Happy New Year Houston! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of the Antoine Dental Center. As we write this, 2016 is only about 48 hours away. We’re excited for the New Year and all the smiles we’ll be able to help this year. For us, dentistry is about more than just your oral health. Dentistry is also about improving your life by increasing your self-confidence and self-esteem.
In our last few posts, we’ve talked about how the various cosmetic dentistry procedures at the Antoine Dental Center can completely transform your smile from a zero into a hero. We’ve look at how we can combine various cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you a smile makeover, we’ve also discussed how quick and easy professional teeth whitening can brighten your look, and we mentioned how dental bonding can be affordable way to cover flaws.
Today, we want to take one more look at our cosmetic dentistry procedures in 2015. Specifically, we want to discuss veneers. We’ve had numerous patients come into our office because their smile was keeping them from achieving their goals in life. They felt that they couldn’t achieve their full potential in their work life and their social life until their corrected certain flaws in their smile which lowered their self-esteem.
Enter dental veneers. Most people have heard of dental veneers, but often ask us a simple question: what are veneers? Veneers from the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, are the most effective cosmetic dentistry procedure for correcting flaws like cracked teeth, chipped teeth, worn teeth, crooked teeth, discolored teeth, and gaps in between your teeth. Veneers are more than just beautiful, they’re more durable than other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental bonding.
A veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain or other tooth-colored material. We use them almost as a laminate to cover the outer enamel of your teeth. Veneers are used to mask flaws such as cracks or chips, or increase the size of a tooth to close an embarrassing gap. Veneers are also stain-resistant so can be used as a set to whiten your teeth long-term.
Veneers are made of materials which look and reflect light in the same way as your natural teeth. When we place one or just a few veneers on your smile, we carefully match the shade of the veneers to the color of your natural teeth. If you would like a full-set of veneers, we can completely reshape your smile and make it look as white as you’d like.
At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we understand that every patient is unique and has different desires for their smile. So we’re proud to offer two types of veneers at our comfortable and modern office. We offer porcelain veneers for the most durable restoration possible, and Lumineers if you’d prefer a quicker and less invasive type of veneers.
Porcelain veneers generally take a couple of appointments to apply. We begin by taking impressions of your teeth which are used to create your custom veneers. Your teeth are then prepared to receive the enamel. We painlessly trim some enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneers. This process can completed with sedation dentistry is you are nervous about undergoing dental work.
Once your veneers are finished, you’ll return to the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX. We’ll bond the veneers to your teeth and make sure they are the perfect fit. You’ll be able to walk out of our office confident that your new smile looks bright and healthy!
If you’d prefer a quicker option, we also offer Lumineers. Lumineers function is the same manner as porcelain veneers or other dental veneers. However, Lumineers are considerably thinner than traditional veneers. Because Lumineers are so thin, they are faster to apply and general require much less of your enamel to be removed. Your cosmetic dentist at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, can help you determine which type of veneers are best for you.
Make An Appointment
2016 is your opportunity to change your smile and change your life. Schedule a consultation at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, to learn more about porcelain veneers and Lumineers. Call our office today at 713-364-8990.