At the Cosmetic and Restorative Dental Practice of Dr. Jon Marc Van Slate, we strive to give all of our patients the beautiful smiles they crave. Of all of the treatments we use to meet this goal, one of the quickest and most effective is porcelain veneers. A porcelain veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is bonded to the front of the tooth. Although the porcelain veneer procedure is very conservative, it does require some tooth reduction for the best results. Porcelain veneers are used at our Houston,TX, practice to provide our patients with the cosmetic dentistry results they desire.
The ability to predictably bond porcelain to teeth has truly revolutionized dentistry. No other dental procedure has given us the ability to truly change a person’s life like porcelain veneers. We are now able to beautifully restore teeth that have previously been discolored, worn down, chipped or broken. We can also close gaps, fix rotations and level and align teeth with porcelain veneers. People who were previously self-conscious about their smiles can now relax easier with porcelain veneers, allowing them to smile beautifully and with confidence. Contact us today in order to find out if this treatment is right for you.
Porcelain Veneers Candidates
There are several reasons to consider porcelain veneers at our Houston practice. Depending on the patient, wear and attrition from years of grinding and clenching the teeth can become an issue. As the teeth age and deteriorate, so too does the enamel encasing and protecting the teeth. This enamel can also become discolored over time due to the consumption of coffee, soda, tobacco, wine, and other staining agents. In addition, over time, the length of the teeth may become uneven, especially if the patient has a history of teeth grinding. All of these dental issues can be resolved through the application of porcelain veneers at our Houston practice. Porcelain veneers are responsible for some of the most radical transformations in all of dentistry, literally brightening and straightening a patient’s smile through a relatively simple procedure.
Why Choose Dr. Van Slate for Your Porcelain Veneers?
Although many claim to be cosmetic dentists, only a few dentists actual have cosmetic training in the design and placement of porcelain veneers. And only about 5% of dentists have had the comprehensive cosmetic training that Dr. Van Slate has received. In the past ten years, Dr. Van Slate has placed well over a thousand veneers. In complex cosmetic cases, experience matters. In recognition of his cosmetic training, Dr. Van Slate received his fellowship at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Concepts in 2009. Dr. Van Slate was honored to be chosen as the cosmetic dentist on an extreme make-over production for Fox 26 in Houston. He has also been recognized as a Top Dentist by H magazine and Texas Monthly every year since 2004.
For predictable and beautiful dental restorations, great labs are a necessity. With porcelain veneers, using the best labs is truly the most important factor in the successful outcome of the case. Because of his cosmetic training, Dr. Van Slate has the opportunity to work with two of the best labs in the US: the MAC division of Microdental and Aesthetic Vision. Both of these labs have master ceramists that are dedicated to providing the highest quality of restorations possible. Master ceramists are recognized as leaders in their field and use microscopes and computerization to ensure the highest integrity possible.
Veneers vs. Lumineers
Dr. Van Slate can place both types of restorations. However, it has been his experience that the dental veneer provides the best, most durable and most cosmetic result. As a result of how they are placed, Lumineers also have a tendency to have more marginal staining and give the appearance of a thicker tooth than porcelain veneers. Dr. Van Slate uses the proven porcelain of E-max and IPS Empress for his cosmetic cases.
Learn More about Porcelain Veneers
If you have ever wanted to drastically alter your appearance or simply straighten a few misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers in Houston may be right for you. At the Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Center of Dr. Jon Marc Van Slate we offer a wide array of dental options, including porcelain veneers, to our patients in and around the Houston area. If you’re looking for a better smile, contact us to schedule a personal consultation to discuss porcelain veneers at our Houston practice, and see why Dr. Van Slate is a Texas leader in cosmetic dentistry.