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Houston Cosmetic Dentists Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions – Dr. Ka-Ron Wade

1. What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are fabricated in a dental laboratory. They are placed over the front, or facial surface of teeth to create a gorgeous, natural looking smile. Porcelain veneers can be used to correct crowded teeth, discolored teeth, teeth that are too long or too short, gaps between teeth and virtually any other cosmetic problems associated with teeth. The original teeth are shaped by the dentist to accommodate the placement of the veneers. Temporary veneers, which look gorgeous, are worn by the patient for a few weeks while the real veneers are being made at the lab. Porcelain Veneers rarely stain, chip, break or come off. They are very strong and should last many, many years, and possibly forever. They feel natural in the mouth. Normally, only a few visits are needed to create a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers.

2. What happens during the porcelain veneers procedure?

When you get porcelain veneers, you should be aware that they are not reversible. Your natural teeth will not look the same once you get veneers. If the veneers were removed from your natural teeth, you would not like the way that your natural teeth would look. When you get veneers, your natural teeth will first have enamel removed from them in order to place on the veneers. This can make your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold drinks. This reaction can be temporary or permanent depending on the person. For more information on porcelain veneers as well as teeth whitening, dental implants, and other dental treatment options, we encourage you to visit our Houston cosmetic dentistry office.

3. What is the cost of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers can be somewhat expensive, but patients who have had the procedure feel it was worth the cost. Having a gorgeous smile greatly improves one’s confidence and self-esteem. Each case is different, and the cost will vary with the complexity of the case.


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