If you want to quickly transform your smile, veneers can be the perfect solution. Dr. Hernandez at The Dental Design Studios in Houston, Texas, is an experienced dentist offering the latest cosmetic dental procedures and treatments, including dental veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are thin, shell-like structures attached to the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. They are made from porcelain, composite resin, or ceramic.
Veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth and instantly fix numerous cosmetic dental issues like chipped, broken, stained, or unevenly shaped teeth.
Types of Dental Veneers
The most durable veneers are made from porcelain. However, porcelain veneers require more extensive preparation compared to composite resin veneers.
To place porcelain or composite resin veneers, the dentist will administer local anesthesia and file down part of the exterior tooth surface. This makes the procedure irreversible.
The dentist can also offer you the option of “no-prep veneers”. No-prep veneers require minimal tooth preparation and the procedure can be reversed with minimal enamel damage.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Veneers are mainly used for improving the appearance of imperfect teeth. They are used for treating the following cosmetic concerns:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Pointed or unusually shaped teeth
- Severe discoloration that cannot be fixed with teeth whitening procedures
- Teeth that are smaller than usual
Based on the type of veneers you choose, they can last up to a decade. Hence, veneers are a semipermanent investment that is worth it if you want to make your smile more beautiful and boosts your self-confidence.
Procedure for Placing Dental Veneers
The process of applying veneers is usually done in two dental visits. During the first visit, the dentist takes an impression of the teeth. Then, during the second visit, the dentist completes the procedure by prepping the teeth and fixing the veneers in place.
There are no restrictions concerning what you may eat or drink with veneers. However, you should avoid chewing hard items or use a retainer if you tend to grind or clench your teeth to protect them.
To learn more about dental veneers or other cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures, contact The Dental Design Studios at (713) 468-5800 or visit us at 8391 Westview Drive, Houston, TX 77055.