What Are Porcelain Veneers?
If you have cosmetic flaws in your smile that you would prefer to remain hidden, you may benefit from porcelain veneers. This treatment provides a simple, minimally invasive way to correct smile flaws and create a gorgeous, whiter grin. Customized to mask an array of flaws in the smile, veneers can benefit stained, chipped, gapped, uneven, or discolored teeth. Our dentist has years of experience in helping patients create fantastic and confident smiles. We use an artistic method to select the exact shape, color, length, and size of porcelain veneers to make sure every patient achieves their best possible smile results. To learn about upgrading your smile with custom porcelain veneers, schedule your cosmetic consultation at Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress in Houston, TX today.
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Who Is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Uniquely created to fit your facial features, smile, and cosmetic goals, each porcelain veneer is a highly aesthetic custom restorations. These thin veneers mask a range of imperfections that can appear in the smile zone, like small gaps in between the teeth, slightly crooked teeth, stains or discoloration, and uneven or misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers fit over the front portions of your teeth and are often placed in pairs or from canine-to-canine for the best balance. Your underlying tooth structure should be healthy and the gum tissues should be free of concerns like inflammation or infection prior to placing porcelain veneers. Veneers may not be an ideal option if you suffer from bruxism and grind your teeth heavily during sleep.
To help you find out if porcelain veneers are the right choice for you, we will schedule a smile consultation visit for you. Our dentist will evaluate the health and condition of teeth, gums, and jaw and talk with you about your preferences for your end result. We will then help you pick out the right shade for your porcelain veneers and choose the proper size, length, and shape to create a natural, gorgeous-looking smile.
What Is the Porcelain Veneers Process?
Simple and minimally invasive, the procedure for porcelain veneer application is usually very comfortable, though we can numb your treatment areas and give you mild sedation if you would like. We begin the procedure by removing a small amount of enamel from every tooth that we plan to cover with a veneer. This helps us ensure a proper fit for your veneers, and allows us to make them look and feel more natural. We will take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to our partner professional dental lab where they will custom-craft your porcelain veneers using the highest quality porcelain or ceramic. To provide a solution while you wait for the week or two it takes to craft your new veneers, we will place temporary veneers on your teeth for both cosmetic appeal and functional needs. When we receive your new veneers, we will bring you back in to permanently bond them and complete your new smile. We will make any adjustments if needed and polish your new cosmetic restorations to make them look and feel smooth.
Recovery After Porcelain Veneers
It is important that you avoid eating until the anesthesia wears off (if you were numbed for the procedure) once your veneer prep procedure is complete. While there is not much of a recovery period, you may still notice minor tooth sensitivity while you wear your temporary restorations. Durable and stain-resistant porcelain veneers still need proper care, and our team will provide instructions on how to make your smile results last. We suggest you limit your intake of staining foods and beverages to help keep your smile as bright and white as possible. As with all our patients, we recommend that you avoid biting on pens, ice, or other hard objects to prevent chipping or other damage to your veneers. With proper home care through daily brushing and flossing and routine dental visits, your veneers can remain in great shape many years to come. We will monitor your restorations over time and advise you when repairs or replacements are needed to maintain your smile.
Are Porcelain Veneers Covered by Insurance?
Porcelain veneers may not be covered by dental insurance since they are usually a cosmetic procedure. A member of our staff will call your insurance provider and go over your list of covered benefits. We will advise you of any personal costs for your care and talk with you about our flexible payment options, like low-interest dental financing through CareCredit®. At Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress in Houston, TX, we want every patient to feel that a beautiful smile is within reach and will work with you to find a solution that fits your budget.
Smile Transformation With Custom Veneers
Cosmetic porcelain veneers can give your smile and self-confidence a boost. Our talented cosmetic team customizes the shape, size, and color of every patients' unique porcelain veneers to achieve their personal goals for their smile. Porcelain veneers take your flawed teeth and create a whiter, brighter smile in just two simple visits. Call our Houston, TX practice today to schedule your consultation for effective, minimally invasive smile repair with our skilled dentist.
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