How Porcelain Veneers Can Transform a Smile

How Porcelain Veneers Can Transform a Smile

Having a beautiful smile not only looks great, but can make you feel great. If you have chips, gaps, or staining on your teeth, these imperfections may be causing you to feel self-conscious. Fortunately, at Luxadent Family Dentistry, we offer options to help improve the appearance of your smile. One treatment we offer in our Houston, TX office is porcelain veneers.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made ceramic coverings that are fixed onto the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. They can be used to treat a variety of cosmetic issues. A patient can get a single veneer or as many as needed for a dramatic difference in the appearance of their smile.

How can porcelain veneers improve my smile?

Veneers can:

  • Instantly whiten the teeth
  • Fix or mask chips and cracks
  • Close up obvious gaps
  • Make small or misshapen teeth blend in with the rest of the teeth
  • Straighten slightly misaligned teeth

How can I get porcelain veneers?

First, you will need to have a consultation with a dentist at Luxadent Family Dentistry to determine whether or not this procedure is best for you. Generally, veneers are a great treatment for anyone looking to permanently enhance the appearance of their smile. The only requirement for the procedure is that the patient must have sufficient healthy dental structure to support the veneers. Once you have decided on the procedure, your dentist will discuss your goals and individual needs.

Porcelain veneers treatment

The procedure to place porcelain veneers usually takes at least two trips to the dentist. During the first appointment, the teeth receiving veneers will be prepared by having a portion of the enamel shaved down to make room for the veneers. Impressions will then be made of the teeth, which are used to create the custom-made veneers. Temporary veneers may be placed at the end of the appointment to keep the prepared teeth protected. Once the veneers have been completed, you will return to the dentist office to have them bonded . Adjustments can be made once the veneers are in place.

If you are ready to make an improvement on the appearance of your smile, make an appointment at Luxadent Family Dentistry in Houston, TX today.