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Veneers services offered in Houston, TX

When you smile, your teeth are on full display — it’s impossible to hide chips, cracks, and discoloration. If you’re ready to transform the shape, size, and color of your teeth, Ginger Rome, DDS, Laura Santo Salvo, DDS, and the team offer custom-made veneers at The Dentists at North Cypress in Houston, Texas. Veneers are thin shells that cover imperfections in your teeth for a brighter, more uniform smile. Call the dental clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells that adhere to the surface of your front teeth to hide flaws, such as chips or discoloration. Made of porcelain, these custom-made shells are hyper-thin to blend in with the rest of your teeth. Veneers allow you to alter the shape, color, and size of your teeth for a cleaner, more uniform appearance.

Which cosmetic issues can veneers hide?

Veneers can cover a wide range of common cosmetic concerns, such as:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Chipped teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overly long or short teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Teeth worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Teeth that mildly overlap

You can choose one veneer or several to enhance your smile. These restorations comfortably blend in with the teeth in the front of your mouth, which you can see when you smile and speak.

Should I choose veneers over teeth whitening?

Veneers are longer-lasting alternatives to teeth whitening. These thin coverings are stain-resistant, so you don’t have to return to The Dentists at North Cypress for maintenance treatments. Veneers are also ideal for individuals who are not candidates for teeth whitening, such as those with deep discoloration.

What does the placement of veneers involve?

Placing veneers usually takes two to three appointments. During your first visit, the team performs a dental exam, teeth cleaning, and takes digital X-rays to plan your treatment. Next, they administer a local anesthetic to prepare your teeth for veneers.

Removing about 0.5mm or less of enamel from your teeth ensures the veneers integrate seamlessly into your smile without appearing bulky. Once your preparation is complete, the team takes digital impressions and sends them to a dental lab to create your custom-made veneers.

Some patients may need temporary veneers while they wait for their permanent restorations, which take two to three weeks, but many don’t. 

At your final appointment, the team places your new veneers and makes minor adjustments to ensure the proper fit. Finally, they cement the veneers in place to restore your tooth function and appearance. Veneers don’t require aftercare, but the team may give you tips to care for your new restorations to ensure they last for 15 years or more*.

Call The Dentists at North Cypress today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about veneers.

*Individual results may vary

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