Porcelain Veneers Can Improve the Functionality and Appearance of Your Smile!
If you have misshapen, discolored, or otherwise aesthetically flawed teeth, you may benefit from porcelain veneers. At our Downtown Houston cosmetic dentistry practice, we believe that porcelain veneers are a great way to treat many of the most common dental problems; veneers are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, and the procedure for placing veneers is non-invasive and relatively straightforward. The effectiveness and appearance of porcelain veneers make them a popular choice for many of our patients, and we are pleased to offer them. They can do everything from closing gaps, hiding discoloration and crooked teeth, to whitening and brightening your smile.
Our Downtown Dentists can answer your questions you may have regarding porcelain veneers and determine whether you would be a good candidate for the procedure. Our team of dental professionals has extensive experience with the placement of porcelain veneers and proudly serves the downtown Houston area. If you would like to improve your smile, we invite you to contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today to schedule a consultation.
- Porcelain Veneers: Features
- The Placement of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain Veneers: Features
Dental veneers are thin layers of restorative material that are placed on the surfaces of teeth. Modern dental veneers can be made from porcelain or dental composite, though porcelain has proven to be strong, durable, and effective, making it an ideal and popular choice for dental applications. Additionally, porcelain, like tooth enamel, is slightly translucent (meaning some amount of light can pass through), so the aesthetic characteristics are very natural. The benefits of porcelain veneers are many, and we happily offer them at our Houston area offices.
Because porcelain veneers are placed on the outside of teeth, they can be used to correct or mask a range of dental defects and imperfections, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Malformed teeth
- Damaged or cracked teeth
We are proponents of porcelain veneers at our Downtown Houston practice; porcelain veneers offer not only aesthetic benefits, but functional benefits as well, and provide superb solutions to many of our patients’ problems.
The Placement of Porcelain Veneers
Placing porcelain veneers requires little preparation and can often be done using little or no anesthetic. The non-invasive nature of veneers is one of the many attributes that make them such a great method for treating dental imperfections. You can rest assured that your visits with our Downtown Dentists will be stress-free, as the process of placing veneers has been designed with the patient’s comfort in mind.
The process for placing a veneer calls for the enamel of the tooth (or teeth) to first be planed down by approximately 0.5mm so that an ideal substrate can be created for the bonding process. Once the surface has been prepped, temporary veneers are bonded to the teeth to serve as placeholders while the permanent porcelain veneers are being manufactured in a dental laboratory. When the permanent porcelain veneers are ready, you will return to have your temporary veneers replaced. This process is straightforward and simple, and the results are immediate. One of the greatest benefits of porcelain veneers is that you enter the dentist’s office with teeth that are damaged or discolored and leave the office with a beautiful, functional smile!