Porcelain Veneers Houston TX
What are porcelain veneers?
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are one of the easiest and least invasive ways to transform your smile. Dr. McRay and Dr. Robbins, experts in restoring teeth, look forward to discussing your hopes and dreams regarding your appearance with you—and then making them a reality.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very natural looking, tooth-colored ceramic shells that are bonded to teeth. These custom-made thin and durable restorations are a great solution for chipped, cracked, discolored, worn down, or uneven teeth. Composite bonding is another type of veneer made of resin. Veneers are often the more popular of the dental bonding choices because of their durability and resistance to staining.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
The benefits of porcelain veneers are far reaching. From the aesthetic perks to practical functionality, the small addition of these ceramic shells will immediately transform your smile—and your life. And if you are concerned about the possibility that they may minimize the uniqueness of your look, no need to worry. They are made to fit seamlessly with each individual smile—this is not a one size fits all type of treatment!
- Stain resistance
- Highly aesthetic
- Natural looking
Are porcelain veneers right for me?
Whether you have minor tooth damage that you would like repaired or you are in the market for a complete smile makeover, Houston Westchase Dentists in Houston, TX has the right dental solutions for you. Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers are those who would like a long-lasting and natural-looking smile that is free from cracked, chipped, discolored, and misaligned teeth. Drs. McRay and Robbins are highly experienced cosmetic dentists who are dedicated to creating beautiful, healthy smiles for their patients.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
The process of getting veneers does involve decreasing the size of your tooth to make room for the veneer. We begin with a complete smile analysis in which Drs. McRay or Robbins makes a treatment plan according to your desired goals. Next, we shave off a small portion of the tooth enamel to make room for the carefully crafted veneer to perfectly fit your tooth. You will receive a temporary veneer while a mold of your tooth is made. At the following appointment, the temporary is removed and the final veneer is bonded to your tooth.
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
If properly cared for, veneers can last for 20 years. To ensure your veneers last as long as possible, discontinue any bad habits you may have that might put unnecessary stress on the veneers. Avoid nail biting, straw chewing, opening bags or containers with teeth, and even removing gloves with your veneers. Treat your veneers the same way you treat your natural teeth: brushing twice and flossing once daily. Wearing a bite guard at night would provide extra protection. Avoid eating hard foods, like nuts, and cracking shells with front veneers.
How often should veneers be replaced?
The lifespan of porcelain veneers is truly up to you. If you care for your veneers by keeping up on your regular brushing and flossing routine, attending regular cleanings and examinations at our office with Drs. McRay or Robbins every 6 months, and refraining from using them carelessly, you really should have no need to replace them often.
What are the disadvantages of veneers?
There are very few disadvantages to getting porcelain veneers. Like any makeover, one improvement leads to another. It is common for patients who get veneers to choose to have gum contouring done as well. This cosmetic procedure can help to create symmetry and lengthen short teeth. In order for the veneers to perfectly match the other teeth, some patients choose to undergo teeth whitening as well. In the long run, these additional treatments actually end up being advantages rather than disadvantages!
Can porcelain veneers stain?
No! This is one of the many benefits of porcelain veneers. You are free to eat and drink without worrying about discoloring your teeth. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, one of the clear advantages over choosing to get composite bonding, an alternative veneer that lacks durability as well as resistance to discoloration.
Does the process of getting veneers hurt?
No! We make sure you are comfortable during the procedure and numb the area around the teeth that will be having veneers cemented on. You will feel no pain, and once the procedure is completed and the numbness has worn off, you can manage any discomfort with over the counter medications. Generally, there can be slight soreness to the gums and jaw in larger cases that involve 8 or more veneers.
How much do veneers cost?
The cost of veneers varies, depending on how many veneers you are getting, the location of the veneers, and other details pertaining to your particular treatment plan. The best way to get an accurate estimate of the cost of veneers would be to schedule a consultation with us. We look forward to doing all we can get to give you the smile you deserve.
Call us today to find out more about how we can get you the smile you’ve always dreamed of with our beautifully designed porcelain veneers! The Dentists at Houston Westchase Phone Number 832-830-8226
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial
I grew up with stained teeth and never smiled much. I was always embarrassed about my smile! Now I could not be more pleased. I heard about the new office for The Dentists at Houston Westchase. I scheduled an appointment, and I asked them about their backgrounds. I discovered they had been working in clinics and as associates for a number of years. I also learned they are part of a select few in Houston granted access to a lab that is one of the best for the production of veneers. While Dr. Robbins did the restorative and aesthetics work, both doctors called to check on me to be sure I was doing well or had any concerns. The office manager filed all insurance claims and made that part easy as well. I hope my comments help others. Thank you Dr. Robbins and Dr. McRay for helping me and my self-esteem! Maria S
- Maria S