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Porcelain Veneers in Houston, TX

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

One of the best ways to alleviate a number of cosmetic issues relating to the teeth is porcelain veneers. The talented dentists at Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston, TX use these veneers in order to transform the appearance of teeth with cracks, chips, stains, and small gaps. Porcelain veneers are custom made to precisely match the patient's own teeth while eliminating any existing flaws, which allows for beautiful, natural-looking results. They are made of thin pieces of ceramic in order to take on the luster and translucence of genuine teeth for a gorgeous finish when applied to the surface of teeth. With proper care and maintenance, veneers have often been known to last up to 20 years. Dr. Davis and Dr. Guerre have extensive experience in fitting patients of all ages for porcelain veneers.

How Are Porcelain Veneers Applied?

Before a porcelain veneer can be placed, our team must remove a thin layer of enamel from the front surface of each individual tooth in order to make room for the veneers. After this process is complete, a digital impression of the teeth is made and sent to a dental laboratory where an expert will craft a custom set of veneers for the patient. The veneers themselves are made of several thin layers of ceramic. Until the final veneers are created and returned to our office, the patient will need to wear temporary veneers. Once the veneers are ready, the patients will return to our office for an appointment to have the veneers bonded to their teeth.

Aftercare for Porcelain Veneers

For the first few days after having porcelain veneers applied to the teeth, patients may find themselves to be more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. This is due to the removal of the natural enamel, which usually protects the teeth from these conditions. However, this sensitivity usually subsides within just a few days. A week after the veneers are placed, the patient will need a follow-up appointment with our team to make sure the mouth is responding to the veneers as it should be. Due to the fact that the veneers are made out of porcelain and incredibly easy to polish, the probability of staining veneers is little to none. When cleaning, veneers should be brushed with a non-abrasive toothpaste, flossed, and rinsed with mouthwash just like natural teeth. Patients should be sure to keep up with regular dental appointments to ensure our dentists can perform professional maintenance by polishing the veneers with a special, non-abrasive paste to keep them in pristine condition.

How Much do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

The cost of porcelain veneers can vary due to various factors, such as the labor and skill going into creating the veneers, the number of teeth that will be treated, and the material used. Typically, veneers can cost between $1,500 and $2,500 per tooth. Since this is considered a cosmetic treatment, insurance usually doesn’t cover the costs, but in some cases, insurance might cover some.

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Considering Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are a great idea for anyone who wants to revitalize their smile. If you think this is the procedure for you, give Cosmetic Dental Associates a call as soon as possible to set up your consultation in Houston, TX. Dr. Davis and Dr. Guerre will make full use of their comprehensive backgrounds and skillsets to make sure your smile is more brilliant and healthy than ever before.

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