At Vivid Dental in Houston, Texas, Dr. Harpalani uses the porcelain veneer process to give his patients a whiter, brighter smile. Veneers are a great way to repair minor imperfections and flaws that can take away a person’s smile. Talking to your dentist is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. If you are a good candidate, your dentist will explain how porcelain veneers are applied to your teeth and what care is required after they are in place.
When you visit the dentist for a consultation, your dentist will look specifically for teeth that are too small, misshapen, cracked, broken or chipped. Porcelain veneers are a great way to cover up small gaps between the teeth. In some cases, veneers may be recommended for several teeth to make your smile look more uniform.
When you are approved for veneers, your teeth must be prepared. Your dentist will remove a small amount of the surface enamel of each tooth that will receive a veneer. A temporary veneer shell will be applied to the surface of each tooth. The temporary veneers will remain in place until the permanent veneers are finished and sent to your dentist’s office.
Once your teeth have been prepared, your dentist will have permanent veneers fabricated at a lab. When they are finished and returned to your dentist, the veneers will be evaluated for proper fit, color, and shape. Your dentist will be able to make any modifications on the spot. The temporary veneers will be removed, and the permanent veneers will be bonded to your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are easy to take care of. They are resistant to most stains and are extremely durable. Once your veneers are in place, you can brush your teeth like before. Visit your dentist once a year or schedule an appointment if you begin to experience any issues.
Residents in Houston, Texas, can talk to Dr. Monti Harpalani about the porcelain veneer process for improving your smile. Schedule your first appointment at Vivid Dental by calling 281-809-4902. Find out if veneers are right for you!