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What are dental veneers?
Veneers are custom-made shells of tooth-colored material that are used to cover the front side of the teeth. Our dentist may recommend veneers in Houston, Texas, if you have smile flaws that you would like to correct. Improving the appearance of your smile can increase your confidence and self-esteem.

Can dental veneers help my smile?
There are a number of smile flaws that dental veneers are used to correct, including:

– Discolored teeth
– Worn down teeth
– Misshapen teeth
– Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
– Slightly misaligned or uneven teeth
– Gapped teeth

What are the benefits of veneers?
Dental veneers are made to look like your natural teeth. Dental veneers can restore the beauty of worn down or chipped teeth. Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are slightly crooked or irregularly shaped. Dental veneers can close small gaps in your smile. A shade of veneer can be chosen that makes your teeth look whiter. Porcelain dental veneers are stain resistant, so they will keep their beautiful color. Veneers are a more conservative approach to altering the appearance of your teeth than dental crowns. They don’t require as much tooth alteration before placement and they are still stronger and more aesthetic.

Do dental veneers require special care?
Our dentist may recommend that you avoid foods and beverages that may stain your dental veneers, including red wine, tea, and coffee. This is just a precaution, as veneers resist stains. Dental veneers do not require any special care. You can continue to brush, floss, and use mouthwash as normal.

How long do veneers last?
Veneers usually last between 5 to 10 years. At that point, the veneers can be replaced by our dentist.

Talk to our dentist if you are considering dental veneers for your smile and he can help you determine if they are right for you! We welcome you to contact Smiley Dental Houston today to learn more about dental veneers and to schedule a consultation.