Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Webster TX
No one has a perfect smile. You may have a gap here or there. You may have a chipped tooth. Your teeth could be permanently stained from a reaction to tetracycline in your youth.
 
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?

If you think of the use of veneers in furniture, the concept is similar with dental veneers. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain applied to the front side of your natural teeth to alter the tooth shape, color, and size. Porcelain veneers are an effective option for covering imperfections.

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?

You need to remember that porcelain veneers are a cosmetic improvement of your teeth. They do not correct underlying problems such as decay. If your teeth have problems such as decay, serious cracks, or gum disease, these problems need to be addressed and corrected first. Otherwise, if your teeth are in good shape, just about anyone is a good candidate for porcelain veneers at Clear Lake Dental Care.

Why are Clear Lake veneers made from porcelain?

At Clear Lake Dental Care, we mill our veneers from the finest dental porcelain. Some dentists offer composite resin veneers because they are less expensive. But we only use porcelain because of its high strength, hardness, glassiness, durability, and resistance to staining. Plus, we find the translucence of porcelain very closely mirrors that of natural tooth enamel.

What is the procedure for placing porcelain veneers?

Porcelain Veneers Webster TX

With most dentists, porcelain veneers require two appointments. But at Clear Lake Dental Care, one appointment is all you need to change your smile with veneers. Here’s how we do it. First, we clean all of your teeth to remove any stains in the enamel. We may opt to do some whitening to be sure your teeth are returned to their natural color. Then we use a shade guide to select the porcelain to use for your veneers. Next, we prepare the front surface of each tooth that will receive a veneer. This involves shaving off a tiny amount of the surface enamel to make room for the veneers. Generally, this is from 0.3 mm to 0.5 mm.
 
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?

Porcelain veneers don’t require any special cleaning or hygiene, just regular brushing and flossing. You may keep in mind that, while you can eat anything you want with your veneers, you may want to avoid things such as chewing on bones, candy apples, or biting into really sticky foods, as veneers can occasionally detach. If this does happen, it is easy to reattach the veneer.

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.

Ready for a new smile?

People choose Clear Lake Dental Care because of our experienced staff and elite dental services! If you want to choose us, call 281-557-8097 now to make an appointment with your Webster, TX dentist. You can also request an appointment online. Clear Lake Dental Care: changing lives, one smile at a time!

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