Which Type of Dental Veneer is Right for You?

Have you been living with a smile you hate?

Maybe you have some cracked, chipped, or worn teeth. Maybe there’s an embarrassing gap between two teeth that you’d like to have closed without undergoing orthodontic treatment. Or maybe you just can’t seem to get yellowing or stains to disappear from your teeth no matter what you do.

If that sounds like you, you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. One of the most effective way to treat and cover the flaws listed above is with dental veneers. Veneers are a popular choice among celebrities, athletes, and even politicians who want to enjoy a brand new smile.

But just what is a dental veneer? A dental veneer is a tooth-colored laminated which is applied to the outer layer of your teeth. They’re a great way to cover stains and hide other minor flaws in your smile’s appearance. But not all veneers are created equally.

Many veneers are ill-fitting or simply look alien and unnatural. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we offer two of the finest types of dental veneers available in the world: porcelain veneers and Lumineers.

In today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to look at the unique advantages offered by both types of these veneers. We’ll also look at what you can expect if you choose to undergo this cosmetic dentistry procedure. Let’s get started!

Get a Hollywood Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are trusted by Hollywood stars because they look just like the natural enamel of your teeth. They are superior to outdated and unnatural looking veneers constructed with inferior materials which were used by less reputable cosmetic dentists in years past. We can use porcelain veneers to create an amazing smile for you in just a few visits to our comfortable and modern office.

During your first visit, your cosmetic dentist will sit down with you to determine if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers. If you decide to move forward with the procedure we’ll plan your beautiful new smile by taking digital X-rays and dental impressions. We can even give you a sneak peak of what your new smile will look like. Your veneers will then be custom-created at a dental laboratory.

Then we’ll painlessly prepare your teeth to receive your new veneers. We’ll need to trim part of your enamel to ensure that your veneers have a perfect fit. We prepare your teeth under local anesthesia and also offer sedation dentistry services if you’re nervous about the procedure. We may also fit you with temporary veneers to protect your teeth.

Once your veneers have been created, you’ll return to our office and we’ll bond them to your teeth. That’s it! It’s that quick and easy. When we’re finished, you’ll have that new Hollywood smile which you’ve always dreamed about.

Enjoy the Advantages of Lumineers Veneers

We’re also proud to offer Lumineers veneers at the Antoine Dental Center. This trusted cosmetic dentistry procedure has been around for three decades and created countless memorable smiles. Some of our patients prefer some of the unique advantages offered by Lumineers over porcelain veneers.

Lumineers are a completely painless cosmetic dentistry procedure. Because Lumineers are much thinner than porcelain veneers, we generally do not need to numb your teeth before your receive them. The thin but durable nature of Lumineers also requires much less enamel to be tried before the veneers can be placed. That means the whole procedure can be completed in just two quick and easy visits to our comfortable and modern office.

Make An Appointment

Are you ready to learn more about porcelain veneers or Lumineers? You can finally stop living with a smile you hate by covering your cracked, chipped, misshapen, gapped, or stained teeth. Veneers are an effective cosmetic procedure when prepared with the proper materials and applied with the proper expertise. Don’t trust just anyone with your smile! Make an appointment at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, by calling 713-364-8990.