Over the years, eating, drinking, and bad habits such as smoking can take a toll on the color and texture of your tooth enamel. Left untreated, your teeth’s protective outer layer can crack and chip away, revealing stains and other imperfections. Cosmetic dentist, Robert W. Kleypas, DDS, and his team regularly use veneers to restore their patients’ smiles. Call the Cypress, Texas, office or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that mimic the color and texture of your natural, permanent teeth.
Your dentist applies veneers to the outer surface, or enamel, of your teeth, improving its aesthetic appearance. In addition, dental veneers are only designed for your upper teeth.
Dental veneers are regularly used in cosmetic dentistry to address different types of cosmetic imperfections, including:
In some cases, dental veneers are also used to treat microdontia, a medical condition characterized by having teeth that are smaller than normal.
The only way to determine whether or not you’re a candidate for veneers is to schedule a consultation at Dr. Robert W. Kleypas, DDS.
During your initial consultation, your provider reviews your medical history and takes an X-ray of your teeth and gums to evaluate their health.
If you’re a good candidate, your dentist then applies a topical anesthetic to your gums before shaving a fine layer of enamel from the surface of your teeth and taking a mold. Once finished, these molds are sent to a laboratory where your veneers are manufactured.
About two to four weeks after your first appointment, you’ll return to the office to have your veneers applied.
Prior to cementing your veneers, your dentist carefully cuts them to match your smile and then permanently bonds them using a medical-grade cement.
Taking care of your dental veneers is easy and stress-free. Simply brush and floss them like you would your natural teeth and visit the dentist once every six months for a professional cleaning and exam.
Dental veneers are incredibly durable, but they won’t last forever. On average, it’s recommended you upgrade every 7-15 years.
To find out more about how dental veneers can improve your smile and overall quality of life, call or use online booking today.