Summit Dental Center™ provides dental veneers for people in the Houston, TX, area who wish to transform their smiles and boost their self-confidence.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental Veneers, a cosmetic dental procedure, improve the appearance of front teeth by changing the color, shape, and/or size. Veneers are made of either porcelain or resin composite materials that permanently fit around teeth.
Generally, porcelain veneers tend to stay whiter for longer. Many people also think they look more natural than resin veneers. Resin veneers, on the other hand, require less removal of tooth enamel. Removal of the enamel sometimes makes your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold food/drinks.
Benefits of Veneers
Few cosmetic dental treatments offer the comprehensive results and aesthetic benefits that veneers can provide:
- Fix broken, chipped, or damaged teeth
- Correct stained and discolored teeth
- Repair alignment, tooth shape, and size
- Make teeth whiter
- Fill in gaps between teeth
- Improve smile for a more youthful and beautiful appearance
What Is the Procedure for Dental Veneers?
Getting dental veneers is usually a two-step procedure. Before the first procedure takes place, your dentist or oral surgeon will use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, he or she scrapes off some enamel on the front surface of your teeth to add it to the veneers that will be made. Your dentist then takes a mold of your teeth and sends it to a laboratory to make your specific veneers. After about a week or two, you will go through another procedure where your veneers will be bonded to your teeth. Before they are cemented, your dentist will take great care in cleaning and polishing your teeth to ensure the veneers will adhere to your teeth correctly. Your dentist will then apply an ultraviolet light to harden the material. Some final sculpting and shaping adjustments may be necessary for the proper fit of the veneers.
Preparing for Dental Veneers
Your dentist can first help you achieve your dental goals with a consultation and x-rays in order to discuss whether dental veneers may be the right choice for you. Evaluating your teeth and the surrounding tissues will help determine whether this procedure or another cosmetic dentistry procedure are best suited for your individual needs.
Maintenance of Veneers
You will want to take care in maintaining your dental veneers, as they are difficult to repair. Practicing good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, remains key. Take care in biting hard objects that can chip or cause damage to your veneers. Even though veneers are stain resistant, you may want to use a straw when drinking coffee, tea, or red wine. Depending on your oral habits, your dental veneers can last anywhere from five to ten years before they should be replaced.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
We are committed to providing quality, affordable care for you and your family. We offer a variety of payment options and accept most insurance plans. We also accept government assistance programs. Please visit our financing page for to find the best option for your situation.
Why Choose Summit Dental Center™?
Known as a “great dentist for kids,” Summit Dental Center™ has a reputation for providing a family friendly atmosphere and positive dental experience.
- We use a gentle touch to help put nervous and fearful patients at ease
- We have a bright and clean play area for children and gift bags – everyone loves gift bags!
- We offer ClearCorrect™ as an alternative to Invisalign®
- We provide quality care at affordable rates
- We have 7 convenient locations with flexible evening and weekend hours
What to Expect During Your Consultation
- All new patients receive a $25 initial consultation
- Your initial visit consists of x-rays, examination, and consultation
- Treatment options are discussed before any service is performed
- We make quality dental care easy and affordable
With seven convenient locations throughout the Houston area, we offer both extended and weekend hours to our patients. We are dedicated to providing quality dental service, so please contact us today to schedule your appointment and ask about our free consultations!