Veneers

Dental Veneers in in Friendswood,TX

If you are interested in making some cosmetic changes to your smile, consider dental veneers. This treatment is popular in cosmetic dentistry because it is a simple and effective solution that can be used to make a variety of changes to the appearance of the teeth.

For dental veneers in Friendswood, schedule an appointment with the dentists at Friendswood Smiles today. All of our dentists here are certified professionals having their hands on the latest technology equipment and ensure the best services to all patients.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain shells that are attached to the front of the teeth to change their appearance. They are preferred over dental crowns because, instead of covering the entire tooth, they only cover the front. This means that less of the tooth surface needs to be removed in preparing a tooth to receive the veneers. This treatment can be used to address issues such as:

  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Stained teeth (that cannot be whitened with other treatments)
  • Deformed teeth
  • Worn/uneven teeth
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Teeth alignment issues

Procedure

Dental veneers usually take at least two appointments to be placed in Friendswood. During your first visit to Friendswood Smiles, your dentist will prepare the teeth receiving veneers. A local anesthetic is usually used to minimize any pain or discomfort. The teeth will be shaved down a small portion to create enough room for the veneers to be placed on comfortably. Once enough of the tooth surface has been removed, your dentist will make an impression of the teeth to send to a dental laboratory where the veneers will be created. Temporary veneers are usually placed onto the prepared teeth at the end of this appointment in order to keep them protected until your next visit.

Once the veneers have been completed (after about two to four weeks), you will return to Friendswood Smiles to have the temporary veneers removed and replaced. Your dentist will first place the permanent veneers onto the prepared teeth in order to check the fit and make adjustments as needed. He or she will then clean, polish, and etch the teeth before permanently bonding the veneers to them using a special cement. A special light beam will help to cure (harden) the veneers once they’re in place.

Make an appointment at Friendswood Smiles to discuss whether you’re the suitable candidate for dental veneers in Friendswood or if there is another treatment that will be the best for you.