Porcelain Veneers for Straight Teeth
Do you have misaligned or crooked teeth that cause self-consciousness and anxiety? Do you feel the need to hide your teeth while smiling? If so, you should consider porcelain veneers to straighten teeth and achieve a perfectly symmetrical smile. URBN Dental in Uptown Houston provides highly personalized porcelain veneers that make your smile look even, symmetrical, and brilliantly straight white teeth. Please contact our exceptional cosmetic dentist in Uptown Houston to discuss your porcelain veneer options to straighten teeth.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
- Instant smile makeover — don’t need to wait for months or years.
- Transform the visual appearance of your teeth.
- Make your teeth look bright, straight, and symmetrical.
- Porcelain is a stain-resistant material.
What are Cosmetic Veneers?
Cosmetic veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or dental veneers, are tooth-colored, tooth-shaped, and ultra-thin porcelain shells attached to the front face of your teeth. Porcelain laminate veneers essentially cover up your existing teeth, providing an external image of perfectly straight, even, and symmetrical teeth. Cosmetic veneers instantly address all cosmetic concerns, such as misalignment, cracks, and discoloration, making them ideal for instant smile makeovers.
Porcelain laminate veneers are the best type of veneers because they resemble the natural color and texture of enamel. Porcelain has the same texture as enamel, making porcelain veneers indistinguishable from natural teeth. Furthermore, porcelain is a stain-resistant material, so the veneers remain bright and white for years, and you don’t need to worry about discoloration and yellowing. Porcelain veneers generally last for 10 to 15 years.
Do You Want an Instant Straighter Smile?
Veneers may be an option for you if you are looking to correct your smile without the need for braces. Speak to our veneers specialist and find out if veneers are right for you. Schedule your FREE veneers consultation now!
Dental Veneers for Straight Teeth
Most people consider orthodontic treatments, such as braces and invisible aligners (Invisalign), for crooked and misaligned teeth. Orthodontic procedures exert pressure on your teeth to move them in the desired direction, restoring optimal alignment. However, orthodontic treatments usually last for 1 to 3 years, depending on the type of treatment and the level of misalignment. Furthermore, metallic and ceramic braces are also uncomfortable and extremely prominent on your teeth during this period.
Porcelain veneers are the ideal alternatives for crooked or misaligned teeth. They can be attached to your teeth in two short sessions, giving you an instant smile makeover. As such, you don’t need to wait for several years to see the desired results. However, porcelain veneers can only address cosmetic concerns and minor misalignment problems — not major misalignment issues. Your dentist will carefully examine your teeth to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers.
The Step-by-Step Dental Veneers Procedure
Porcelain Veneers on Crooked Teeth
The dentist takes x-rays and impressions of your crooked/ misaligned teeth and determines if you’re a suitable candidate. You can only get porcelain veneers if you have minor misalignment issues with no major functional concerns.
The dentist prepares your teeth and provides temporary veneers. Traditional porcelain veneers necessitate removing a few millimeters of enamel from the front face of your teeth to accommodate the porcelain shells.
The dentist bonds the permanent porcelain laminate veneers to your teeth. You’ll receive the porcelain veneers 2 to 4 weeks after the preparation. The dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth using dental cement and specialized lights.
Porcelain Veneers for Straight Teeth — FAQs
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How should I take care of my dental veneers?
- Maintain optimal oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and rinsing regularly.
- Go for regular dental checkups and cleanings once every six months.
- Don’t bite hard objects, such as ice, pencil nibs, pens, and fingernails.
- Don’t open seals or bottle caps with your teeth.
- Don’t grind or chew hard foods using your front teeth — use the molars instead.
- If you have bruxism, wear a night guard while sleeping to prevent teeth grinding.
- If you play sports, wear a mouthguard to prevent damaging your veneers during injuries.
What are the treatments for a gap between the front teeth?
Dental veneers are suitable cosmetic treatments for gaps between the front teeth. The dentist can produce veneers larger than your existing teeth size to fill up the gap, improving your cosmetic appearance.
What happens after the veneers are fitted?
After the veneers are fitted, the dentist will make final adjustments to ensure optimal alignment, following which you can resume all your daily activities. You may need to return to the dentist for a follow-up session in a week or two — they’ll examine the veneers to ensure they’re working correctly.
How will I know if veneers are the right option for me?
You’re a suitable candidate for dental veneers if you have minor misalignment, irregularly-shaped teeth, or other cosmetic concerns. You should also have healthy gums and teeth without cavities or gum disease. Your dentist will examine your teeth and determine if you need veneers.
Both composite and porcelain veneers are tooth-colored and tooth-shaped dental veneers attached to the front face of your teeth. However, porcelain veneers are made of porcelain shells, whereas composite veneers are made of engineered composite resin materials. Porcelain is a stain-resistant material, so it’s far less likely to get discolored over time.
When is the replacement of veneers suggested?
The replacement of veneers is usually suggested after 10 to 15 years, which is the average lifespan of porcelain laminate veneers. However, you may need early replacement if you damage your veneers due to injuries, trauma, or constant teeth grinding.
Schedule You Dental Porcelain Veneers Procedure
URBN Dental is an incredibly reputable and reliable cosmetic dental clinic located at 2400 Mid Ln. #350, Uptown Houston, a short drive from The Galleria shopping mall. Our dental clinic is particularly accessible to patients from Highland Village, Upper Kirby, Bellaire, and River Oaks in Houston. If you have minor misalignment problems, crooked teeth, or irregularly shaped teeth, please schedule an appointment at our dental clinic to discuss your porcelain veneer options.