Dental veneers sometimes called porcelain veneers or LUMINEERS are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length. Porcelain veneers are used to fix worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, or discolored teeth to give you the smile you have always wanted.
A small amount of tooth structure must be removed to make room for the porcelain veneer and to avoid making the tooth look big and bulky. The tooth preparation is limited to the enamel and usually involves only a few surfaces of the tooth, unlike a crown or cap. A prosthodontist uses porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of teeth and to even close spaces or gaps between teeth.
What are the most common uses of veneers?
Dr. Samo has been using veneers to treat a variety of cosmetic cases such as:
How long will my Veneers Last?
Veneers are intended to last for many years. Unlike most bonding materials, veneers will not change color over time. You should consult with Dr. Same to find out how long veneers will last in your mouth.
I am 17-year-old and I want to get veneers, is it possible?
Because veneers are permanent solution to you dental problem, patient has to complete his/her growth before considering permanent dental work. This is very important on anterior teeth where cosmetic is very important and any slight growth will affect the appearance of the veneer. As a rule of thumb, usually girls finish their growth around 18-19 and boys around 20-21. Again, the best thing is to schedule a free consult with Dr. Samo and seek his opinion.
My friend got veneers last year and I like her smile, but she spent a lot of $$$$$ on them. How can I afford them?
Are you saying your smile does not worth it ??? Veneers are custom-made moldings crafted from tooth colored, high-tech materials to portray a natural, bright smile. There are a lot of expenses associated with the procedure to get the ultimate outcome. But expensive does not mean you cannot afford them. We offer many financial options as well as in-house financing for qualified patients.Call us now 281-447-6453 to schedule a FREE consultation.