digital graphic illustrating how porcelain veneers are placed on the teeth at our houston cosmetic dentist office

Houston Cosmetic Dental Veneers FAQ

Dental veneers are a very common procedure we offer at our Houston cosmetic dentist office. A rather quick way to transform your smile, porcelain veneers are highly sought after, but there are still some questions surrounding them. In this article, we will answer some of our most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dental veneers.

1) 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.

2) Are Dental Veneers Only Available In Porcelain?

Cosmetic dental veneers are made out of porcelain or composite–which is what we use for cavity fillings because they resemble the natural color of your teeth. However, our Houston cosmetic dentist prefers porcelain because of its impressive durability and bright white color.

3) Who Might Benefit From Porcelain Dental Veneers?

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 are remarkable for concealing these flaws so you have a winning smile you’re proud to show off.

4) What Is The Process Of Getting Dental Veneers?

You can expect dental veneers to require two visits to our Houston cosmetic dentist office. On the first visit, we will shave down your teeth ever so slightly so they fit perfectly behind your porcelain veneers and take some impressions of your teeth. At the second visit, we will place the veneers on you and perform some touch-ups to make sure they fit perfectly over your teeth. After this second visit, your smile is instantly improved, so have fun showing it to the world!

5) Are There Any Drawbacks To Getting Dental Veneers

With how transformative porcelain veneers are, many wonder if there’s a catch. If you decide to get dental veneers, 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 to keep your teeth healthy enough to support the veneers
  • Although porcelain veneers are very strong, cracks or breaks will result in the need for new dental veneers

Transform Your 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 schedule a consultation to discuss your needs and goals. At this consultation, we can determine if veneers are right for you. We look forward to giving you a smile you’re proud to wear!