Porcelain Veneers in Friendswood, TX

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

At Made Ya Smile Dental, we are delighted to bring our advanced knowledge and skill in smile design to patients. Porcelain veneers are a technique we commonly perform to fix a wide range of cosmetic imperfections with a minimally invasive approach. Custom made of fine porcelain, our veneers fit over teeth in the front of your mouth to create a uniform and instantly whiter and more attractive smile. If you are bothered by stained or chipped teeth, small spaces between your teeth, or uneven biting edges, porcelain veneers may be the solution you need to enhance the look of your smile. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Peter Nishino offers porcelain veneers in Friendswood, TX, to patients and is especially adept at selecting the ideal shape, size, and color of these cosmetic restorations to make your smile stand out. For customized smile options from an experienced and talented dentist, get in touch with our team and schedule your smile consultation today.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence. Many of our patients find there are several other benefits of cosmetic veneers. Some of the most common benefits include:

  • Porcelain veneers prevent further tooth discoloration
  • Improve the appearance of cracks, chips, and gaps
  • Look and function like natural teeth
  • Require minimal enamel removal

Who Is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

When creating custom porcelain veneers, Dr. Nishino takes into consideration your tooth structure, jaw structure, and smile concerns and personalizes your treatment to achieve the most aesthetic outcomes for your smile. We typically place dental veneers within the smile zone of your mouth and in sets of two or stretching between your canines and will help you select a highly cosmetic yet natural-looking shade for your cosmetic restorations. Dr. Nishino custom designs veneers to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth for a smooth, balanced look and feel to your smile. Though veneers are great for a number of cosmetic issues, they may not be suited for those who grind or clench their teeth when the underlying tooth structure is damaged or unhealthy.

You may be a candidate for porcelain veneers in Friendswood, TX if you have teeth that are:
• Chipped, worn, or broken
• Discolored, mottled, or stained
• Unusually small or narrow
• Slightly gapped, crooked, or crowded

What Is the Porcelain Veneers Process?

The process of receiving porcelain veneers is generally comfortable, minimally invasive, and requires only two visits to our friendly practice. At your cosmetic consultation, Dr. Nishino will examine your mouth and talk with you about how you would like your smile to look. Preparing your teeth for veneer placement does require that we remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth. This helps your veneers to fit over your teeth in a streamlined fashion and without feeling bulky. A local anesthetic may be provided to keep you comfortable during this visit. Once Dr. Nishino prepares your teeth, we will take an impression and send this off to our partner dental lab, where your custom veneers will be made. In the meantime, you will wear temporary veneers to maintain a cosmetic appearance and oral function. Using only the highest quality porcelain, our lab will fabricate your veneers and send them back to our office. We will have you return so that Dr. Nishino can permanently bond your veneers to your teeth. Your porcelain veneers will be polished and adjusted as needed to provide a smooth finish and natural look and feel.

Recovery After Porcelain Veneers

Since dental veneers are a minimally invasive smile repair service and do not require extensive treatment, you can likely go about your normal daily activities once you leave your appointment. We do, however, suggest that you not eat until the numbness wears off if you received a local anesthetic during your procedure. Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures may occur but should resolve after a few days. Our team will provide instructions on how to best care for your porcelain veneers. Though this type of material is usually stain-resistant, it's still a good idea to minimize the amount of coffee, tea, and similar items that may leave behind discoloration.

Your porcelain veneers in Friendswood, TX, will allow you to bite and chew normally, but to protect the integrity of your restorations, we recommend that you avoid biting on ice, pens, fingernails, and any other hard objects, which could result in damage to your smile. When cared for in the best possible way, porcelain veneers can last for several years. Daily brushing, flossing, and keeping up with routine cleanings and checkups at our Friendswood, TX practice is an ideal way to keep your new smile white and bright well into the future.

Are Porcelain Veneers Covered by Insurance?

Your dental insurance may not offer coverage toward porcelain veneer restorations since they are largely regarded as a cosmetic service. To know for sure, we will get in touch with your provider to better understand your plan and calculate how much your veneers cost. At Made Ya Smile Dental, Dr. Nishino and our team want you to look and feel your best and are willing to work with you and find a solution that fits your cosmetic goals and family budget. Our practice accepts several flexible payment options and can provide information on low-cost financing through CareCredit®.

Porcelain veneers FAQ

How long do porcelain veneers last? 
One of the huge benefits of veneers is how long they last. When they are properly cared for, they can last anywhere from 10 – 30 years. To learn more about how to care for your porcelain veneers in Friendswood, TX schedule an appointment with our dental team.

Can I see my veneers before they are placed? 
We will provide examples of dental veneers and their shape, color, and size for you to preview. This will help you determine what exactly may fit you. If you are only having veneers placed on a few teeth, we will make sure to have them match your existing teeth.

Can I continue to brush and floss the same way?
Yes, you are able to brush and floss your teeth the same as before. You should continue an oral hygiene routine that involves brushing and flossing twice daily. It is also important to continue to schedule your annual cleanings. For more information, contact our dentist.

Can I still get cavities with porcelain veneers? 
While veneers can't get cavities, it is possible to get cavities on your existing teeth underneath the veneers, Maintaining good oral hygiene is extremely important when you're trying to maintain the health of your teeth and the veneers.

Smile Transformation With Custom Veneers

Give your smile an instant transformation with custom porcelain veneers. With advanced skills in cosmetic smile design, Dr. Nishino can help you brighten, whiten, and balance your smile for a natural appearance and aesthetic appeal. Porcelain veneers in Friendswood, TX, offer minimally invasive smile repair and can correct chipped, stained, and gapped teeth among a range of other imperfections. To get the smile you have always wanted, partner with our Friendswood, TX team, who truly wants the best results for your smile. Call Made Ya Smile Dental today to schedule your consultation.

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