the patient’s preferences. maria was thrilled with the minimally invasive, one-morning fix.
Nikki, Before Treatment Dental Case 02
Nikki, After Treatment Dental Case 02
  • Nikki felt conscious of how her teeth looked, especially during Zoom meetings: There were dark spaces between her teeth and increasing gaps between the top and bottom teeth. She also felt like her teeth were shortening and the bondings she had placed years ago were deteriorating, with plaque accumulating at the gum line and between teeth.
  • She didn’t like a full mouth makeover or orthodontics, as suggested by her previous dentist. But Dr. Frank explained that she could skip orthodontics and extensive work on 20 teeth. Instead, a single-day solution with four veneers on the top and two on the bottom gave her a fantastic smile.
Lori, Before and After Treatment Dental Case 04
Lori, Before Treatment Dental Case 04
  • Though Lori wanted a smile makeover, her previous cosmetic consultations left her feeling ashamed, and uncertain about the potential treatment outcomes. She tried to correct her ‘gummy smile’ but didn’t want an unnatural appearance. She was keen on a customized, seamless, more youthful look.
  • Dr. Frank noticed that Lori’s upper front veneers and ceramic crowns on the molars were the best way to address the complete loss of enamel in her case. She was thrilled with the tailored same-day solution I offered her, as she could efficiently manage her work responsibilities while her new smile was being fabricated and customized in our office.
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Sara, Before Treatment Dental Case 04
Sara, After Treatment Dental Case 04
Sara, Before and After Treatment Dental Case 04
  • Recurring bonding failures had besieged this patient, prompting the need for strength, refurbishment, and restoration of her enamel for a fresh, untouched look. Sara decided to fix these problems by ensuring a balanced bite for her TMJs and preventing infections that could harm her teeth, gums, and jawbone.
  • Sara entrusted Dr. Frank and his team with creating a life-changing smile and optimal dental health. Dr. Frank implemented a comprehensive treatment plan, including full upper and lower veneers and crowns, to rejuvenate her smile for a fresh and natural appearance. It is a True American Beauty transformation!

Who is a good candidate for veneers?

The best candidates for veneers are those with straight teeth that aren’t satisfied with whitening results from in-office whitening and/or take home products. If permanent stain removal is your goal, porcelain veneers are the solution.  The veneer will not stain, will never dull, and will always stay the original color you choose to make your smile truly ideal for you. Even if you grind/clench, you may be a candidate if you comply with the use of a nightguard to protect your natural teeth and veneers.

Patient Testimonial

Patient – Hi, I’m a patient here at Walden Dental. I looked endlessly for a fantastic cosmetic dentist here in the Austin, Texas area. I was looking specifically for a dentist that would work on one front tooth. After losing my front tooth in an accident, I only wanted the one done. It was only Dr. Frank that took me on, and I just got out of his chair right now. He just finished doing my front tooth. His office is already closed. This is after business hours. He stood late along with his fabulous assistant to finish my front tooth, and I’m very happy with it. I acted very indifferent with him because I didn’t want him to know how happy I was about my front tooth. I’m very happy about it. I do feel like he works a little bit better under pressure, so I wanted to keep him stressed out of it.

Speaker 2 – There you go. Yeah.

Patient – I really really like it. I was like, Emily don’t say anything.

Dental veneers provide an option for imperfect teeth

An imperfect smile can happen to anyone and gradually develops over many years, almost going unnoticeable until an unsightly selfie or group photo catches you off-guard.  Staining foods, acid reflux, clenching, nervous chewing habits like finger nail-biting can impact the appearance of one or more teeth and cause patients to feel self-conscious about the way they look. A cosmetic and restorative dentist such as Dr. David Frank of Walden Dental can enhance and refurbish smiles to address these common dental problems like chipped, cracked, or stained teeth. Dental veneers are a great conservative treatment that preserves most of your tooth structure without excessive tooth removal resulting in an amazing natural look and feel.  Walden Dental aims to create a smile that is authentic and looks like it was always a part of you.  Your teeth and appearance are reflections of your facial expressions and personality.  Dr. Frank and team will customize your smile with chairside artistry blending dentistry’s science with an artist’s canvas to distract the eye from anything other than a natural smile’s beauty. 

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are extremely thin layers of esthetic porcelain(ceramic) that cover the fronts of your teeth that show off when you smile.

How long do dental veneers last?

Dental veneers will last decades or longer with proper care and routine dental visits.  Walden Dental encourages and reinforces the protection of natural enamel and porcelain veneers with nightguards to ensure veneers and teeth can have the best chance to last a lifetime.

What makes Walden Dental different from other dental offices with veneers

Dental veneers require a thin portion of natural enamel to be removed from the front of your tooth. Traditionally, goopy impressions are made and sent to an out-of-dental practice laboratory to create the veneer itself, which requires you to wait 3-4 weeks while wearing ill-fitting, non-color matched temporaries that scare many people that those temporaries may fall out at the worst time possible. 

Those worries are totally removed at Walden Dental.  Dr. Frank and team mastered the art and science of in-office same day cosmetic dentistry and veneer fabrication without ever needing to send your final treatment to a dental laboratory.  Our CEREC in-office customization of your veneers and smile completely remove the pain and dread of interacting or eating in public with fragile temporaries, one bite away from coming apart.  The relief and excitement of getting veneers and a new smile in one-day is what Walden Dental is best known for and all about.

The team at Walden Dental encourages patients interested in transforming the appearance of their smile to consider the advantages that porcelain veneers provide. Book Online or call our office located in Austin, TX at (512) 337-8560, to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dental veneers?

Thin, durable shells made of tooth-colored materials and bonded to the surface of teeth, especially the teeth that show when you smile.

What are veneers made of?

The most common materials are porcelain and composite resin. Most people prefer porcelain as it is more resistant to staining.

Can I benefit from veneers?

If you have chipped, worn out, gapped, discolored, misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped front teeth, you may be able to benefit from veneers as a smile improvement.

Can the veneer procedure be reversed?

No, it cannot, as a thin layer of tooth enamel needs to be removed to accommodate the thickness of the veneers.

How long do veneers last?

Porcelain veneers can last over 10-15 years if designed and placed correctly by an experienced cosmetic dentist and properly cared for by the patient. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits are musts.

Dr. David Frank

An experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Frank, makes dentistry affordable, personalized, and efficient in the communities of Austin, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force Academy, after which he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Frank's decision to become a dentist resulted from his father's advice, "be your own boss." He then moved to Austin in 2015 to practice dentistry.

Dr. Frank is dedicated to restoring beautiful smiles and quality of life. At Walden Dental, he does this in four steps; he makes the service transparent and affordable, personalizes the service to each individual, ensures that your time is not wasted, and offers many services under one roof, eliminating the need to visit multiple dentists. He is a firm believer in making the lives of his patients easier.