Veneers – Houston, TX
Say Goodbye to Chipped, Cracked, and Stained Teeth
Does seeing your smile in the mirror or in photos make you frown? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Studies estimate that about two-thirds of American’s aren’t satisfied with how their teeth look. Whether your pearly whites are flawed from injury, poor oral hygiene, or genetics, veneers in Houston can help! Dr. Gregory Palmer uses this popular treatment to help his patients say goodbye to chipped, cracked, and stained teeth. Give him a call today to schedule your consultation and discover if veneers are a good choice for you!
What Are Veneers?
Essentially, veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made tooth-shaped shells of dental porcelain. Each one is crafted to fit perfectly over the entire visible surface of the front of a tooth. This allows them to completely transform its size, shape, and color exactly to your liking. The high-quality dental porcelain they’re crafted from is well-known for its durability and lifelike appearance, so you can feel confident that your pearly whites are reliably strong and perfectly natural-looking.
What Are Veneers Used For?
Veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments available! They’re most commonly used to correct issues such as:
- Stubborn stains or discoloration
- Chipped or cracked enamel
- Misshapen teeth
- Short, stubby, or worn-down teeth
- Small gaps or spaces between teeth
How Are Veneers Placed?
Once you and Dr. Palmer have determined that veneers are right for you, we’ll typically be able to perfect your smile in just two appointments. During your first visit, we’ll prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. While this may sound daunting, you can rest assured that when completed by a seasoned Houston cosmetic dentist like Dr. Palmer, this step is virtually painless. We’ll use a local anesthetic to numb the area completely while we make room for your veneer. Then, we’ll take impressions of your teeth using our state-of-the-art digital impression system.
While this information is sent off to a dental lab to make your custom veneers, we’ll place temporary ones to ensure your teeth stay safe and comfortable until your next appointment. In just a few weeks, we’ll receive your permanent veneers and call you back to our office for your second appointment. We’ll replace your temporary veneers, ensure your bite feels comfortable, and then you’ll be ready to walk out of our office with a smile you’ll be excited to show off!
What Are the Benefits of Veneers?
While there are a variety of excellent cosmetic treatments that can improve your smile, porcelain veneers offer a variety of benefits, including:
- Minimally invasive treatment that requires less enamel removal than a dental crown.
- Dazzling and incredibly natural-looking results.
- Ability to easily correct multiple issues with a single treatment.
- Results that can last a decade or more with the proper care.
Ready to get the smile of your dreams? Give us a call today to see if porcelain veneers are the solution you’re looking for!
Veneers – FAQs
Are you ready to swap your chipped, cracked, and stained teeth for flawless, bright ones? Dr. Palmer and our fantastic staff would love to help with veneers in Houston! If you are ready to take the next step toward your dream smile, then we encourage you to contact our office to schedule your initial consultation. On the other hand, if you’d like to do a bit more research before coming in to visit our team, then keep reading for the answers to a few frequently asked questions.
Are Veneers Permanent?
In short, the answer is yes. Although only a minimal amount of enamel is removed in the preparation process, it’s enough that your teeth won’t look aesthetically pleasing without them. That is why your temporary veneers are so important; they allow you to give your new smile a test drive. So, you can chew, talk, and go about your daily activities before your permanent set is bonded to your teeth. At your last appointment, our cosmetic dentist in Houston will make any final changes to ensure the end result is a smile you’re eager to show off.
Can I Still Get Cavities With Veneers?
Although the veneers themselves are cavity-resistant, it is possible for bacteria and food particles to attack the underlying tooth, resulting in decay. Fortunately, you can help protect your teeth by practicing proper prevention. A good place to start is by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting our office every six months for a professional cleaning. It’s also a good idea to avoid cavity-causing behaviors, like drinking soda regularly, snacking throughout the day, and indulging in sugary or acidic foods.
Will My Teeth Be Different Colors If I Only Apply Veneers to One Row?
If you aren’t undergoing a complete smile makeover, you may have one important question on your mind, “Will my veneers stick out like a sore thumb?” The answer? Absolutely not! Whether you are correcting a minor flaw on one tooth or using veneers to upgrade an entire row of teeth, Dr. Palmer will speak with you in-depth about your smile goals to ensure the end result is seamless. Whether you want the porcelain to match your existing enamel or you’d like to choose a lighter shade and match your remaining teeth with a whitening treatment, you can have peace of mind knowing your new and improved smile will be flawless in every way.
Do I Need to Change My Diet with Veneers?
Since veneers are built to last, they are incredibly durable, which allows them to function like your natural teeth. However, they aren’t completely indestructible. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to avoid hard foods that can leave them vulnerable to breaking, like toffee and peanut brittle. Other poor dental habits, like chewing on ice and using tobacco products, are also not recommended. Following these recommendations will ensure your veneers stay in pristine condition for years to come!