Veneers in Humble, TX
Protect Your Teeth with Veneers
A veneer is a slim covering over any other surface. A dental veneer is a wafer-thin layer of super-strong porcelain that convincingly substitutes for natural tooth enamel. When bonded to your teeth, veneers help to create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface that provides new protection for the tooth. That's because dental porcelain, like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and tough. It doesn't stain like natural tooth enamel does.
Recent years have brought remarkable advances in dental porcelain technology. These days, veneers can be made so thin that they can sometimes be bonded directly onto your existing tooth surface. In other cases, a very thin layer of tooth enamel — as thin as the veneer itself — needs to be removed to fit the new porcelain surface and make it look as lifelike as possible. The versatility is incredible today so that almost any smile can be created.
The Benefits of Veneers
Veneers can be used to improve any of the following characteristics of your teeth:
Color — Teeth become stained by the foods and drinks we like. From smoking to food coloring and even normal aging, teeth with change shade over time. Veneers are available in numerous shades, from the most natural to the brightest Hollywood white. We can match your current teeth or provide an even whiter option.
Size & Shape — Teeth can become worn down from grinding habits, or may not have the shape or size you want to begin with. For example, some people consider rounder teeth more feminine and squarer teeth more masculine. Whatever your preference, veneers can help give you the look you want. Veneers are shaped and sized in whichever way is most flattering to your face.
Alignment & Spacing — Veneers can be used to close small gaps between teeth, or make slight corrections in alignment while improving tooth color and shape. You can save yourself the hassle of orthodontic work if veneers can solve the issues your having with your smile.
Limitations of Porcelain Veneers
There are some situations in which veneers would be inappropriate. For example, if you have significantly misaligned teeth or a large gap, Orthodontics might be a more appropriate solution than veneers. And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth.
If you are interested in learning more about veneers in Humble, TX, schedule an appointment at Summer Creek Dental today!