Porcelain Veneers

One Treatment to Transform Your Smile

Smile improvement means something different to everyone. For example, if your teeth are stained, then it could simply mean undergoing teeth-whitening treatment. If one or more of them are chipped or worn, then bonding and contouring may be more appropriate. However, if you have several different kinds of blemishes on multiple teeth, then giving your smile a makeover might require several different cosmetic dentistry treatments. In some cases, though, porcelain veneers may be able to address most or all of your smile’s concerns at once, giving your smile the makeover it deserves while still minimizing the extent of your treatment.

How porcelain veneers work

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of dental porcelain, or ceramic, that are hand-crafted to match the precise dimensions of healthy, natural teeth. The purpose of a veneer is to create a brand new front surface for your tooth. We can accomplish this by sculpting a small amount of enamel from the front of the tooth and then bonding the veneer to it. Because they can completely transform the appearance of one or more teeth, we may recommend veneers for a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Restoring chips or cracks in your tooth
  • Lengthening teeth that seem too small
  • Improving irregularly shaped teeth
  • Addressing severe, internal tooth discoloration
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Correcting the alignment of slightly crooked teeth
  • Accomplishing these, and many more improvements, all at once

The benefits of porcelain veneers

With the ability to do so much for your smile with so little changes to your tooth structure, combined with their highly lifelike appearance, porcelain veneers are often an ideal smile makeover solution. For many patients, one or more custom veneers can create their entire smile makeover, all while minimizing the amount of work needed to complete it. This saves you time in our chair receiving treatment, and it helps you preserve a maximum amount of your healthy, natural, and durable tooth structure.

Ask us if veneers can makeover your smile

With one or more custom-designed porcelain veneers, making over your smile could be simpler and more effective than you might expect. To learn more, schedule a consultation at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, today by calling (281) 974-4494.