Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s one thing you should be loving on a little extra on this year: Your smile! If you’ve been feeling less-than-stellar about your teeth, it’s time to give them the VIP treatment. It’s time to love your smile with dental veneers from Houston Uptown Dentists! They’re the easiest way to dramatically improve your smile.
Our Houston, TX office can help you figure out which type of dental veneer best suits your needs! We offer classic porcelain dental veneers, as well as ultra-thin dental veneers that require little to no preparation of the tooth.
Plus, you’ll get to treat yourself a little while you’re on your journey to your ideal smile! We offer high-quality dental care in a spa-like atmosphere. You can even watch Netflix on 3D glasses while we work!
What Are Dental Veneers?
Think of dental veneers as similar to artificial fingernails. If you wanted to change the color or shape of your natural fingernails, you might hop over to your favorite nail salon and request an acrylic manicure. Dental veneers work the same way, using custom-made pieces of porcelain or composite material to cover up the fronts of damaged or unsightly teeth.
Dental veneers can be used to conceal a variety of smile woes, including:
- Worn down or misshapen teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Minor cracks
- Minor misalignment issues
- Small gaps between teeth
What’s The Procedure For Getting Dental Veneers?
At Houston Uptown Dentists, the first thing we’ll do is discuss with you what you want out of your dental veneers. They’re an extremely versatile tool in cosmetic dentistry. Yes, there different kinds of veneers to choose from. But you can also decide whether you want to address just one tooth you’re unhappy with or place a dental veneer on every tooth that’s visible when you smile. Or anything in between, of course!
After we talk about what you want your smile to look like, we’ll talk through your options. We can go over the pros and cons of each type of dental veneer with your individual case in mind. We might even recommend a different treatment altogether if we think you can accomplish your smile goals more effectively with a different service. We want you to feel great about your decision, no matter what you choose.
Then, we’ll get to work. Depending on the kind of dental veneer you opt for, we may remove some of your tooth enamel, the hard outermost layer of your teeth. We’ll only remove enough to accommodate the dental veneer, though. And you don’t need to worry about discomfort since enamel has no nerve endings.
After we’ve prepared the tooth or teeth that will receive dental veneers, we’ll take some images of your teeth to send to one of the high-end labs we partner with for the creation of dental veneers.
Once we receive the finished product, you’ll come in for the much-anticipated placement of your dental veneers. After ensuring that the veneers look great, we’ll bond them into place with a special cement and curing light. You’ll be able to walk out of our office with a new and improved smile you’re sure to love.
How Do You Care For Dental Veneers?
After you have your dental veneers placed, you’ll have to take a few precautions to keep them looking beautiful for years to come. You’ll want to avoid biting down on hard foods, as this can damage the veneers. Similarly, habits like chewing on pens and biting your fingernails can compromise the condition of your dental veneers.
But other than that, care is a breeze. You’ll simply brush and floss them as you would regular teeth, and be sure to keep up with your routine dental checkups. We generally recommend coming in once every six months for a routine visit, although this can change depending on your individual situation.
With proper care, dental veneers can last up to 15 years or longer! You will be showing off your attractive smile for a long time.
Love Your Smile With Dental Veneers
Are you ready to love your smile? Come see what a difference a beautiful smile can make in your sense of confidence and overall quality of life! Call us at 832-463-1021 to schedule a consultation, or use our convenient online form to request an appointment.