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Welcome to Porcelain Veneers Houston ( http://invisalign-houston.org/porcelain-veneers-houst
 on.html                                             ). It's state-the-art meets a complete,
multi-disciplinary approach to offer pixel perfect veneering, orthodontia, cosmetic and
restorative, oral surgery, tmj, dental implants and a whole lot more. So from a full mouth smile
makeover with porcelain veneers and whitening to simple cleaning and crowns, with over fifty
oral healthcare providers in and around Houston, you can expect to find a specialist in your
neck of the woods. Offices in Houston, Katy, The Woodlands, Sugarland, Kingwood, Bellaire,
River Oaks, Pearland, Clear Lake, West U and many more locations to come. What does your
smile say about you?




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Veneer (dentistry)
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In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to
improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two main
types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and porcelain. A composite veneer may
be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a
dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia.
In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.




 

History




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Veneers were invented by a California dentist named Charles Pincus [1]. At the time, they fell
off in a very short time as they were held on by denture adhesive. They were, however,useful
for temporarily changing the appearance of movie actors'/actress's teeth.




Research started in 1982 by Simonsen and Calamia [2] revealed that porcelain could be etched
with hydrofluoric acid and bond strengths could be achieved between composite resins and
porcelain that were predicted to be able to hold porcelain veneers on to the surface of a tooth
permanently. This was confirmed by Calamia [3] in an article describing a technique for
fabrication, and placement of Etched Bonded Porcelain Veneers using a refractory model
technique and Horn [4] describing a platinum foil technique for veneer fabrication. Additional
articles have proven the long term reliability of this technique. [5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]




Today, with improved cements and bonding agents, they typically last 10-30 years. But patients
who receive veneers should understand that they may only last 10-15 years and then may have
to be replaced. This can be very expensive since porcelain veneers cost around $1,000 each in
2006 prices. They are said to be somewhat more durable and less likely to stain than veneers
made of composite.




 

Usage

The advantages of using a veneer to restore a tooth are numerous. Very pleasing aesthetics
can be obtained, with minimal tooth preparation (i.e. drilling). Many veneer procedures can be
done with the use of little or no local anesthetic. Traditionally, a reduction of approximately 0.5
mm is required for a porcelain veneer. Composite veneers are becoming more popular as they
are easy to repair, whereas porcelain veneers have potential to fracture. It can be very difficult
to match the shade of an individual veneer to the remaining teeth, hence placing several
veneers is common.




There are some veneers which do not require any drilling in order to remove tooth structure.
Instead, these veneers are constructed to be placed on top of teeth. As a result, treatment is
less invasive and may be less time-consuming. On the other hand, since the teeth are not
reduced in size the veneers may appear too large or bulky unless the material used is extremely
thin. Therefore, the success for these veneers is best when limited to specific cases.




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Veneers may be used cosmetically to resurface teeth such as to make them appear straighter
and possess a more aesthetically pleasing alignment. This may be a quick way to improve the
appearance of malposed teeth without need to use orthodontics. However, the amount of
malposition of teeth may be such that veneers alone may not be enough to correct the aesthetic
imbalance. Instead, orthodontics would need to be used, or orthodontics combined with
veneers. The dentist who places veneers must be careful since veneers could increase the
thickness of the front face of the teeth. If the teeth are too thick on the face they may appear to
stand out and push out the lips. The effect may be enough to give the patient a full or donkey
appearance when the lips are closed. Veneers must also be created such that the patient bites
into them with minimal force. Otherwise, they may chip off. So, patients whose lower jaw
protrudes out farther than their upper jaw, otherwise known as a class III bite, may not be good
candidates for veneers because the teeth of the lower jaw may bite into the teeth of the upper
jaw such as to dislodge the veneers.




 

Indications

Veneers are an important tool for the cosmetic dentist. A dentist may use one veneer to restore
a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple teeth to create a
"Hollywood" type of makeover. Many people have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not
be easily closed by orthodontics. Some people have worn away the edges of their teeth
resulting in an unpleasing and prematurely aged appearance, while others may have
malpositioned teeth that appear crooked. Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen
teeth that have been shortened by wear, provide a uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and
instantly straighten the teeth's appearance. While orthodontics may be the preferred method for
straightening most teeth, some teeth may remain unattractive with flaws in their teeth may
require veneers to enhance them anyway. These people would greatly benefit from veneers and
may not need to go through braces at all. A cosmetic dentist may be able to show you how the
end result may look before you begin the procedure through the aid of a mockup. This is done
by molding and shaping tooth colored material to the teeth, or can be done with computer
imagery.




