Porcelain Veneers in Houston, TX
Porcelain 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.
What are veneers?
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. Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant so that they can be used to whiten your teeth long-term.
Veneers are made of materials that 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.
Types of veneers
At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we understand that every patient is unique and has a different vision 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 be completed with sedation dentistry if you are nervous about undergoing dental work.
Once your veneers are finished, you’ll return for a second visit, where 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 in 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 generally 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.
How much do porcelain veneers cost in Houston?
The average price for porcelain veneers in Houston, Tx will cost you between $1,500 – $1,800 per each veneer. At Antoine Dental Center, our prices for veneers are just $1,250 each.
Are there payment plans on veneers?
Yes, at Antoine Dental Center, we offer payment plans for veneers. If you are unable to pay out of pocket, we offer a variety of dental financing options that patients can choose from.
What are the cheapest veneers?
If you are looking for the most affordable type of veneers, Composite (direct) veneers are the ones for you. The price will depends on the number of veneers you wish to get.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain Veneers will last between 10 to 25 years, depending on your level of care and maintenance. Our cosmetic dentist recommends that anyone with veneers treats and cares for their cosmetic smile just like you would treat your natural smile.
Do veneers fall off?
While veneers attach to your teeth, they can occasionally fall off. This happens when veneers make contact with hard foods, and we recommend you avoid hard foods or crunchy snacks. Alternatively, your veneers may be falling off because of the aging process. If you are experiencing this, please contact your Houston dentist to resolve this problem.
Which is better veneers or lumineers?
Veneers and lumineers are similar in many ways as both can improve the appearance of crooked misaligned teeth and both can give you a whiter and brighter smile. They are different procedures, however. For example, the procedure for veneers requires some removal and reshaping of the original tooth. Our specialist will remove about 5mm from the tooth’s surface to create a natural appearance that isn’t bulky or overly large. Lumineers, while providing the same function as veneers, are not as invasive. The original tooth is left as it is which is one of the reasons why patients prefer lumineers as a long term solution. Both offer the same result, a Hollywood smile — but in order to choose between both, you will need to be evaluated by one of our veneers specialists to help you determine which is the best option for you.
Book an appointment today!
This is your opportunity to change your smile and change your life. Schedule a consultation at the Antoine Dental Center to learn more about Lumineers and porcelain veneers in Houston. Contact our office today at 713-955-0263.