Porcelein Veneers

If your smile is marred by stains, gaps, or teeth that are badly shaped, a veneer may be used to correct these problems and help you have a beautiful smile. A porcelain veneer is a thin, custom-made covering that conceals the front and side surfaces of your tooth. Veneers are versatile. They can correct stains, breaks, and odd shapes, and they can lengthen individual teeth. A major benefit of veneers over crowns is that less enamel is removed in preparation for the restoration. Porcelain veneers are not ideal for people with severe bite problems or for those who grind their teeth, a habit which can break the veneer.

A porcelain veneer is made by a dental laboratory working from a model provided by your dentist. You should know that this is an irreversible process, because it is necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the veneer. Your dentist may recommend you avoid substances that may stain or discolor your veneers, such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip. But for many people, the results are worth it.

For all your porcelain veneer needs, call our office at 713-668-9119 or email info@contemporary-dental.com.