What’s your New Year’s Resolution? If it’s to be more confident and make better first impressions, dental veneers will help you reach your goals fast.
In as few as two appointments at Houston Uptown Dentists, you can get the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of! Dental veneers make it easy to conceal the dental imperfections that make you self-conscious about your smile, including discoloration, misshapen teeth, and even minor alignment issues.
Dental veneers continue to be one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. People are drawn to the dramatic smile transformations that dental veneers facilitate!
So if you’re looking to recreate yourself in 2018, consider dental veneers from Houston Uptown Dentists. We offer two different dental veneer options, and our knowledgeable team of dental professionals can help you decide which one best fits your needs and your lifestyle.
Give our Houston, TX office a call at 832-463-1021 to schedule a consultation!
The Benefits Of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite that are custom-made to look like healthier versions of your natural teeth. They’re bonded to the front of your teeth to conceal dental flaws and give your ideal smile.
Dental veneers can:
- Conceal discoloration. Bleaching treatments — even professional ones performed by a dentist — are not effective at removing stains that come from within the tooth. For this kind of discoloration, the best remedy is often to cover up the damaged tooth.
- Strengthen teeth with minor chips and cracks. Because dental veneers are a durable piece of material bonded to your tooth, it provides some restorative benefits as well!
- Hide worn down teeth. If your teeth have been worn down by years of bruxism (teeth grinding), dental veneers are an effective way to conceal the damage.
- “Close” small gaps in your teeth. By making your teeth more uniform, dental veneers can correct spacing issues without orthodontic treatment.
All Porcelain Dental Veneers Vs. Lumineers
At Houston Uptown Dentists, we know that every smile is different. That’s why we’re proud to offer two different kinds of dental veneers, each with their own set of benefits. Dr. Juarez and Dr. Arnold can help you determine which one best fits your needs and your lifestyle.
All-porcelain dental veneers are sort of the “classic” dental veneer. They’re thicker than other options, meaning they provide excellent coverage. They’re stain-resistant and durable, too. With proper care, all-porcelain dental veneers can last 15 years or more.
The downside to all-porcelain veneers is that they require more preparation of the tooth before placement; we’ll remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the dental veneer. There are no nerves in the enamel, so this won’t be too uncomfortable. The removal of the enamel, however, does make getting dental veneers an irreversible procedure.
If you’re looking for a thinner dental veneer that requires less preparation, you might want to consider Lumineers®. This popular brand of dental veneer is roughly the thickness of a contact lens, meaning that the process requires little to no removal of your enamel. In many cases, you’ll be able to have your dental veneers placed faster!
A New Smile In Just A Few Visits!
No matter which type of dental veneer you choose, you’ll feel confident knowing that a beautiful new smile is just a few appointments away. Here’s what you can expect when you trust Houston Uptown Dentists with the placement of your custom-made dental veneers.
First, we’ll discuss your smile goals! We encourage you to dream big. What are the things about your smile you’ve always wished were different? Do you have just one problem tooth, or do you want to place a dental veneer on every tooth that’s visible when you smile for a consistent look? Our compassionate team will listen carefully to your smile wishlist and then help you determine whether dental veneers are the best way to help you achieve your smile goals.
Then, we’ll prepare the teeth, removing a small amount of enamel if necessary, and take images and impressions of your mouth. This will help ensure that your custom-made dental veneers are perfect for your smile. We’ll send the information off to a lab, which will carefully craft the dental veneers. These usually take a couple weeks to make, so we can place temporary dental veneers if necessary.
Finally, you’ll come back to have your dental veneers placed! We’ll check the fit and appearance of your dental veneers against your natural teeth, and we’ll bond them into place using a special cement, which we’ll harden with a special light. After making any final adjustments, you’ll be ready to walk out of our office with a smile you’re proud of!
At Houston Uptown Dentists, we’re passionate about dramatic smile transformations! Let us help you realize your best smile.