At Clear Lake Dental Care, we use porcelain veneers to mask cosmetic imperfections and give our patients a dazzling, perfect smile. And, thanks to our CEREC® system, we can prepare your teeth, mill your veneers from the finest dental porcelain, and place them all in a single visit.
What are porcelain veneers?
What problems can be addressed with porcelain veneers?
At Clear Lake Dental Care, we use porcelain veneers to improve various imperfections on our patients’ teeth. Veneers can…
- Cover chips
- Cover teeth stained in the dentin (interior)
- Revitalize the tooth surface
- Close gaps
- Mask alignment issues
- Change the shape of a tooth
- Cover cracks and worn teeth
- Provide an alternative to orthodontic movement
Who is a good candidate to have porcelain veneers?
Why are Clear Lake veneers made from porcelain?
What is the procedure for placing porcelain veneers?
Now we take a series of high-definition images and other measurements of your prepared teeth with our CEREC® system. These images are merged to create a three-dimensional image of the teeth receiving porcelain veneers. We then design each of your veneers on-screen in the CEREC® system and send the information to the milling unit. The milling unit then takes a block of ceramic and mills each porcelain veneer in just minutes. Once the veneers are finished, we check the fit and color match with your adjacent natural teeth. We may shave off a bit here or there to ensure the perfect fit. Then we permanently cement the veneers to your teeth and you’re good to go out and show the world your new perfect smile.
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
How long will my veneers last?
Porcelain veneers have a lifespan of between seven and 20 years. Why such a range? The health of your underlying teeth and gums will likely dictate how long your veneers last. If you take good care of your teeth, your veneers should last at least a decade.It is important to note that having veneers is not a reversible procedure. This is because we need to shave off some of the enamel on the teeth receiving veneers to make room for them. These teeth will always need to be covered by a veneer (or a crown), so once your veneers reach their lifespan, you’ll need to have another set made and attached.