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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 teeth is porcelain veneers. The talented dentists at Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston, TX use these veneers to transform the appearance of teeth with cracks, chips, stains, and small gaps. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to precisely match the patient's teeth while removing 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 fitting patients of all ages for porcelain veneers.

What Are The Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers in Houston, TX at Cosmetic Dental Associates offer a wide variety of great benefits to help you achieve a beautiful new smile, including:

  • Addressing multiple dental issues (cracks, chips, discoloration, etc.)
  • Creating a whiter, brighter smile
  • Improving the overall appearance of your smile
  • Placement is quick and easy
  • Results are natural-looking and long-lasting
  • Porcelain veneers are very durable and stain-resistant
  • Easy to care for and maintain

Who is a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Cosmetic veneers can rapidly cover stains and chips on your teeth, improve worn down or misaligned teeth, and fix teeth that are unevenly spaced or shaped teeth. At Cosmetic Dental Associates, your porcelain veneers will be custom-made to fit comfortably over your teeth for an attractive and natural look. During your consultation, Dr. Davis or Dr. Guerre will listen to your goals and expectations so they and our Houston, TX team can personalize your treatment. We may also see if you are a good candidate for veneers by checking the total health of your mouth. You shouldn't have symptoms of gum problems or habitually grind your teeth and clench your jaw.

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 tooth 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.

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Aftercare for Porcelain Veneers

For the first few days after having porcelain veneers applied to the teeth, patients may be more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. This sensitivity 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 ensure the mouth responds to the veneers as it should. Because the veneers are made 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.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Do porcelain veneers ruin your teeth?

It’s a common question with a simple answer: no, porcelain veneers, if done properly by an experienced doctor, do not ruin your teeth or cause them to rot – but you must still practice good oral hygiene and get regular dental checkups.

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Technically, porcelain veneers aren’t considered a “permanent” procedure because, at some point, they’ll most likely need to be replaced. However, porcelain veneers can last for decades with proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.

Are porcelain veneers worth the cost?

Porcelain veneers are a pricier cosmetic dental procedure, to be sure. But the beautiful transformation of your smile and confidence boost isn’t something you can put a price tag on. If cost is a concern, you can choose from several price point options to fit your budget.

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.

Are porcelain veneers painful?

Not at all. Our combination of state-of-the-art equipment and an incredibly experienced team means our patients need not worry about any pain or discomfort during the procedure. There may be slight discomfort in the first 10 – 12 days afterward, but this is usually very mild and easily managed.

Can porcelain veneers get cavities?

Though the veneers themselves cannot decay, it is possible for cavities to form behind the veneers. These cavities could cause problems with your long-term oral health and will likely cut the lifespan of the porcelain veneers short. For this reason, it is crucial to maintain a proper oral health routine even after receiving veneers.

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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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