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Veneers

Veneers services offered in Tomball, TX

Chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth can diminish your confidence and make you feel uncomfortable smiling. If you’re looking for a safe, effective solution to repair cosmetic imperfections in your smile, Kenneth Tran, DDS, and Nikki Korloo, DDS, with the experienced dental team, offer porcelain veneers at Tropical Dental Care in Tomball, Texas. Veneers are thin coverings that hide cosmetic damage without downtime. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

What are veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain coverings that bond to the surface of your front teeth to change their shape, size, and color. You can choose to address one tooth or multiple teeth for a truly customized treatment. Veneers are the ideal solution for damaged, discolored, or misshapen teeth. 

As a conservative treatment, preparing for veneers takes very little time and preserves most of your tooth structure.

Which cosmetic concerns can veneers address?

Veneers can hide several cosmetic dental concerns, including:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overly short or long teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding)

The team places veneers over the teeth in the front of your mouth, which you can see when you smile. You can choose one veneer or several to improve the appearance of your smile.

When should I consider veneers over teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening isn’t the only way to effectively brighten your smile. Made of stain-resistant porcelain, veneers are ideal for individuals who want long-lasting white teeth. People who aren’t candidates for teeth whitening, such as those with sensitive teeth, can also enjoy the advantages of veneers.

What does getting veneers involve?

Veneers usually take two to three visits to permanently place. During your initial consultation, the team plans your customized treatment. 

First, they perform a dental exam and teeth cleaning before taking digital X-rays. Next, the team prepares your teeth for veneers by removing about 0.5mm of enamel. They take digital impressions of your mouth to create your veneers. While you wait for your permanent restorations, the team protects your teeth with temporary veneers.

You can return to Tropical Dental Care about two to three weeks later for your permanent veneers. The team makes any necessary adjustments before cementing your veneers in place.

How should I care for veneers?

Veneers can last for more than 15 years with proper care. To extend the lifespan of your veneers, the team may recommend:

  • Avoiding gummy or hard candies
  • Brushing and flossing at least twice a day
  • Visiting your dentist twice a year
  • Quitting smoking

You should also contact the team if you experience damage or decay that can threaten your tooth health.

Call Tropical Dental Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about veneers.

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