Porcelain Veneers in Katy, TX

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Small imperfections the smile can often be easily transformed with gorgeous and natural-looking porcelain veneers. These high-quality restorations are custom designed by our skilled cosmetic dentist to hide a wide range of smile flaws, such as uneven or chipped teeth, stain or discoloration, small spaces, and other concerns. Porcelain veneers fit over the surfaces of your front teeth and are usually placed from canine-to-canine or in pairs to create a balanced look. Using refined artistic skills and years of cosmetic dentistry experience, our dentist selects the ideal length, shape, size, and shade of porcelain veneers to help our patients achieve and enjoy a smile they are proud to show off to others. If you are looking to revitalize your smile to a whiter and more attractive appearance, schedule a visit at Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX and learn if minimally invasive smile repair with porcelain veneers is ideal for your smile.

Who Is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are made of high-grade porcelain material that is shaded to match your desired brightness for your smile. Our dentist customizes each individual veneer in size, shape, and length to match your smile, facial features, and aesthetic preferences to create the smile you have always wanted. Attached to teeth that show when you smile, veneers are a simple way to correct a number of flaws in the teeth that may leave you feeling less than confident about your smile. These imperfections include:

• Tooth stains or discoloration
• Uneven biting edges or short teeth
• Slightly crooked or crowded teeth
• Small spaces between teeth
• Misshapen, small, or narrow teeth

Porcelain veneers can best serve your smile when they are placed in areas where the teeth and gums are healthy. Patients who tend to grind or clench their teeth heavily at night may not be the best candidates for porcelain veneers. A smile consultation with our dentist can help you learn if porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dentistry options are right for your smile. Veneers may be completed as an individual procedure or as part of a total smile makeover.

What Is the Porcelain Veneers Process?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of high-grade porcelain that are custom-designed in shape, size, length, and color to enhance your smile by bonding to the front surfaces of your teeth. Completed in two visits, the veneer process is actually quite a comfortable and minimally invasive procedure. We may use a local anesthetic if needed to keep you comfortable, and can offer a mild sedation solution to help you relax if you are anxious. Our dentist will then prepare your teeth to receive veneers by removing a small amount of porcelain from each tooth. This helps to ensure that your new veneers will bond evenly over your teeth to create a natural fit and feel. An impression of your prepared teeth will be taken, which our partner dental lab will use to customize your cosmetic restorations. A set of temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth during the time it takes the lab to make your veneers (typically 1 – 2 weeks). We will then schedule you to come back to our office and have our dentist bond your porcelain veneers in place and polish your custom restorations for a beautiful, natural result.

Recovery After Porcelain Veneers

The recovery process after having porcelain veneers placed is usually very minor. It is best to avoid eating until any anesthetic that may have been used has worn off to avoid accidentally biting your soft tissues. A little tooth sensitivity may occur during the time you are wearing temporary veneers, but this should resolve when your permanent restorations are placed. The high-quality porcelain of which veneers are made is usually resistant to stain but to keep your new smile looking as bright as possible, you may want to minimize your consumption of foods and drinks that tend to stain the teeth. Though your veneers will be able to stand up to normal oral function, we urge you to avoid the habit of chewing on ice, pens, or anything else that could potentially cause damage to your porcelain restorations. To help protect your smile investment, it best to keep up with proper brushing and flossing each day, along with routine visits to Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX, for your cleaning and exam appointments. Taking care of your smile each day and through regular dental care can help your porcelain veneers last for many years and keep your restorations in great shape.

Are Porcelain Veneers Covered by Insurance?

Porcelain veneers may not be a covered benefit under dental insurance plans, as these restorations are cosmetic in nature. But to be sure, we will contact your provider to review your benefits before getting started. Any personal expenses for the cost of your veneers will be reviewed with you by a member of our team. Helping you get the smile you have always wanted is very important to our team here at Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX. We are happy to offer several types of easy payment methods, including interest-free financing, to help you better afford the cost of veneers and make getting the smile you want within your reach.

Porcelain Veneers FAQ

Are there foods I should avoid with porcelain veneers?
Foods like hard candy and ice should typically be avoided to keep from damaging your porcelain veneers. Staining foods like coffee, tomatoes, and berries should be avoided to keep your veneers looking in their best shape.

How long can porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers in Katy, TX, are a lasting solution for cosmetic concerns. When cared for and examined on a regular basis, porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10 – 30 years. During your regular dental exams, our dental team will check on your dental veneers to see how they are doing.

Can I get cavities with porcelain veneers?
Veneers are not susceptible to tooth decay, but your teeth beneath them still would be. It's important to maintain a regular dental hygiene routine and continue bi-annual cleanings and exams with your dental office in Katy, TX, to ensure your teeth are healthy under your dental veneers.

Smile Transformation With Custom Veneers

Boost your self-confidence with a bright, white smile created by custom porcelain veneers. Placed in the smile zone to enhance cosmetic appeal, porcelain veneers can correct tooth stain and discoloration, uneven edges or short teeth, and chipped or gapped teeth. Our dentist custom designs each veneer to the shape, length, size, and color ideal for your unique smile. The entire procedure is minimally invasive and completed in two comfortable visits to our modern practice. Get started on transforming your smile into a confident and attractive grin today by scheduling a consultation visit at Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX.

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