Porcelain Veneers in Houston, TX

Porcelain Veneers in Houston, TX

If you would like to improve the appearance of your teeth, one effective way for our dentist in 77057 to do that is with porcelain veneers. These wafer-thin, custom-made shells are fitted onto the front of the teeth to change their color, shape, size, or length.

Uses of Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers can be used to treat:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly-shaped teeth
  • Gaps in teeth

Dental Veneers Treatment

To get veneers placed usually takes at least two visits to our dentistry in 77057. Multiple teeth can be treated at one time. During the first visit, our dentist near 77057 will prepare your teeth to receive the veneers. This requires a small portion of the enamel to be removed. Anesthesia can be used if you feel that you need it. Once the teeth are the right size to receive veneers, an impression will be made of the tooth or teeth. This is sent to a dental laboratory where the veneers will be made. It usually takes two to four weeks for the veneers to come back. During this waiting period, temporary dental veneers can be placed on the teeth.

During a second visit, the veneers will first be placed on your teeth to check for the fit and color. Your dentist 77057 will trim and fit the veneer as needed until the proper fit is achieved. The teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to receive the veneers, which will then be placed using a special cement. A special light beam will be used to cure, or harden, the cement more quickly. Any excess cement will be removed and final adjustments made as necessary. You may have to return to the dentist’s office in a couple weeks to see how your gums are responding to the treatment and to let your dentist check on the veneers themselves.

If you think that veneers might be the treatment to give you the smile you want, book a consultation with your Houston, TX dentist at Dental Art. You’ll be able to discuss not only your goals but whether or not veneer treatment is appropriate for you.