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Porcelain Veneers Katy, TX

Bring Out Your Smile’s Brilliance

Porcelain veneers are a great solution for those with damaged teeth. Our veneers consist of ultra-thin porcelain ceramic shells that we bond to the front of your teeth. We craft these custom dental veneers to blend seamlessly with your natural and beautiful smile. Dentists craft dental veneers with porcelain to match the appearance of natural teeth. We provide porcelain veneers as a cosmetic dental treatment for patients in our Katy, TX, dental office.

Dr. Lauren Shepard and Dr. Catherine Wilder are cosmetic dentists who bring a caring approach to the cosmetic needs of our patients. When creating a cosmetic treatment plan, they consider each patient’s budget, dental history, current concerns, and future goals. Tailor-made dental care treatment ensures high-quality and long-lasting results.

Dental Veneers in Katy, Texas

Treatment with Porcelain Veneers in Katy, TX

We first perform a complete evaluation to ensure dental veneers are your best choice. Next, we prepare your tooth or teeth for the porcelain veneer. During this step, the dentist removes a small amount of tooth structure to make room for the veneers. Porcelain veneers should be smooth and flush to blend in with the rest of your smile.

Then, we take impressions of the prepared teeth to send to a dental lab. There, master ceramicists custom-make your veneers based on those impressions. They color-match the veneers to the shade you desire so that they match the rest of your smile. Sometimes, we fit you with a temporary restoration while we wait for your final veneers.

When your permanent veneers are ready, you’ll come back into our office. The dentist will fit them to your teeth and make any small adjustments. We will permanently bond the veneers to your teeth when you’re happy with the results.

What Can Dental Veneers Treat?

Porcelain veneers are a favorite dental restoration because they can treat a variety of cosmetic concerns. Dental veneers address:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth

Before the dentist places veneers, they will remove a specific amount of enamel from the tooth. Generally, they remove about 0.5 millimeters of tooth enamel before applying a veneer. They cover the entire front and sides of your teeth.

If you have a broken or chipped tooth, a veneer can restore the appearance of a complete tooth. This is also ideal if you have a misshapen or defective tooth. Dental veneers improve the look and function of your teeth.

Certain types of tooth staining and discoloration aren’t treatable with traditional whitening techniques. Traditional whitening solutions won’t effectively respond to a tooth injured by trauma or stained by medication. We color-match porcelain veneers to the shade of white you desire so that they blend in with the rest of your smile. Since they cover the whole tooth, they completely hide any discoloration.

Every porcelain veneer we provide should fit perfectly in your smile, making it look like a real tooth. This includes the size and shape of the tooth. We want it to look natural for people, not even to realize that it’s a dental restoration. Furthermore, you can fill any gaps between your teeth and still have a natural look using veneers.

Dental veneers are included in smile makeovers. Smile makeovers use multiple cosmetic dental treatments to transform the appearance of a smile.

Dental Veneers FAQs

Read common answers to the most frequently asked questions about dental veneers and treatment. This is a great place to start if you are considering veneers.

What is dental veneer treatment like?

We clean the teeth and remove a small portion of the enamel to begin treatment. This ensures the veneers properly adhere to the teeth. Then, we take dental impressions and veneer specifications to a dental lab. Once the veneers are complete, we will check their fit and color. We will then bond the veneers to your teeth permanently.

How much are dental veneers?

The material used, the size of the tooth, where the tooth is located, and how many teeth are treated all impact the cost of your treatment. We will thoroughly examine your smile and discuss your treatment plan with you. Our team will also review your insurance options with you for the cost of your care.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

Because veneers contain thin materials, they easily adhere to teeth and do not look bulky. Our veneers are crafted from porcelain ceramic, a stain-resistant and durable material. We can color-match veneers to brighten the smile or blend in with existing teeth.

Compared to other cosmetic treatments like dental bonding, porcelain veneers are longer-lasting. Veneers require few repairs and can last many years with the right care.

How many porcelain veneers can I get?

Patients can receive a single dental veneer or around eight to ten veneers. This is because veneers typically treat teeth in the front of the mouth. We recommend dental crowns or tooth bonding for patients with damaged molars or cracks and chips in the back of the mouth.

Can my dentist whiten my porcelain veneers?

Unfortunately, we cannot whiten porcelain veneers after placement. The good news is that porcelain veneers are stain-resistant. Veneers will maintain their shade without yellowing or staining. We recommend that patients whiten their teeth before placing veneers to match them to their desired tooth shade.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers typically last between 10 to 15 years. However, with proper care, they can last longer. You can maintain good oral hygiene and avoid habits like biting nails or using teeth as tools. Schedule biannual visits, maintain a healthy diet, and maintain your oral hygiene routine at home. You can lengthen the life of your dental veneers.

Do porcelain veneers last longer than composite veneers?

Porcelain veneers are more durable and last longer than composite resin veneers. Porcelain is strong and stain-resistant. It mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel. On average, porcelain veneers can last 10-20 years. On the other hand, you will likely need to replace composite veneers after 5-10 years.

Receive Dental Veneers in Katy, TX

Are you looking for a brighter and more balanced smile? Do you want to learn more about treatment with porcelain veneers? Call Dr. Wilder and Dr. Shepard for treatment today at 281.396.4366. You may also schedule a dental appointment with our friendly team for cosmetic dentistry treatment. Our office serves patients from Katy, Fulshear, Richmond, and other local communities.