Instant Smile Improvement With Porcelain Veneers

With teeth whitening we can brighten your teeth, and dental bonding offers a lifelike one-visit repair for chipped and cracked teeth. But what if we have a single treatment option that could correct these issues and more in just two visits? In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist is going to talk about how veneers instantly change a smile’s appearance once placed.

Designing Your Restorations

Each one we create and place will be custom-made specifically for a patient’s smile, to reflect what makes their smile unique. They cover the front and sides of the teeth, instantly transforming the appearance. Our team crafts them using porcelain, a strong material that can absorb bite forces and withstand serious pressure. We even use this material in dental crowns. Porcelain is also translucent like tooth enamel, and can be shaded to match the color of your teeth. To design them, we first remove a thin layer of enamel and take detailed impressions. The impressions allow our team to design and craft them.

Placing Your New Veneers

Once we complete your veneers, you will return for a second visit. We will make any necessary adjustments to the restorations to ensure proper fit, and then place them with a powerful bonding material, the kind we use to secure crowns, inlays, and onlays. The restoration will stay in place and with proper care and attention, staying bright and strong or many years to come, possibly even decades. Often, we combine them with other cosmetic treatments to offer a smile makeover, or brighten the teeth before we create them to ensure they match your brightest possible smile.

Cosmetic Benefits

Permanent teeth stains, also known as intrinsic discoloration, form below the tooth enamel and can be difficult to remove with teeth whitening alone. With veneers, we can mask these stains and brighten your smile. Placement also repairs minor cracks and chips in the tooth, preventing decay and infection, and can lengthen teeth that have become worn down due to teeth grinding. We can also close gaps between the teeth, and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, offering an alternative to common orthodontic treatments. We may employ them to also reshape misshapen or malformed teeth, improving smile beauty. As you can see, they offer our patients a wide range of cosmetic benefits. If you would like to learn more, then schedule a consultation to see if they’re right for your smile. If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact our team today.


With a single treatment option, we can transform your smile’s appearance and address multiple esthetic concerns. To learn more about our unique and custom cosmetic restorations, then please schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Chan by calling MMC Dental in Houston, TX, today at (713) 926-8896.