Cosmetic Dentist in Deer Park Offering Porcelain Veneers
Your smile is one of your most valuable assets -- but if your front teeth aren’t perfect, you may be reluctant to flash that grin. Porcelain veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Deer Park provide a transformative effect for the teeth that show when you smile. Keep reading to find out how they work and whether or not they are the solution you have been waiting for today!
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped coverings made from dental porcelain. They cover up the front side of the teeth that show when you smile, remaking their size and shape to enhance the overall appearance of your grin.
Veneers are sturdy restorations and can be expected to last for a decade or more with proper care. Because dental porcelain is more resistant to stains and discoloration than your natural tooth enamel, they will also remain a brighter shade of white, unaffected by that morning cup of coffee or other highly pigmented foods and beverages.
Veneers can correct the following issues:
- Chipped teeth
- Severely stained or discolored teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Pitted and grooved surfaces
- And other cosmetic problems
Veneers are reserved for making cosmetic improvements to healthy teeth. If your teeth are broken, decayed, or have any other type of structural issue, a dental crown or other restoration may be a better solution.
What Is the Process for Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are usually placed over the course of two visits to our office. In the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth to make room for veneers, take impressions, and capture x-rays. This information is sent along with your treatment plan to the lab, where your veneers will be crafted from high-quality dental porcelain.
Temporary veneers cover up your prepared teeth in the time between appointments. When you return to our office, these veneers are removed and your dentist checks to make sure the new veneers fit and look just as planned. Adjustments can still be made at this point. Once everything is just right, the veneers are securely bonded onto the front surface of each tooth -- and the process is complete!
Are Veneers Right for You?
If you are interested in improving the appearance of your healthy but imperfect teeth, dental veneers may be an excellent solution for you. Even if this treatment isn’t the one that is best suited for your smile, we are pleased to offer a wide variety of restorative and cosmetic treatments to help make sure you receive the help you need! We will fully discuss all of your options, as well as other considerations like price and timeline, to help you decide which is best for you.