Why Porcelain Veneers Look So Lifelike

Unless your only smile concern is stained teeth, improving its appearance may seem like a challenge. For many patients, that challenge is made much simpler and the process much more effective with the help of one or more porcelain veneers. However, simplified smile improvement isn’t the only reason why veneers are so popular. The main reason patients choose veneers is because the results of their treatment are highly lifelike, offering dramatic cosmetic improvement thanks to advanced technology and the biocompatibility of dental porcelain.

Digital Design Technology

Porcelain veneers are designed to closely match the exact dimensions of your tooth’s front surface. Each veneer is bonded to a specific tooth, and the precision of your tooth’s measurements determines how lifelike your veneer will be. Using innovative digital imaging technology, including 3D imaging, we can ensure more accurate measurements for each tooth and produce digital molds that don’t require messy molding material placed on your teeth. The digital measurements also allow your dentist to create a virtual mock-up of how your smile look with the veneers in place so you know what to look forward to before your procedure begins.

Highly Lifelike Porcelain

While digital imaging ensures accuracy and precision for your veneers, the porcelain that they’re made from ensures that your veneers are indistinguishable from your healthy, natural tooth structure. In addition to being tinted to the specific color and shade of your tooth, dental porcelain is also semi-translucent, just like natural tooth enamel. When layered, the porcelain can mimic the intensity with which your healthy tooth enamel reflects light, creating a highly realistic appearance for your new smile.

Learn What Digitally Designed Veneers Can Do for You

With the help of highly lifelike dental porcelain and the precision of digital cosmetic design technology, we can create one or more veneers that instantly improve your smile’s appearance. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.