Porcelain Veneers Huntsville, TX

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that can complete a smile makeover. Dr. Escobar uses porcelain veneers to cover the front of one or more teeth to improve their shape and look. In addition to improving the overall appearance of your smile, the material used in veneers provides protection to your natural tooth.

Veneers are also very easy to replace and not easily stained. At Huntsville Family Dental, we are proud to offer porcelain veneers for patients in Huntsville, TX, and the surrounding communities. 

Porcelain Veneers in Huntsville, TX

Porcelain Veneers in Huntsville, TX

Before veneer treatment, we prepare the teeth by etching into the enamel. Tooth preparation ensures that the veneers conform to teeth and do not look or feel bulky. Then, we will take dental impressions of the teeth and send them to a lab that will create custom veneers. Once the veneers are complete, we ensure that they are the correct shape and size. Then, we bond the veneers to the teeth.

Directly after receiving veneers, we ask patients to avoid hard or crunchy foods and to refrain from eating or drinking coffee, tea, berries, and other foods and drinks that easily stain. There are no special cleaning methods with veneers; patients can gently brush and floss with dental veneers.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic restoration that can treat many dental problems. Learn more by reading the answers to these commonly asked questions.

Can you go back to regular teeth after porcelain veneers?

No, once you have porcelain veneers, you’ll always have to have a restoration on those teeth. We need to remove tooth enamel to make room for the veneers, which exposes the sensitive lower layers of the tooth. You must always have something on these teeth to protect them from sensitivity and bacteria.

Does getting porcelain veneers hurt?

No, you shouldn’t feel any pain with porcelain veneers. At most, you’ll experience some pressure and sensitivity as we prepare the tooth for the veneer. Shaving away some of the tooth enamel exposes more of the nerves under that protective layer. We use local anesthesia to numb the area that we’ll be working on.

Can I get cavities with porcelain veneers?

No. Porcelain isn’t a natural material, therefore it isn’t susceptible to bacteria and tooth decay. However, you still have your natural teeth underneath the veneers, so it’s important that you don’t neglect care for these teeth. The veneers need a stable foundation, and decay in the natural tooth structure causes the veneers to loosen or fall off.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

On average, veneers last 10-15 years or more if you care for them properly. Many people have veneers that last for decades. They won’t be quite as white and shiny as they age, but they’ll still be a beautiful, natural-looking restoration that you can be proud of.

What can damage porcelain veneers?

Though they’re very strong, porcelain veneers aren’t infallible. Too much direct pressure can crack, break, or pop off the veneer. Be careful biting down on hard or crunchy foods with the teeth that have veneers on them. Habits like nail biting or teeth grinding are more likely to damage your veneers.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

With any cosmetic restoration, we require you to be in good oral health before getting it. You need a strong foundation for the veneers to be successful. It’s also crucial for patients to understand that this is a permanent restoration and irreversible. Dental bonding is a plausible option for patients that aren’t ready to commit to a permanent restoration.

Get a Brighter Smile

Are you interested in treatment with porcelain veneers? Call (936) 220-3158 or request a porcelain veneer consultation on our website. 

Our cosmetic services are available to Huntsville, Texas, and all of the surrounding neighborhoods and cities such as New Waverly, Phelps, Dodge, Arizona, Riverside, Oakhurst, Point Blank, Stephen Creek, Cape Royale, Wolf Creek, Waverly, Ada, Willis, Shiro, Richards, Roans Prairie, Singleton, Bedias, Madisonville, Connor, Conroe, Panorama Village, and Montgomery.

Dr. Escobar loves serving the North Houston area and its incredible people. We cannot wait to help you feel confident in your smile!