Cosmetic veneers are an excellent option if you want to make cosmetic improvements to your smile, fix cosmetic damage, or strengthen weak or vulnerable teeth. They’re an effective and minimally invasive solution to the most common issues that ruin a good smile.
At Scott Young, DDS, our team of dentists and dental professionals offer a range of general and cosmetic dentistry services in The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding areas, including Highland Village, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, Memorial, and Greater Houston.
7 ways veneers can enhance your smile
If you’re wondering whether veneers are right for you, here’s what you need to know about how they work and how they enhance your smile.
Veneers consist of a thin and translucent layer of porcelain bonded onto the surface of the tooth and molded to change the size, shape, or color. They’re made according to your specifications and are one of the most natural-looking dental restorations available.
The porcelain matches the texture and color of natural tooth enamel, and our dentists make sure they match and blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
To get a smooth and natural-looking finish, we must modify a bit of your enamel so your veneers fit perfectly. However, compared to other types of restorations, veneers are minimally invasive.
To get the most out of your veneers and protect your teeth and gums from cavities and gum disease, it is imperative to continue practicing optimal oral hygiene and schedule regular appointments for a check-up and professional dental cleaning. The materials used now in our office are strong and extremely durable. We have cases 15+ years old that look as good as the day they went in.
If you want to significantly whiten your teeth by several shades, a professional teeth whitening treatment is the way to go. However, surface whitening treatments only work on certain types of stains (known as extrinsic dental stains).
Some tooth stains and discolorations result from damage to the dentin layer below the tooth enamel (intrinsic stains), which can’t be removed with teeth whitening treatments. Porcelain veneers are your best option to whiten teeth with intrinsic stains.
Maybe your teeth are healthy, but you don’t like their shape or want to close gaps or make your smile more symmetrical. Veneers can turn the smile you have into the smile you want.
Sometimes a single damaged tooth is all it takes to ruin an otherwise attractive smile. You can get a single veneer to fix a cracked, chipped, or uneven tooth in the front of your mouth.
Sometimes teeth fracture and become unstable due to previous dental work. Veneers can reinforce a weak tooth to protect it from further damage. They can also be used to seal a tooth after a root canal.
For more information regarding veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services available at Scott Young, DDS, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. Our office is located in The Woodlands, Texas, and we serve the Highland Village, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, Memorial and all of the Greater Houston areas.