Porcelain Veneers Overview
Cosmetic dentistry allows patients to get the healthy, gorgeous smile they have always wanted. With new advances in high-end technology, there are many options for treatments to address your dental concerns to fit any budget. Dr. Tuan (Anthony) Ly can help you determine if porcelain veneers are the best choice to meet your needs by covering a range of small imperfections such as stained, gapped, or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are made from high-quality materials and are customized to match your smile in terms of shape, size, and color. The process for getting porcelain veneers is minimally invasive and simple, creating a whiter, more healthy-looking smile. If you would like to learn if veneers are the right option to upgrade your smile, contact Made Ya Smile in Missouri City, TX for a consultation.
Best Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are created specifically for each patient's smile and facial features, making them unique for every individual. They are designed to address imperfections in the smile zone, such as small gaps, slightly crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, or discoloration. Made Ya Smile offers veneers make from high-grade porcelain to fit over the front of your teeth, from canine-to-canine, to achieve the right balance. To determine if this is the right option for you, Dr. Ly will perform a standard evaluation to make sure the gum tissues and tooth structure is healthy enough to support veneers. If you have an infection, inflammation of the gums, decay, cavities, or bruxim (grinding or clenching your teeth at night), veneers may not be the right solution at this time. Once we have determined you are a fit for this treatment, the staff at Made Ya Smile will determine the right shape and color of the veneers for a natural-looking outcome.
What To Expect with Porcelain Veneers
While the process for placing veneers is simple, minimally invasive, and comfortable, Made Ya Smile offers sedation options to help keep you relaxed if you prefer. Dr. Ly also makes sure to numb the treatment area before beginning the procedure. We begin by removing a little enamel from each tooth in the smile zone so the porcelain veneers will fit properly. Our staff will then take an impression or mold of your teeth to send to a professional laboratory, where we create the custom veneers with high-quality materials such as ceramic or porcelain. While they're being made, Dr. Ly will provide temporary veneers for one to two weeks to maintain the appearance and function of your smile. Once the restoration is completed, we will schedule a second appointment to bond the veneers in place, then make any necessary adjustments for a seamless look.
Porcelain Veneers Recovery
If you were numbed prior to the procedure, you should wait until the anesthesia wears off to eat, otherwise, you may risk damaging the soft tissues in your mouth. Besides that, there is a very small recovery period for patients receiving porcelain veneers. You may notice some minor sensitivity lasting only a few days while wearing the temporary restorations. Dr. Ly and a member of his staff will provide information on how to maintain the veneers for long-lasting results. While these restorations are naturally durable and stain-resistant, it's best to avoid food and beverages such as tea and coffee, as well as biting down on hard objects like pens that could chip the veneers. With the right care, veneers can last for years without needing repair or replacement. Made Ya Smile will continue to watch over your progress and let you know how to clean and care for the veneers moving forward.
Porcelain Veneers Insurance Coverage
Though cosmetic procedures are not typically covered by dental insurance, the financial team at Made Ya Smile will reach out to your provider to understand your list of benefits. We will also review with you our flexible payment options such as low-interest financing through CareCredit®. At our clinic in Missouri City, TX, we want you to achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you're looking for, which is why we are dedicated to helping you find the right financial solution.
Cosmetic porcelain veneers can give your smile the ultimate boost of confidence. With more than 30 years of experience, the talented team at Made Ya Smile creates personalized veneers to match your dental goals. Dr. Ly is excited to bring this technology to his patients in Missouri City, TX to fix small flaws such as broken or chipped teeth, discoloration, and misalignment. If you would like to take your first step towards a new, enhanced smile with a minimally invasive procedure, reach out to our clinic for a consultation.