People with bright, healthy smiles are often more confident, more friendly and have happier attitudes than those who hide their stained teeth. At Houston Medical Center Dental, our dentists can bring a stained smile back to life with dental veneers.
Dental veneers are thin sheets that rest on top of the teeth to cover stains and other flaws. Veneers are often made from porcelain or composite materials and are designed to look like healthy tooth enamel. Dental veneers are made to be durable, comfortable and stain-resistant while providing the patient with a natural, bright smile.
When a patient comes in to Houston Medical Center Dental for veneers, the first step involves the dentist taking a series of X-rays. The dentist examines the X-rays to determine if the patient is a good candidate for veneers, or if the teeth show flaws that would make veneers to problematic. The second appointment involves peeling back a thin layer of the tooth enamel from the potential veneer site. The dentist takes an impression of the teeth and sends it to a lab to create the mold for the veneer.
When the veneers are ready, the patient returns for another visit to have them bonded to the teeth. Each veneer is custom-made for the patient’s teeth. The dentist must determine the shape, size and color of the veneer so that it matches the tooth site. Color matching is an important part of the veneer process. A veneer that appears too dark defeats the purpose, while one that appears too white can look unnatural and disconcerting to observers.
To experience the change that cosmetic veneers can make on your smile, contact Houston Medical Center Dental today and book an appointment.