Veneers in Houston, TX
Having imperfections on your teeth can be frustrating because they can distract from your looks, especially when you’re dressing up for a special event. Most people notice smiles, and if yours shows dingy teeth, cracks, or chips in them, they will notice. Fortunately, you can get a quick fix by having our dentist in Houston, TX, apply veneers to your teeth.
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin pieces of material that fit over the fronts of your teeth to hide imperfections like:
- Permanent stains
- Gaps between teeth
- Surface cracks
- Small teeth
Applying these shells is a non-invasive procedure that our dentists at The Dentists at 650 Heights in Houston, TX, can do in their offices in two visits.
Veneers Process – First Visit
During the first visit to our offices, our dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth to ensure that there are no cavities or other issues that need treating before they apply veneers to your teeth. Then, they will take x-rays of them and also an impression of your teeth from which the lab manufactures the veneers.
During this appointment, one of our dentists at The Dentists at 650 Heights will remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth that the veneers go over. Removing the enamel ensures that your teeth don’t get too thick after applying the veneers in our offices near you in Houston. Then, our dentist can help you choose the material for your veneers.
The most popular materials for veneers are:
- Composite Resin
Many people choose porcelain because when the light shines on them, they look like enamel and can be difficult to tell apart from natural teeth. It takes about two to three weeks for the shells to come back from the dental lab.
Veneers Process the Second Visit
When the veneers return to our office in Houston, we will contact you with an appointment date and time. During that visit, we will add a solution to your teeth that etches them so that the bonding material doesn’t slide off. Then, our dentists at The Dentists at 650 Heights will fit the veneers, trim them as needed, and then bond them to your teeth. They will harden the dental cement with ultraviolet light so that the veneers stay attached to your teeth. In less than an hour, your teeth will look dazzling. Patients from Shady Acres, Houston Heights, North Heights, Greater Heights, and other surrounding locations can get veneers in Houston, TX, at our dentist’s office.