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Houston Cosmetic Dental Veneer FAQ

If you read our previous blog about porcelain dental veneers by our Houston cosmetic dentist, then you’ll know they are a highly effective way to transform your smile. In this article, our Houston cosmetic dentist will answer a few of our frequently asked questions about getting cosmetic dental veneers.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are very thin “shells” made of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Once placed, they immediately give you a straighter, whiter smile.

Are Dental Veneers Only Available In Porcelain?

Cosmetic dental veneers are made out of porcelain or composite, which is actually what we use for tooth-colored cavity fillings. However, our Houston cosmetic dentist prefers porcelain dental veneers because of porcelain’s impressive durability and bright white color.

Are Porcelain Dental Veneers For Everyone?

As mentioned before, dental veneers are known to completely transform your smile because they cover up any flaws your teeth might have. If your teeth are very stained, cracked or misshapen, or have any gaps, our dental veneers may be a great option, though it also depends on the patient’s unique needs/wants.

How Do You Take Care Of Porcelain Dental Veneers?

Just like without veneers, you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night. If you don’t maintain proper hygiene, you can easily put yourself at risk of gum disease and/or gum recession, which may cause your veneers to detach themselves from your teeth.

Are There Any Drawbacks To Getting Dental Veneers?

With how transformative porcelain veneers are, many patients wonder if there’s a catch. Although we don’t consider the following to be catches, be mindful that:

  • Once we shave down your teeth, this is irreversible
  • Your natural teeth are still behind your veneers, so be sure to keep up a great dental hygiene routine
  • Although porcelain veneers are very strong, cracks or breaks will result in the need for new dental veneers

Get A Winning Smile With Dental Veneers At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist

If you’re ready to have a winning smile, please book an appointment with us so we can discuss your needs and goals and determine if porcelain dental veneers are right for you. We look forward to giving you a smile you’re proud to wear!