Porcelain Veneers – Houston, TX

Make Multiple Improvements at Once

Your smile is an important asset to your self-esteem. However, if you live with imperfect teeth, you probably feel insecure about your appearance. When you suffer from alignment issues, abnormally shaped teeth, or tooth discoloration, it is easy to lose your confidence. Now, you can smile brightly with porcelain veneers from our Houston, TX cosmetic dentist. This minimally invasive procedure can be used to correct several flaws that prevent you from loving what you see in the mirror. In as little as two appointments, you will have the beautiful teeth that you have always wanted.

Woman with flawless smile after porcelain veneers

Why Choose Tamborello Dental Associates for Porcelain Veneers?

  • State of the Art Technology
  • Three Experienced Dental Experts
  • Long-Lasting Personalized Restorations

Hide Cosmetic Imperfections

Animated smile during porcelain veneer placement

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment because they are versatile, allowing them to hide several issues that hurt the appearance of your smile. By attaching the thin shells to the front side of the teeth, your concerns are instantly covered to leave you with teeth that are shapelier and more proportionate.

Veneers offer a minimally invasive means to cover stubborn tooth discoloration that will not respond to traditional whitening treatments. They can also be used to cover chips, cracks, and abnormally shaped teeth. In some cases, they can even be an alternative option to traditional braces by covering minor gaps and alignment concerns.

Enhance Your Smile

Woman sharing perfected smile after cosmetic dentistry

Porcelain veneers are the preferred choice among many cosmetic procedures because they produce natural-looking results. Porcelain closely mimics the appearance of enamel to give you a bright smile with results that will last for several years with the right care. In addition, porcelain is thinner than other materials, so less of the tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process.

Transform Your Smile

Woman sharing transformed smile after cosmetic dentistry

After an initial consultation, we will create a customized treatment plan to enhance your smile. During your first appointment, your teeth are cleaned, and a small amount of enamel is removed to ensure that the veneers will sit flat. Then, impressions are taken, which are needed to design your permanent veneers. These images are sent to the dental lab to create them with accuracy and precision.

While you wait for them to be ready, we will attach temporary ones. In about three weeks, you will come back for your second appointment to have your custom-made veneers bonded to your teeth. You will walk out of our dental office with a restored sense of confidence as you gain the radiant smile that you have always wanted.

Your results will last for an average of 15 years if you follow the right care. It is best to use nonabrasive products when brushing and flossing. It is important to maintain your appointments for a cleaning and checkup. While the veneers are durable, you will want to avoid any habits that can lead to damage, such as using your teeth as tools or biting your nails.

Veneer FAQs

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

At first, veneers may temporarily cause a lisp for some patients. This occurs because the tongue is adjusting to the slight difference in thickness caused by the veneers. The "s" and "v" sounds may be particularly affected due to this adjustment period. However, over time, the tongue will get used to the presence of the veneers and eliminate the lisp. Practicing the pronunciation of certain sounds can also help speed up this adjustment process. In some cases, our team may need to make slight adjustments to the thickness of the veneers to get rid of the lisp entirely.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Veneers are primarily used cosmetic enhancements and do not address the actual position of the teeth or jaw. While they can visually improve mild bite issues such as open bites or small gaps between teeth by creating the illusion of longer and wider teeth, they do not correct the underlying problem. Veneers are typically recommended for bite issues that are aesthetic in nature and do not pose significant oral health concerns.

It's important to note that if orthodontic treatment is required to correct a bite problem, it's recommended to undergo it before getting veneers. This way, we can ensure the bite is properly aligned before enhancing the appearance of the teeth. Following this sequence will ensure you achieve the best possible results for both function and aesthetics.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

The number of veneers you need will vary depending on your individual goals and oral health condition. Usually, 6 to 8 veneers are common for a symmetrical smile. However, some patients may require up to 10 or 12. In cases of a cracked or broken tooth, a single veneer may suffice. Ultimately, the aim is to ensure all visible teeth match seamlessly, achieving a natural and symmetrical smile.

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Yes! For many patients, veneers feel incredibly similar to real teeth. They are custom-made to fit perfectly on your teeth after a minor enamel reduction, ensuring a comfortable and natural fit. Porcelain veneers are smooth and do not cause irritation to the soft tissues inside the mouth. In fact, most patients find that properly placed veneers are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They allow for normal speaking and eating without any discomfort or awareness of the veneers.