There is a reason why dentists and patients love veneers — they can instantly transform your smile in a single visit. But are they right for you? Keep reading to learn more.
Dental veneers date back to 1928 when they first appeared in Hollywood to perfect an actor’s teeth on set. But they’ve come a long way since then, even if the original concept remains unchanged.
The earliest versions of veneers were temporary, and actors could pop them off when filming ended for the day. However, modern veneers offer more permanent solutions, though they usually need replacement at some point. To get an all-natural look, we remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your tooth to ensure a perfect, bulk-free fit.
Our dental team at Advanced Dentistry use veneers to address numerous dental issues at their practice in Sugar Land, Texas.
Here are what our dentist considers when determining who’s a good candidate for veneers.
Veneers conceal your tooth's visible portion with a wafer-thin porcelain shell. Since they cover the front of your tooth, they can completely change its shape, color, and overall appearance. And you can use them for one tooth or transform your entire smile while leaving you with stunning, natural-looking teeth.
This versatility makes a veneer the perfect solution for correcting several dental problems, including:
But veneers can do far more than correct cosmetic issues these days.
Beyond creating a picture-perfect smile, they can also repair damage like chips or cracks and protect teeth from additional damage. And they offer straightforward, predictable solutions for anyone, as long as you have good oral hygiene and healthy gums.
First, our dentist discusses your dental concerns and performs a comprehensive exam. This process also involves digital X-rays and molds to get a detailed image of your mouth.
After understanding your dental issues and oral health, our dentist makes personalized recommendations to help you achieve the smile of your dreams, including veneers.
He works closely with a custom dental laboratory nearby that specializes in professional color enhancement techniques to ensure your veneers are virtually identical to natural teeth. He helps you choose the perfect color and shape, and you can head home with custom-made temporary veneers after a single appointment.
When the lab finishes crafting your permanent veneer, you return to our office for a final fitting and placement. Once satisfied with the look and fit, our dentist permanently bonds the veneer.
You can expect your new veneer to last at least ten years if you practice good oral hygiene daily and see our dentist for regular cleanings.
Ready to learn if veneers can solve your dental issues? Contact our office. Call us at (281) 494-5600 or request an appointment online.