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Houston Dentist Discusses Direct Bonded Veneers and Porcelain Veneers

Everyone wants beautiful looking teeth, but not at the sacrifice of them looking unnatural. Choosing between direct bonded veneers and porcelain veneers isn’t easy because it really depends on who is placing these types of veneers on your teeth.

Dental veneers have been utilized for various aesthetic purposes. They are used to help cover up teeth stains, and also help change the visible size, length and shape of the teeth. Patients with misaligned or gapped teeth are also good candidates for veneers. They are commonly called porcelain veneers, but, along with porcelain, they can also be made with resin composite materials.

These materials are extremely durable and long-lasting. They have been known to last anywhere between 10 and 20 years.

According to Dr. Amanda Canto, founder of Cosmetic Dentists of Houston, patients in the market for dental veneers should really conduct their research before choosing, not only between direct bonded or porcelain veneers, but also who conducts the procedure.

“There have been some unbelievably beautiful and natural direct bonded veneers, but it does take some serious artistic skills,” Dr. Canto says. “So the easier answer to that would be that well done porcelain veneers are the more natural and beautiful alternative.”

Cosmetic Dentists of Houston prides itself on using on the best in dental veneers. Our primary goal is to make sure you always have a healthy and beautiful mouth.

”The fact that we see a lot of people walking around with faking looking teeth is because maybe the laboratories chosen are not of the skill levels that are expected in my office,” Dr. Canto adds. “It’s all about shape. It’s all about contour. It’s about texture and anatomy and translucencies and all of those things that make a tooth look natural.”

Are you wondering which would work best for you: direct bonded veneers or porcelain veneers? If so, feel free to contact our dental offiDental Bonding Houstonce and schedule your dental appointment at 713-622-1977 or fill out our online form. Dr. Canto will be able to help you figure out which would work best for your physical appearance and your pocketbook.