Important Critieria to Consider With Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers can be used for multiple cosmetic dentistry and restorative purposes.  There is no such thing the best porcelain veneers, as it is an art and science.

This porcelain veneer case shows opaque veneers, lack of embrasure space closure, as well as overbite causing TMJ pain. The veneers kept breaking due to her misaligned bite.  Rather than restore the teeth to the same misaligned bite that caused the damage, the overbite was corrected with a combination of crowns, implants, and porcelain veneers

Opaque and poorly designed porcelain veneers

Bite correction and Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers can be a beautiful and versatile way to transform your smile and health. Consider the following:

  1. Porcelain Veneers are hand made and designed, dependent on the skill of the dentist and ceramist
  2. Not one smile fits all, there are different faces and different amounts of tooth display
  3. Preparation does not mean grinding the tooth down like a crown: Veneers can non-prep, minimal prep, or prepped: each case is different
  4. The material is not the most important thing: different types of porcelain are used in different cases ( some porcelains are Empress, Emax, Durathin, DaVinci, Lumineer)
  5. The design and layering of shades do affect the outcome and can stop the chiclet affect
  6. A preliminary smile design on your actual teeth should be done as final determination of the size, shape, glaze, and color
  7. Do not forget about translucency, texture, and anatomy of the teeth which affects the outcome
  8. Address bite problems or TMJ issues at the same time so as to enhance the longevity of your smile.
  9. Many times non-surgical facelifts can be used in conjunction to improve the lower 1/3 of the face or even correct overbites and underbites
  10. Communication with your cosmetic dentist is important

Rather than restore this case to the same bite that caused the worn and broken veneers, bite correction  management was the first stage of treatment.  Notice the spaces closed between the teeth, health of the gums, e custom shading and textures of the veneers.

If you have any questions regarding Houston Porcelain Veneers or Houston TMJ Treatment, please feel free to call our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, 713-668-2289

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