Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells designed to be attached to the fronts of the patient’s teeth to improve their appearance. They are bonded to the surface of the teeth using a special resin cement and some of the enamel needs to be removed before the veneers are placed.
At Smiles of Midtown, we recommend veneers as the perfect solution when a patient’s smile is uneven or flawed by cracks, misalignment, or staining that can’t be treated with whitening.
The Procedure for Porcelain Veneers
First, our dentist will clean and prepare your teeth for the procedure by removing a small amount of enamel from their surface. They will then take impressions of the teeth so that a custom set of porcelain veneers can be made in a laboratory. Typically, temporary veneers will be placed over your teeth to protect them until the custom veneers are made and ready to be placed on the teeth.
When the veneers are prepared to be placed, the dentist will remove the temporary veneers and clean the teeth again before bonding the permanent veneers to the teeth using special cement. The dentist will also make any final adjustments to the bite and ensure the patient is happy with the look and feel of the veneers before completing the procedure.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Chips or cracks in your teeth can cause embarrassment when smiling or speaking with others. Dental veneers can help to correct these aesthetic problems by covering the surface of your affected tooth with a cosmetic restoration that blends seamlessly into your smile.
Gaps between your teeth may seem minor, but over time they can become more pronounced and affect your smile’s appearance. Veneers can sometimes close gaps between your teeth, leaving you with a gorgeously straight smile.
Discoloration or dullness can make your teeth look unhealthy instead of attractive. Staining from substances such as coffee, tea, or wine, as well as natural discoloration caused by aging, can all be fixed by applying porcelain veneers. Since veneers are stain-resistant, their natural coloring helps improve the appearance of your teeth without additional whitening treatments.
Veneers can be used to improve the overall appearance of your teeth while correcting minor flaws at the same time.
With porcelain veneers, your teeth will seem healthier and more beautiful than ever before! Visit Smiles of Midtown at 3600 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77004, or call (713) 523-6848 to learn more about porcelain veneers and for the best dental care.