Porcelain veneers are thin tooth-colored porcelain shells attached to the front face of the tooth to enhance their cosmetic appearance. Cosmetic dentistry veneers can be made of composite resin or porcelain, but porcelain makes for some of the best teeth veneers. Porcelain teeth veneers don’t treat cosmetic issues, but they cover hairline fractures, discolored teeth, stains, gaps between the teeth, and other cosmetic issues.

At Sapphire Smiles, you can schedule a free cosmetic dentistry veneers consultation with Dr. Antoun, one of the most reputable cosmetic dentists in Houston, TX. Our dentist will examine your teeth during your free cosmetic dentistry consultation and discuss your goals to recommend the best porcelain veneers for your teeth. Please continue reading to learn more about the permanent veneers procedure.

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Uses of Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers

Cosmetic dentistry veneers are used to conceal the following cosmetic issues:

  • Intrinsically discolored teeth caused by root canal treatment, excessive fluoride, or other factors. Intrinsic stains can’t be removed with teeth whitening, so cosmetic dentistry veneers are the best alternative.
  • Porcelain veneers on crooked teeth to conceal overcrowded teeth.
  • Dental veneers for gap teeth.
  • Porcelain teeth veneers to fix chipped or broken teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers used to conceal misaligned or uneven teeth.

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Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

  • Cover all Dental Deformities: Porcelain veneers cover up all dental deformities, such as stains, gaps between the teeth, cracks, crooked teeth, and other issues.
  • Options: You get to decide whether you want veneers on front teeth, bottom teeth veneers, veneers on all teeth, etc.
  • Stainless: Porcelain veneers are stainless. No matter how much coffee or tea you drink, your porcelain veneers will remain white.
  • Natural Appearance: Porcelain has the same texture and appearance as enamel. Furthermore, porcelain also reflects light in the same way as enamel. As such, porcelain veneers look just like your actual teeth.
  • Low Maintenance: Once you get porcelain veneers, maintaining them is easy. You have to follow your regular oral hygiene habits — nothing more.
  • Long-Lasting: Porcelain dental veneers can last up to 20 years, making them an extremely long-lasting procedure.
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Teeth Porcelain Veneers Procedure

  • Initial Consultation: During the free consultation, our dentist will examine your teeth, discuss your goals, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers.
  • Impressions: If you’re a suitable candidate for teeth veneers, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth to produce the perfect set of natural-looking dental veneers. The dentist will also prepare a model for the dental veneers and send them to a laboratory for preparation, which may take 2-4 weeks.
  • Preparation: The dentist will prepare your teeth to receive the porcelain veneers by removing a little bit of the enamel from the surface of your teeth. They will only remove as much enamel as the thickness of the veneers.
  • Temporary Stick-On Veneers: The dentist will provide temporary stick-on veneers that you can wear to cover up the unsightly teeth while the dental veneers are prepared.
  • Bonding: The dentist will clean and polish your teeth to receive the veneers. They will use a special dental cement to attach the porcelain veneers to your teeth. Once the teeth are in place, the dentist will use a special light beam to harden the cement, bonding the dental veneer in place. Finally, the dentist will remove any excess cement and make final adjustments.

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Porcelain Veneers Q&As

How should I take care of my dental veneers?

  • Practice optimal oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing.
  • Use a soft toothbrush and dentist-recommended toothpaste to brush your teeth and veneers.
  • Go for regular dental checkups.
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects.
  • Avoid teeth grinding or wear mouthguards if you have bruxism.

Can a teeth gap be hidden by veneers?

Yes, you can get porcelain cosmetic dentistry veneers to cover up the gap between two teeth.

Should I get dental veneers or dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which the dentist applies molded composite resin materials over your existing teeth without altering their existing structure. Dental bonding usually lasts for up to 10 years.

Dental veneers is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which the dentist applies porcelain wafers to the front face of your teeth after removing some of the surface enamel of your teeth, making it a permanent procedure. However, dental veneers, if maintained properly, can last up to 20 years.

If you want the best results, you should opt for dental veneers. However, if you want a more conservative approach, you should opt for dental bonding.

How much will it cost to fix my smile?

The cost of fixing your smile depends on the cosmetic dentistry procedure you choose. There are various cosmetic dentistry options, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and many others. You should schedule a free consultation with our cosmetic dentist to discuss your goals and expectations. Our cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth to provide the ideal smile makeover or cosmetic dentistry options and the approximate cost of those treatments.

What is the difference between veneers and dental implants?

Dental veneers are used purely for cosmetic dentistry to conceal the deformities or flaws on your existing teeth. Dental implants, however, is a restorative dentistry procedure used to replace missing teeth.

Is food coloring bad for my porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and don’t get discolored over time. As such, no amount of food coloring will stain your veneers.

Can the dentist adjust a veneer once it's on your tooth?

The dentist shouldn’t adjust the porcelain veneer once it is bonded to your tooth. All adjustments must be made before bonding.

What makes porcelain veneers more popular?

Porcelain veneers are more popular than composite resin veneers because they look and feel just like actual enamel. Furthermore, porcelain veneers never stain or get discolored.

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Schedule Free Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation Today

Sapphire Smiles offers a free consultation for cosmetic dentistry and smile makeover. Our dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your expectations, lifestyle, and budget to recommend the ideal cosmetic dentistry plan for your specific needs and budget. For more information, please schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentistry clinic in Houston Heights, TX.