Porcelain veneers are the ideal option for cosmetic concerns and the treatment of many dental health problems. Veneers are thin layers of tooth-enamel-colored ceramic that cover the front surface of the teeth. They can be used for aesthetic purposes, a treatment option for structural reinforcement, or both. Dental veneers can be color matched to existing teeth or put in as part of a full smile makeover.
You may be a candidate for porcelain veneers if you wish to resolve one or more of the following dental issues:
1. You need to protect cracked or chipped teeth.
Having a chipped or cracked tooth is a stressful experience. You may be constantly worried it will get worse, and you may be eager to restore your tooth’s natural appearance. Many patients are excited to learn that porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of damaged teeth without changing the teeth’s natural size or shape. Porcelain is a hard, strong and durable substance that looks like natural enamel, thus blending in with your natural smile. Dental veneers are strong enough to diminish the pressure put on a broken tooth when eating. This added structural reinforcement makes it unlikely that the chip or crack will get worse.
2. You have gaps in your teeth that you wish were closed.
Gaps in teeth can cause difficulty chewing. They can also cause us to feel self-conscious and hide our smile. Adult patients often wish for an improved, symmetrical smile without having orthodontic treatment. Or they may need to replenish tooth material that has been lost over time. Veneers allow us the ability to fill gaps in the smile quickly, without appliances. When necessary, dental veneers can be used seamlessly with dental crowns, allowing them to look and function just like natural teeth.
3. You want to improve the shape and evenness of your teeth.
Some patients find themselves unhappy with the shape of certain teeth or feel that they have uneven teeth. Veneers allow us the ability to correct what the patient does not like about the shape of their teeth while maintaining a natural appearance.
4. You want to brighten discolored teeth.
One of the best things about restoration with porcelain veneers is that they have a high resistance to staining. That’s because they are not as absorbent as tooth enamel. Veneers can be placed in unison with a teeth-whitening treatment on your natural teeth, or as part of a full smile makeover that conceals permanent stains. Whether placing veneers on a couple teeth or a full set, we will work closely with you to achieve your ideal shade of a brighter smile.
5. You dream of a complete smile makeover.
There are a variety of smile-related health issues that can be addressed at the same time. A full smile makeover with porcelain veneers gives our experienced dentists an opportunity to address issues with the bite as well as physical appearance of the teeth. Our end goal with any full smile restoration is a beautiful smile that functions at its healthiest. Alignment, jaw function and the airway are all taken into consideration when designing your ideal smile.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Veneers are a great way to enhance your smile. Medical News Today cites porcelain veneers as the best long-term, durable solution for refining the smile. Veneers are a quick, easy procedure that can be performed right here in our office. We use leading technology to create custom-made veneers that fit perfectly on your teeth. There are many benefits of using veneers to improve the appearance of your smile. High-quality veneers are:
- Easy to maintain
- Installed with no metal or plastic components
- Reinforcing of tooth structure and bite
At Houston Dentists at Post Oak, we complete our dental veneer process in two steps. Measurements, preparation and application are done fast so you can get back to your day with a healthier, brighter smile. We want you as comfortable as possible in our care and are happy to offer options for pain management and sedation during your installation procedure.
If you’re unhappy with your smile, don’t wait to let us help you improve it. Call us today to schedule your porcelain veneer consultation.