Obtain a stunning smile with porcelain veneers
- Posted on: Nov 30 2021
Imagine transforming your smile from drab to dramatic without expensive and lengthy dental work. While this may sound out of reach for anyone except the Hollywood celebrities, you’d be surprised to find out that everyone has attainable options. Drs. Das, Pham, and Rivera of Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center in Webster, TX offer a range of cosmetic dentistry solutions for improving the smile, including popular options like porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers continue to be the go-to solution for gaps, misalignment, and chips in the front portion of the smile.
How do porcelain veneers work?
The dentists at Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center describe porcelain veneers as thin ceramic facings that are bonded onto the front of a tooth to cover problems including misaligned, broken, or even permanently stained teeth. These veneers look like natural tooth enamel and can completely transform a smile in an extremely short period of time. In fact, the process of obtaining veneers is typically just a few weeks from start to finish.
How are porcelain veneers made?
First, patients consult with their dentist at Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center to determine if they are a viable candidate for porcelain veneers. When patients decide to move forward with this treatment, the teeth need to be prepared. This requires that the dentist removes a thin portion of enamel from the front surface of the tooth. Impressions are completed and then sent to a laboratory where the veneer is made with specific information regarding color, size, and shape by the dentist. Patients return for a second appointment during which the veneer is bonded onto the prepared tooth for the final repair.
How do I care for porcelain veneers?
Veneers cover the natural teeth and are cared for in exactly the same way. Patients with conditions such as bruxism, which can cause clenching and grinding of the teeth, may want to ask about using an oral appliance to protect the smile and veneers from breakage.
Schedule a visit with the team at Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center today
Webster, TX area residents ready to learn more about using porcelain veneers to enhance the smile are encouraged to book a consultation visit with Drs. Das, Pham, and Rivera of Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center. Call (281) 557-8097 to request an appointment at 202 West Medical Center Boulevard.