Houston dentist Dr. Bimal Mehta, DDS uses dental veneers for subtle changes, as well as dramatic transformations. Depending on your circumstances, Dr. Mehta may use porcelain veneers or composite resin veneers to cover the front of the tooth, giving you a whole new smile.
Who Needs Dental Veneers?
Dental Veneers may be used to:
- Close spaces between teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
Types of Dental Veneers
There are several types of dental veneers available. Composite resin veneers are made using a tooth colored, biocompatible material that is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into place. This type of dental veneer requires little to no preparation to the tooth and are not permanent.
A lumineer is a type of dental veneer. While Dr. Mehta does not use the brand lumineer, he is able to offer patients similar type restorations. These also require little to no tooth preparation and can be removed if desired. Lumineers are not for everyone; Dr. Mehta can help you decide was right for you.
Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent shells of tooth-like material. Porcelain veneers are highly stain resistant and have similar light reflecting properties compared to natural teeth.
About The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Dr. Mehta is one of a handful of Houston dentists to offer advanced CEREC technology for same day porcelain dental restorations. Many patients undergoing a porcelain veneers procedure can complete treatment in a single visit. Dr. Mehta is able to design, fabricate and place the porcelain veneers in just a few hours – saving the patient time and money.
If your porcelain veneers are made in a dental laboratory outside our dentist office, Dr. Mehta may fit you for a temporary veneers to protect your tooth in the intermediate time.
Porcelain Veneers Frequently Asked Questions
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on the material used, number of porcelain veneers to be placed and specific condition of the patient. Before we begin treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the porcelain veneer cost. We accept most major dental insurance and also offer convenient payment options including interest free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last for many years. Porcelain veneers are permanent, while some maintenance may be needed to keep the porcelain veneers looking their best; they are designed to last a lifetime.
Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful?
Patients often worry about pain associated with porcelain veneers. We take steps to ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with porcelain veneers is comfortable and relaxed. We offer sedation dentistry to lessen or eliminate porcelain veneer pain. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about dental veneers including porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers, schedule a consultation with Houston dentist Dr. Bimal Mehta.