If you don’t like how your teeth look, our dentist at Rosas Family Dentistry has several options for covering their flaws. One option is to use dental veneers to hide the cracks, chips, or gaps in teeth. Our dentist in Houston, TX, can help you decide if these teeth coverings are right for you and explain the process for attaching them to your teeth.
A veneer is a thin piece of material that fits over the front of a tooth to hide its flaws. The veneer may be either porcelain, porcelain laminate, or composite resin. A porcelain veneer will reflect the light more as a natural tooth does, and it is more resistant to stains than composite resin.
Before attaching the material to the front of your teeth, Dr. Nan Rosas will make any necessary repairs. If the teeth are cracked or chipped, then Dr. Rosas may reshape the tooth or use bonding material to keep the damage from getting worse before applying a veneer.
After cleaning the teeth, Dr. Rosas at Rosas Family Dentistry will begin preparing them to receive the veneers. To get them to attach to the tooth’s surface, our dentist in Houston, TX, will use a chemical to etch the enamel. The etching allows the bonding material to stick to the teeth before putting a veneer in place.
In most cases, a dentist will use temporary veneers until the permanent ones are back from the dental lab. The temporary pieces can break and stain because they only last for up to 10 days. Once the permanent ones are ready, the dentist will remove the temporary pieces and bond the permanent ones to the teeth.
Once dental veneers are in place, you will have an even, white smile that is difficult to distinguish from your natural teeth. If you have cracks, chips, stained teeth, or a gap that you don’t like, talk to our team at Rosas Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, about getting veneers. They are the right solution for minor flaws, and they can give you the bright, white smile that you’ve always wanted.