Veneers are thin, porcelain coatings that are bonded to the teeth to create a more pleasing smile. Porcelain veneers look and feel like your natural teeth, allowing you to cosmetically improve your smile without the use of crowns or braces.
Which Conditions May Be Improved with Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers will require three office visits:
- Uneven teeth
- Worn enamel or stains
- Irregular shapes
- Excessive wear
1. The initial consultation allows Dr. Stephen C. Hale to examine your teeth and determine whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers or if another option may be more suitable based upon factors such as tooth condition, lifestyle, and desired outcome. He will also explain the process in detail and outline the results that can be achieved.
2. After approximately three weeks, the custom porcelain veneers have been created for you and ready to your teeth. Dr. Hale will clean, polish, and etch your own natural teeth to ensure a strong bond to the porcelain veneers. The veneers are then bonded with a tooth colored cement which is hardened, or cured, by light. The shape and color may be adjusted for a more natural appearance.
3. Porcelain veneers are durable and stain-resistant, and with proper care, generally last from eight to ten years before replacement must be considered. Our patients achieve a more beautiful smile with less pain and in less time with veneers in Texas City, TX.
Dr. Stephen C. Hale, DDS, located in Texas City, TX is a dentist who services patients from Texas City, TX. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!