Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are custom made to change the color, shape, or general appearance of the front teeth in any way that we want. A thin layer of the front part of the tooth is reduced to make room for the veneer. An impression is made and sent to the lab for veneer fabrication. In the meantime, we make a custom temporary veneer which typically looks better than the natural tooth that we started with. When the lab has finished, the permanent veneer is cemented into place and you have a brand new smile.
Veneers allow us complete control over the appearance of the new smile because of the very tooth-like properties of porcelain. With porcelain, we can recreate the depth and intricate optical properties of natural teeth , while also being extremely durable and stain resistant. If you would like to learn more about veneers and what benefits they might have for you, please call us for a cosmetic smile evaluation at (361) 573-7722.
Large Leaking Composite Fillings (Before)
Porcelain Veneers (After)