Dental Veneers at Vivid Dental, Houston TX
Because your teeth are one of the first things others will notice about you, it is understandable that you want them to look as attractive as possible. Your dentist and the team at Vivid Dental in Houston, TX want your smile to send the message you desire, and we facilitate this with specific cosmetic dentistry procedures.
There is no need to live with gaps, chips, discoloration, or crooked teeth when these issues can be improved with porcelain dental veneers. This convenient cosmetic treatment is capable of restoring full beauty to your smile by evening out the smile line, brightening teeth that may not respond well to teeth whitening, or putting teeth into proper proportion. Veneers are versatile as well as durable. You can improve your smile by covering a single tooth, or receive a full smile makeover through the placement of veneers over all visible teeth.
Dental veneers are shells of material that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth or teeth. Porcelain is an ideal material for veneers, as it is highly aesthetic, and looks very much like natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is slightly translucent, meaning you can see through it. This material will also reflect light, mimicking the sheen of enamel. At the same time, porcelain is resistant to stains and able to strengthen a weakened tooth structure. Ultimately, porcelain veneers provide you with a smile that is totally natural, totally you.
The process of receiving dental veneers at Vivid Dental is quite simple. During your cosmetic evaluation, you will discuss your overall aesthetic concerns and goals. Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and gums, and discuss treatment options. Preparing for porcelain veneers can be done in a single office visit, with the teeth prepared for porcelain shells through the slight removal of surface enamel. An impression is taken of the tooth or teeth to be treated and temporary veneers are placed.
The veneers are fabricated in a dental laboratory. The process takes about two weeks to complete, at which time your new veneers will be assessed for fit, shape, and color. If needed, modifications can be made immediately, and the veneers are bonded to the teeth for a new and improved smile.
Dental veneers are easy to care for. With proper maintenance, this cosmetic enhancement can provide you with your best smile for a lifetime. Contact Vivid Dental to learn how porcelain veneers can enhance your smile.
Dental veneers at Vivid Dental explained by Dr. Monti Harpalani
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are almost like a partial crown. A full crown will cover up the whole tooth. A veneer is mainly used to cover up the tooth’s outer portion that usually touches the lips.
What are the benefits of dental veneers?
Most people tend to lean towards veneers for cosmetic reasons. Veneers can fix if patients have misaligned teeth in the interior portion of their mouths.
You can use veneers to straighten teeth out or make it have the illusion that the teeth are straight. It is a really useful tool in cosmetic dentistry.
If you have teeth that you don’t like the shape of, you can use veneers to correct the shape of teeth.
Who is an ideal candidate for dental veneers?
The teens might be a little too young to get a veneer because the teeth are still moving around as they grow. So usually 18 and up is a good age range.
Anyone having a healthy foundation, no mobile teeth, or a lot of decay can opt for veneers. If you have a lot of decay, veneers are not suggested because we need a good foundation to place veneers.
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Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.