Cosmetic imperfections on the teeth in your smile can hamper your self-confidence and leave you wanting to explore your cosmetic dental solutions. In many cases when multiple teeth suffer from chips, stains, discoloration or other cosmetic imperfections, Dr. Steven Wolfson will recommend dental veneers.
Dental veneers in Houston, Texas, are porcelain shells that are custom designed in a state-of-the-art dental lab to fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. Once they are installed, they will look exactly like natural tooth enamel.
The porcelain material used by the dental lab technician will not be as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel. This will have the net effect of giving you a white smile that is easy to maintain in the long term.
During your initial consultation, your dentist will examine the teeth in your smile and take a few X-rays to assess the health of each tooth. It’s important to make sure that there is enough healthy tooth enamel to secure each veneer. If one of the teeth lacks sufficient enamel, he might recommend having it restored by a dental crown.
Your dentist will then take a detailed impression of all the teeth in your smile. This will be sent to a dental lab to be used as a guide for crafting your custom porcelain dental veneers.
A second appointment will be needed once the lab technician has completed the veneers. Your dentist will then use a drill to remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before cementing your new dental veneers in place.
If you are interested in dental veneers, you should call 713-893-4288 to schedule an appointment at our office.