Mission Dental

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Houston, TX

If you need a one-tooth repair, some minor tweaks to a few teeth, or a whole new smile, veneers could be an easy solution. At Mission Dental in Houston, Texas, skillful dentist Leslie Trinh, DDS, designs perfect-fit veneers to solve your dental problems and restore your self-confidence. Call the practice or click the online scheduling tool to set your appointment up now.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are durable yet thin pieces of porcelain or resin composite that cover the front of your teeth to enhance your smile. You can reshape your teeth completely with veneers, so they're quite popular for smile makeovers.

What are the reasons for getting veneers?

Some of the most common imperfections that can be corrected with veneers include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Gap between teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Worn teeth, due to teeth grinding or other reasons
  • Permanently discolored teeth

Veneers can make a dramatic difference in tooth shape, size, and position. But, they don't actually treat malocclusion like braces or clear aligners do.

How many veneers do I need?

It depends on the problem or concern. You may just need one veneer if you have a cracked or misshapen tooth. But, if you're looking for a brighter and more symmetrical smile, you might need around 6-8 veneers for the teeth that show when you smile.

How do I get veneers?

The first step is a consultation with Dr. Trinh at Mission Dental. Dr. Trinh examines your teeth, talks about your personal appearance goals with you, and recommends the next steps.

If you decide veneers are right for you, Dr. Trinh can often do the tooth prep the same day. She simply buffs and shapes your outermost tooth enamel, removing only an amount equal to the thickness of your veneers.

Then, she takes a digital impression and uses it to customize your veneers. Dr. Trinh shows you the veneer color options and helps you select the ideal shade of white. You get a temporary veneer to wear after your first appointment.

For your second appointment, Dr. Trinh attaches your new permanent veneer using bonding cement. She may use a special lamp to harden the cement and secure your veneer.

How long will my new veneers last?

Veneers can last around 10-15 years. If you experience any kind of changes, like veneer slippage or cracking, call Mission Dental right away.

It's important to protect the tooth under your veneer and any crack or damage could leave your tooth vulnerable. Dr. Trinh always examines your veneers, dentures, dental implants, or other dental restorations during your regular appointments.

For beautiful, durable veneers, call Mission Dental or use the online scheduling tool for an appointment today.