Dental veneers are thin shells that cover your teeth to improve their appearance. At Mega Dental, we place veneers made of a strong, durable porcelain material over the surface of each tooth to mask any imperfections and color inconsistencies.
Veneers are custom-made to suit your individual needs and preferences. When creating your veneers, our dentist will consider factors such as tooth color, shape, size, and overall smile design. This customization ensures that the veneers match your existing teeth and enhance your unique smile. Once the veneers are placed over the teeth, they can immediately change your smile. With proper care, your veneers could last for several years before needing to be replaced.
The Procedures for Veneers
During your first visit, our dentist will prepare your tooth or teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth surface. This will allow the veneer to fit comfortably and naturally within your smile. Then, an impression of your teeth will be made to be sent to a lab where your custom veneer will be fabricated. Before you leave the office, a temporary veneer will be placed to protect your prepared teeth while the permanent veneer is being created.
Your temporary veneer will be removed at your next visit, and the permanent one will be carefully checked to ensure it’s the correct size, shape, and color. Once you and our dentist are satisfied with the placement and appearance of your new veneer, it will be bonded to the selected teeth, and the process is complete!
The Benefits of Veneers
- Enhanced Aesthetics
Veneers can transform the appearance of teeth dramatically. They are custom-made to match your natural teeth's color, shape, and size, resulting in a natural and harmonious smile. Veneers can correct cosmetic imperfections, including discoloration, stains, chips, cracks, uneven or misaligned teeth, and gaps between teeth.
- Natural Appearance
Veneers are designed to mimic the look and translucency of natural tooth enamel. The porcelain material in veneers reflects light in a similar way, giving them a lifelike appearance. This makes it difficult for others to distinguish between the veneers and natural teeth, providing a natural-looking smile.
- Stain Resistance
Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to food, beverages, and tobacco stains. This means that your veneers will maintain their original color and brightness over time, minimizing the need for frequent whitening treatments.
- Minimal Tooth Alteration
Placing veneers usually requires minimal alteration of the natural tooth structure compared to other dental restorations. In most cases, only a small amount of enamel is removed to create space for the veneers. This conservative approach helps preserve the integrity of your natural teeth.
Veneers are custom-made to match your desired aesthetic goals and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. To learn more about how veneers can improve your smile, visit Mega Dental at 10510 FM 1464 Suite 100, Richmond, TX 77407, or call (832) 930-7723.