Have you ever wondered how Hollywood superstars have such beautiful smiles? Well, there are many reasons, but one is dental veneers. Get yourself red-carpet ready this summer with a big, straight, beautiful smile. Here’s how Dr. Dernick and the Smiles of Memorial team can help you achieve the smile of your dreams in Houston, Texas.
What are Dental Veneers?
Think of dental veneers like masks for your teeth. During your first consultation appointment, Dr. Dernick and the Smiles of Memorial team will discuss your concerns and desires. The number of veneers that Dr. Dernick will recommend depends on the size of your mouth, teeth, and your desired look. Dr. Dernick typically recommends between four and six dental veneers each for the top set and for the bottom set. Once Dr. Dernick measures your teeth, his office or a lab will produce a veneer for each tooth. Next, Dr. Dernick will temporarily place the veneer on top of your natural tooth. Dr. Dernick will clean up the edges so that the tooth will fit perfectly. Once it is to your liking, Dr. Dernick will heat-fix the veneer on your tooth with a putty. Veneers are durable and typically last ten to fifteen years before being replaced.
Dental Veneer Results
After your dental veneers are placed, you will be amazed with your smile. Dental veneers will make your teeth appear straight. Further, Dr. Dernick can create veneers that are slightly larger than your natural teeth for your smile to appear larger. A bigger smile can also give you the appearance of higher cheekbones and a more contoured face.
Who Can Get Dental Veneers?
Many patients are eligible for dental veneers; however, it is important to discuss your oral and overall health with Dr. Dernick before completing any dental procedure. Patients that have underlining dental concerns such as, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and missing or broken teeth, should not have cosmetic procedures until they address these concerns. Completing cosmetic procedures before imperative restorative dentistry procedures can damage your oral health.