A dazzling smile can turn heads and stop people in their tracks, but dingy, aged, chipped, and misaligned teeth can detract greatly from even the most heartfelt grin. Thankfully, your dedicated cosmetic dentist in Greater Inwood, Mark E. Lawton, DDS, is proud to offer a variety of solutions to deliver the picture-perfect smile of your dreams in just a few, short dental office visits. If you’re ready to get started transforming your smile, call our Houston dental office team to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation today.
Our skilled team of professionals can use porcelain veneers to correct and conceal any number of cosmetic smile flaws. Porcelain veneers can take years off of your smile and give you whiter, straighter, and truly flawless teeth in just two appointments. Using porcelain veneers, we can hide chips, smooth slight misalignments, and whiten discolored teeth.
There are many benefits to creating your picture-perfect smile using porcelain veneers. Some of the reasons patients most often choose veneers include the following:
Veneers are made from thin sheaths of porcelain layered to appear natural and realistic. If you’re interested in getting porcelain veneers to enhance your smile, Dr. Lawton will sit down with you to determine whether they are your best cosmetic dentistry option. Following an initial appointment during which we’ll discuss your goals, we’ll schedule two additional treatment appointments. During the first treatment visit, we prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of surface enamel to allow your new veneer to lay flat within your smile. Then, we’ll send you home with a set of temporary veneers while your final custom veneers are being manufactured at a lab. When we receive the final product, you’ll return for the second appointment at which we will exchange your temporary for flawless set of high quality porcelain veneers.
Maintaining your porcelain veneers requires simply brushing and flossing daily, keeping up with your routine checkups and hygiene appointments, and possibly wearing a nightguard to bed while you sleep.
Veneers in Greater Inwood are many patients’ ideal choice for giving their smiles a makeover. As we mentioned above, they can completely transform your smile in just two appointments. However, we understand that you might have a few concerns first. That’s why Dr. Mark E. Lawton has answered some frequently asked questions about veneers. As the best dentist in Houston to go to for veneers, you can trust what he has to say!
Despite what you may have heard online, there is no singular, fixed cost of veneers. During your consultation, our team can provide you with a personalized price estimate, which will depend greatly on how many veneers you choose to get and on which teeth they are being placed.
While veneers may come with a higher price tag than other cosmetic services like teeth whitening, keep in mind that veneers are much longer lasting and versatile than most other treatments. The overwhelming majority of our patients who have received veneers have said they were worth every single penny!
More often than not, veneers are considered a purely cosmetic treatment. As such, most dental insurance companies will not pay for them. However, there may be some instances in which veneers could overlap into restorative dentistry. In this case, your insurance might cover a portion of the cost.
If you need assistance funding your smile makeover, our team members are here to help. We have partnered with CareCredit and Lending Club to let you sign up for a low-interest payment plan. This way, you can revamp your smile without breaking the bank!
Because tooth enamel does not regenerate after it has been lost, veneers are indeed considered permanent. Your affected teeth will always need some sort of protection in the future, whether that’s with veneers or another restoration like dental crowns.
If you take good care of your veneers with diligent oral hygiene and routine dental checkups and cleanings, your veneers should easily last for 10 to 20 years, sometimes even longer.
Generally, most people with aesthetic imperfections in their smiles make great candidates for veneers. Whether you have chips, cracks, stains, gaps, or misshapen teeth, veneers can give you the perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of. The only exception would be if your teeth had any structural issues, as those would need to be corrected first. If Dr. Lawton finds any cavities, gum infections, or other oral health problems during your consultation, he’ll develop a plan to tackle them before placing your veneers.
Dr. Lawton pays extreme attention to detail when designing your veneers. Together, the two of you will select the ideal size, shape, and color of the veneers so that they will blend in with the rest of your smile. Plus, dental porcelain resembles enamel almost perfectly. Once your veneers have been placed, onlookers should have no idea that you even had cosmetic dental work done!