Porcelain Veneers Galveston, TX

Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Dental veneers are thin ceramic shells that cover your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you can fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, and chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are cosmetic dental treatments that improve the aesthetics of the smile. We provide custom-made porcelain veneers in Galveston, TX.

We choose porcelain veneers because of their natural appearance. Porcelain is a translucent material that reflects light like natural teeth. Our office can also color-match veneers to single teeth or all teeth that show when you smile.

Porcelain Veneers in Galveston, TX

What Can Veneers Treat?

Choosing veneers over other other treatments offers these benefits: 

  • Brighter and straighter teeth
  • Low-maintenance results
  • Long-lasting treatment

Dental veneers provide treatment for a variety of cosmetic dental problems, including:

  • Deep tooth stains
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Gummy smiles
  • Black triangles
  • Slightly crooked teeth

Veneers can cover one or more teeth in the smile line. The smile line includes the teeth that show when you smile. A complete set of veneers consists of about eight veneers. Our office can provide single veneers that blend in with your other teeth for a seamless look. 

Many patients may ask if they can whiten veneers. Veneers are not affected by teeth whitening and the active ingredients in whitening treatments. However, veneers can change the shade of one or more teeth. If you have old or discolored veneers, we can remove them and create new veneers that match your smile.

Who is a Candidate for Veneers?

We recommend porcelain veneers for patients who want to improve the appearance of one or more teeth. Veneers are best for teeth in the front of the mouth. Patients must be committed to veneers because we remove a portion of the tooth enamel to prepare for veneer placement.

Veneers are known as a permanent treatment because we change the tooth enamel before treatment. Patients who receive veneers should want to cover their teeth with veneers or treatment. We will not recommend veneers if you do not have enough natural tooth enamel. In addition, we do not recommend veneers if you have severe tooth misalignment. Instead, we will recommend treatments like braces to straighten your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers in Galveston, TX

The process to place veneers takes approximately two to three visits. On the first visit, we will discuss the new shape and look of your teeth. Once we have a plan, we will carefully prepare the teeth to place the new porcelain veneers in our Galveston, TX, office.

We prepare the teeth by etching into the tooth enamel. This process ensures the veneers fit properly and look natural. 

As we complete this process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. We send this impression to our laboratory for the final product for fabrication. We only utilize the highest standard laboratory to fabricate all of our work.

This process at the laboratory takes between 10 to 14 days. While the dental lab creates your new veneers, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear for this time.

As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers will feel just like your natural teeth. We will double-check the shape, size, and shade of your veneers. Finally, we will bond them into place and polish them so you can enjoy your new smile.

How to Care For Dental Veneers

Before you receive your permanent veneer, you will first receive a temporary restoration. This is not as sturdy as the permanent version, so you should be careful when cleaning and eating.

You should brush the area gently. Do not pull up on the tooth when flossing because it could become dislodged. The same goes for eating. You should avoid sticky or chewy foods while you have the temporary veneer on your tooth or teeth.

There may be some sensitivity and irritation after we place the temporary or permanent veneers. This is normal and will fade after the soft tissue heals. A warm salt water rinse will help, and you can also take Advil or Tylenol if the pain does not go away.

It will take time to get used to your new veneer. Your mouth needs to adjust to the new tooth, and it should feel like one of your natural teeth in less than a week.

If your bite feels abnormal, you should let our dentist know. When brushing and flossing, you should pay close attention to the area between the veneer and the tooth at the gum line. Harmful bacteria can collect in this space. Thoroughly cleaning on and around your veneers will prevent problems like gum disease and tooth decay. While veneers are unaffected by decay, bacteria can still affect surrounding natural teeth and gum tissue.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are thinly shaped porcelain shells that we bond to teeth. The fact that they are so thin allows us to minimize the preparation of the tooth to create beautiful transformations of your teeth. Because there is minimal preparation, this procedure often has little to no discomfort. It often requires one to two visits to receive Lumineers.

Lumineers are different from regular porcelain veneers because they require less tooth preparation. They also use thinner materials best suited to cover some cosmetic problems more than others, including stained teeth. Lumineers are also a more economical option compared to traditional veneers.

The downside to Lumineers is that they are less durable than other options. However, if you do not want to commit to traditional veneers and want to preserve your teeth, Lumineers may suit your needs. 

Enhance Your Natural Smile

Receive Lumineers or porcelain veneers in Galveston, TX today. Call Broadway Dental at 409-235-0789 for a consultation. You can also schedule a dental appointment online. Please let us know if you have questions about your veneer options. We will find the proper cosmetic treatment for you.