 

Alternatives

In the past, the only way to correct teeth imperfections was to cover the tooth with a crown.
Today, in most of the cases there are 3 alternatives : crown, composite resin bonding or



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porcelain veneer. Each treatment has its pros and cons but, if your teeth are healthy without
other dental problems and you want the best cosmetic result, porcelain veneers are the
preferred solution despite their higher cost.




 

See also
    - Cosmetic dentistry
    - Crown (dentistry)
    - Dental restoration




 

References
   1. ^ Pincus CL."Building mouth personality" A paper presented at: California State Dental
Association;1937:San Jose, California
   2. ^ Simonsen R.J. and Calamia John R. "Tensile Bond Strengths of Etched Porcelain",
Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 62, March 1983, Abstract #1099.
   3. ^ Clamia John R. "Etched Porcelain Facial Veneers: A New Treatment Modality Based on
Scientific and Clinical Evidence", New York Journal of Dentistry, Vol. 53, #6, Sept./Oct. 1983,
pp.255-259.
   4. ^ Horn HR. "A new lamination, porcelain bonded to enamel". NY St Dent J
1983;49(6):401-403
   5. ^ Calamia John R. and Simonsen R.J. "Effect of Coupling Agents on Bond Strength of
Etched Porcelain", Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 63, March 1984, Abstract #79.
   6. ^ Calamia John R. "Etched Porcelain Veneers: The Current State of the Art",
Quintessence International,Vol. 16 #1, January 1985.
   7. ^ Quinn F Mc Connell RJ "Porcelain Laminates: A review", Br Dental J. 1986:161(2):61-65

   8. ^ Calamia John R. "Clinical evaluation of etched porcelain veneers" Am J Dent
1989:2:9-15
   9. ^ Nathanson D, Strassler HE. Clinical evaluation of etched porcelain veneers over a
period of 18 to 42 months J Esthet Dent 1989:1(1):21-28
   10. ^ Strassler HE, Weiner S "Long-term clinical evaluation of etched porcelain veneers" J
Dental Res 77 (Special Issue A):233 Abstract 1017,1998
   11. ^ Friedman, MJ "A 15-year review of porcelain veneer failure- a clinicians’ observations.
Compend Contin Educ Dent. 1998:19 (6):625-636.
   12. ^ Calamia John R. "Etched Porcelain Laminate Restorations: A 20-year Retrospective-
Part 1" AACD Monograph Vol II 2005:137-145 Montage Media Publishing



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  13. ^ Barghi, N , Overton JD "Preserving Principles of Successful Porcelain Veneers"
Contempory Esthetics 2007:11(1)48-51

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So, if your anything but passionate about your smile, schedule a complimentary appointment at
a certified Porcelain Veneers Houston office to learn more how this cosmetic veneering
procedure may be right for you. Welcome to Porcelain Veneers Houston ( http://invisalign-houst
 on.org/porcelain-veneers-houston.html
). It's state-the-art meets a multi-disciplinary approach to offer pixel perfect veneering,
orthodontia, cosmetic and restorative, oral surgery, tmj, dental implants and a whole lot more.
So from a full mouth smile makeover with porcelain veneers and whitening to simple cleaning



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and crowns, with over fifty oral healthcare providers in and around Houston, you can expect to
find a specialist in your neck of the woods. Offices in Houston, Katy, The Woodlands,
Sugarland, Kingwood, Bellaire, River Oaks, Pearland, Clear Lake, West U and many more
locations to come. Not all of the content on this site or page is orginal work by Invisalign
Houston.
Notice:
Not all of the content on this site or page is orginal work by Porcelain Veneers Houston. As
such, the GNU License, Good Promotional Practices and Splogging Licenses dually declare
governance over any and all content re-distribution by Invisalign Houston in addition to any
other user that wish to use this content. Furthermore, due to the nature of this website being
open source with open edit functionality, all users are required to adhere to the governing
licenses. This page was published with a focus on Porcelain Veneers Houston.




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