If you have a tooth that is chipped, cracked, discolored, or otherwise uneven, veneers and Lumineers can completely transform your smile. Veneers and Lumineers can last for decades if you care for them properly, making them a great permanent solution for damaged teeth.
Veneers are a thin shell of ceramic that is placed over your tooth, concealing any imperfections and evening out your smile. This is a great option if you have one or two teeth you’re self-conscious about, as it completely changes the look of your smile without requiring any invasive dental work.
It takes a few appointments to attach your new veneers. During your first appointment, your North Houston dentist will remove some of your tooth’s enamel so the veneer will fit flush against the rest of your tooth surfaces. Then he or she will take an impression of your mouth so the custom veneer can be created and the impression will be sent off to a lab.
You’ll be given a temporary covering during this time so your tooth won’t be compromised in any way. When your veneer is ready, you can return to the dentist to have it fitted. Your North Houston dentist will check to make sure no adjustments need to be made, and if you’re happy with the look and feel, he or she will permanently attach it to your teeth.
Lumineers are very similar to veneers—they’re thin sheets of porcelain that cover a tooth to conceal damage or discoloration. Lumineers are much thinner than veneers, however, and as such don’t require as much preparation of the tooth before application. In many cases, Lumineers can be completed in just one appointment.
To talk to your dentist about veneers or Lumineers, make an appointment with our North Houston office today!