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What are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. Dental veneers can be used to treat several types of smile imperfections including chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth.

Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucence of porcelain allow for a natural-looking smile that you will love to show off! Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant and will help your smile stay bright for years to come. 

What Dental Veneers Are Used For

Veneers are best used for improving the appearance and alignment of your smile. 

Dental Veneers are also used to repair and improve:

  • Chipped or Broken Teeth
  • Severe discolorations or unnatural colors that cannot be corrected with whitening
  • Gaps between your teeth
  • If you have smaller-than-average teeth
  • Pointed and unusually shaped teeth

The Dental Veneers Procedure (4 Easy Steps)

1.) It usually takes between one to four weeks from the time our dentist creates your mold to the day you receive your veneers from the lab.

2.) After your veneers arrive at our dental office, you can make an appointment to have them installed. Our dentist will evaluate the fit, shape, and color of your veneers during this appointment to ensure they are perfect for you.

3.) Our dentist will then clean your teeth thoroughly. This is vital as it prevents bacteria from getting trapped under the veneer, causing decay. After this is done, the grinder is used to create a rougher texture for each tooth where a veneer will be applied. This allows the veneer to adhere to the tooth more easily.

4.) The veneer will be bonded to the tooth by your dentist using dental cement. This cement will be hardened quickly by the dentist using ultraviolet light. This appointment, where veneers are applied, typically lasts less than two hours. It can vary depending on how many veneers are being placed and whether a local anesthetic was used.

Benefits of Veneers

  • They give your teeth a natural appearance.
  • Porcelain is well tolerated by gums.
  • Porcelain veneers resist staining.
  • You can choose a color to make dark teeth look whiter.
  • They don’t need as much shaping as crowns, but they look stronger and better.

Do Veneers Damage Your Teeth?

One of the most common questions our patients ask us at Highland Village Smile Studio is whether veneers can damage their teeth. As one of our most popular cosmetic dental treatments, we can say with confidence that, no, Porcelain-veneers don’t harm your teeth.

How Long Do Veneers Last & Maintenance

In most cases, veneers can last between 7 and 15 years. After this time, the veneers would need to be replaced. To ensure the longevity of your veneers it is important to take care of them as you would your natural teeth. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash as you normally would.

Dental Veneer Alternatives

Crowns and Bonds are two alternatives to veneers. Veneers can be a great choice if you need to alter the shape of your teeth beyond what is possible with bonding. However, they will not be as drastic as a crown and if a tooth is damaged beyond repair, a crown or dental implant would be your best option.

Veneers in Highland Village, TX

If you have chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth and would like to rejuvenate your smile, we can help you create a beautiful, natural and lasting smile with veneers. We invite you to call or visit our office today to learn more about custom dental veneers and how we can enhance your smile. We look forward to hearing from you!