If you have teeth that are chipped, stained, or in another condition that is not quite what you’d like, porcelain veneers may be the answer for you. Come see us at Elevation Dental for this treatment in Pearland, TX.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are custom-made to fit onto the front of your teeth. They can effectively change the appearance of your smile, addressing issues such as:
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Stained teeth (that cannot be whitened using traditional methods)
- Deformed teeth
- Worn or uneven teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Teeth alignment issues
Veneers are similar to dental crowns, but instead of covering the entire tooth, as crowns do, veneers only cover the front part of the teeth. This means that less of the tooth has to be removed during the preparation stage of this treatment, allowing you to retain more of the natural tooth structure.
Dental veneers will require two separate appointments to Elevation Dental to be attached. During your first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a small amount of the tooth enamel. A local anesthetic will be used for this procedure to minimize pain and discomfort. Once enough of the tooth has been removed to allow room for a veneer to fit, your dentist will take an impression of the prepared teeth. A dental laboratory will use this impression to create the custom-fit veneers. At the end of this first appointment, you will have temporary veneers placed onto the prepared teeth to keep them protected until your veneers are ready.
After two to four weeks, your veneers will arrive from the dental lab. You will return to our office in Pearland, TX to have the temporary veneers removed and replaced by the permanent veneers. The fit of the veneers will be checked first by being placed onto the teeth; adjustments can be made as necessary before they are permanently bonded to the teeth with special cement.
If you are looking for an affordable and versatile, yet effective, way of improving the appearance of your smile, consider having porcelain veneers placed. You can have confidence in the quality of the veneers at Elevation Dental and be able to achieve a beautiful smile in Pearland, TX.