What to Expect From Your Veneers

What to Expect From Your Veneers

Veneers are one of the quickest and most effective ways to fix surface damage to one or multiple teeth. They are also perfect as a way to makeover your entire smile. At Scott Young, DDS, our dentists Dr. Scott Young, Dr. Kathleen Akers, and our dental team offer general and cosmetic dentistry services at our office in The Woodlands, Texas.

What to expect from your veneers

Cosmetic dentistry is often described as both an art and a science, and veneers are a perfect illustration of this comparison. Depending on your smile goals and the current state of your teeth and oral health, our dentists can design your individual idea of the perfect smile with veneers. 

In addition to fixing minor to moderate chips and cracks, veneers can also be used for strictly cosmetic purposes if there’s something about your smile that you want to improve or change. 

Veneers are custom designed for your teeth, so at your first appointment, our team will examine your teeth, discuss your goals and the improvements you’d like to make to your smile, and take an impression to create a mold for the veneers. 

In some cases, it may be necessary to remove a thin layer of tooth enamel to make sure that the veneers fit and look and feel as natural as possible. The entire process is minimally invasive and gentle, so you won’t need anesthesia or numbing. You can expect to schedule two to three appointments for the entire process.

If you have any oral health issues like cavities or gingivitis, you may need to treat them first before getting your cosmetic veneers.

Caring for your veneers

The same principles for good oral hygiene and dental care apply after you get your veneers. Caring for your veneers is easy — brush your teeth after meals and floss once a day, avoid tobacco and foods that can stain your teeth, and protect your teeth from trauma by wearing a mouthguard if you play contact sports. Veneers are durable, but they can chip and stain just like your teeth.

How long do veneers last?

The typical lifespan of dental veneers ranges from five to ten years, but they can also last much longer in many cases. In addition to practicing good oral hygiene, make sure to visit our team every six months for a checkup and dental cleaning to protect your oral health.

For more information about veneers and the cosmetic and general dentistry services available at our office in The Woodlands, Texas, contact us today by phone or online to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.

You Might Also Enjoy...

The Link Between Hormone Changes and Gingivitis

You know that your oral hygiene habits and diet can affect your risk of gum disease, but you might not be aware of the link between your hormones and gingivitis. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself from gum disease.

How Long Will My New Crown Last?

With the right care, a dental crown can last for years. Here’s what you need to know about how long your new dental crown will last and what you can do to maintain its condition. Read on to learn more.

7 Procedures That Periodontists Perform

Periodontists perform surgical and nonsurgical procedures to treat various stages of gum disease. Here’s what you need to know about periodontal treatment and what you can do to lower your risk of gum disease.

2 Types of Tooth Stains

Nobody wants a discolored smile, but did you know that some tooth stains are easier to fix than others? Here’s what you need to know about the two types of tooth stains and which teeth whitening treatment will work best for you.

Treatment for Your Gingivitis

Unlike the more advanced stages of gum disease, gingivitis is reversible when treated early. Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms of gingivitis and what you can do to protect yourself.

Reasons You Might Need Dental Implants

Dental implants are more than a cosmetic solution to tooth loss. They also improve and protect your oral and overall health. Here’s what you need to know about implants and whether they’re right for you.