Veneers are a cosmetic procedure where a thin, durable shell is crafted and then placed around the teeth. The purpose of the veneer is to essential remold and reshape the overall appearance of the teeth to make them straighter and whiter. The most common material used for veneers is porcelain because of its clear appearance and thinness. All veneers are shaped to match your teeth, but they will be slightly different to help you achieve the cosmetic appearance you desire.
The process of getting dental veneers in Fulshear, TX, can take as few as two or three appointments. As with any other dental procedure, the first step involves making an appointment to see a dentist who will examine your teeth, make recommendations for overall oral health and hygiene, and then sit down and discuss with you what you desire.
During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare your teeth to fit the veneers. This step frequently involves a thorough cleaning. Afterward, it is common to apply temporary veneers to help you become accustomed to the look and feel, as well as to preserve the freshly prepared teeth underneath. Your dentist will take a mold beforehand to craft veneers designed specifically for you.
When you return for a second visit, the permanent veneers will be ready. Your dentist will make any final adjustments to the fit or color and will then affix the veneers in place. You may be asked to come back for one more visit to check the fit, but you will otherwise be good.
On average, veneers can last between 15-20 years, depending on how well you care for them. Veneers are durable, but you need to be careful not to abuse them by engaging in behaviors like chewing on ice, cracking nuts, or prying open bottles using your teeth. They will not affect your ability to chew or speak, but you might need a few days to adjust to the feeling.
To get veneers placed, all you need to do is make an appointment to see us here at Smile Bright Dental Studio in Fulshear, Texas. Our dental clinic welcomes patients from the neighboring communities of Simonton, Foster, Cinco Ranch, Katy, Cross Creek Ranch, Brookshire, and Cumings. Schedule an appointment with a dentist near you!