Porcelain Veneers

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain applied to the front side of your natural teeth to alter the tooth shape, color, and size. Porcelain veneers are an effective option for covering imperfections.

What Concerns Can Veneers Fix?

At Clear Lake Dental Care, we use porcelain veneers to improve various imperfections of our patients’ teeth. Veneers can:

The Porcelain Veneer Procedure

At Clear Lake Dental, the process of placing Porcelain veneers require two appointments, but you will still be going home with a beautiful smile after just one. Here’s how we do it. First, we clean your teeth to remove any stains in the enamel. We may opt to do some whitening to be sure your teeth are returned to their natural color. Then we use a shade guide to select the porcelain to use for your veneers. Next, we prepare the front surface of each tooth that will receive a veneer. This involves shaving off a tiny amount of the surface enamel to make room for the veneers. Generally, this is from 0.3 mm to 0.5 mm.

Now we take a series of impressions and other measurements of your prepared teeth. These impressions are then sent to a lab where the porcelain restorations will be created. You will leave our office with beautiful, temporary veneers while the permanent veneers are being created.

Once the veneers are finished, we check the fit and color match with your adjacent natural teeth. Then we permanently cement the veneers to your teeth and you’re good to go out and show the world your new perfect smile.

Dental Crowns Vs. Veneers

A dental crown covers the entire tooth. It’s typically made of porcelain or porcelain along with other restorative materials. Veneers are also made of porcelain but they only cover one side of the tooth’s surface instead of fitting around the entire tooth. Typically veneers are used to correct cosmetic concerns.

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Experts In The Field

In life, most people do not have the “perfect smile”. You may have a gap here or there. You may have a chipped tooth. Your teeth could be permanently stained from a reaction to tetracycline in your youth. At Clear Lake Dental Care, we use porcelain veneers to mask cosmetic imperfections and give our patients a dazzling, perfect smile.

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Our staff does an amazing job at working with our patients because they will treat you the way that you want to be treated. Not only is our staff kind, but they are also extremely experienced and know what they are doing when they are on the job! Our job is to make you feel comfortable and feel right at home in our office!

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