Veneers in Houston, TX
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are also great for improving the appearance of teeth that are crooked, chipped or cracked. A full set of veneers can drastically change the appearance of your front teeth, making them even in size, shape, and color.
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Are There Different Kinds of Veneers?
You can expect porcelain veneers to last about 10 years, although they can last quite a bit longer with good hygiene and care practices. No-prep veneers last about half that time, with 5 years being the expected lifetime.
How Are Veneers Put On?
For Porcelain Veneers
The procedure will begin by your dentist shaving a small amount of outer enamel off your teeth – this lets the veneers bond more strongly to the tooth surface. Then, they make an impression of your teeth and send it for fabrication. A dental lab will then make porcelain veneers based on the shape and size of your teeth.
For Composite Resin Veneers
Resin veneers require a small amount of tooth enamel to be shaved off your teeth, just like porcelain veneers. However, the dentist applies a thin layer of composite material to your tooth, adding as many layers as necessary to get the desired finish. They finish the procedure by shining a curing light to the teeth to allow the resin to harden.
For No-Prep Veneers
These are the least time-consuming to install, and don’t require a lot of preparation. The veneers are pre-made; the dentist confirms their fit and placement and applies them to your teeth.