Dental Illusions

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Houston, TX

Veneers are a non-invasive and popular way to create a bright, white, beautiful smile. If you live in or around Houston, you can make an appointment with George Saliba, DDS, or Basil Moukarim, DDS, at Dental Illusions to find out if veneers are right for you. With offices in both the Champion neighborhood of Houston and West University, Texas, having cosmetic dental treatments like veneers is convenient and comfortable. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that covers a wide range of dental imperfections. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are applied to the fronts of your teeth to create a picture-perfect smile so you can feel confident and beautiful every time you speak or smile.

At Dental Illusions, the dentists use veneers to correct dental issues like:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Gaps
  • Staining and discoloration
  • Teeth of uneven shapes and sizes

What are the benefits of veneers?

There are many reasons to choose porcelain veneers to perfect your smile. First, the veneers are custom-made to fit your mouth and teeth precisely to create a beautiful smile. Porcelain is durable and stain-resistant, and with proper care, your veneers can last between 10 and 20 years. Veneers are also quick and easy to install with a non-invasive process.

How are veneers applied?

Dental veneers are usually applied in two visits. At your first visit, Dr. Saliba or Dr. Moukarim examines your teeth and confirms that dental veneers are the best treatment to correct your smile.

Then, they prepare your teeth for your veneers. This involves the careful removal of a very thin layer of enamel from the tooth or teeth that are being fitted with veneers. This ensures that your veneers fit flush against your other teeth for a natural appearance. Your dentist takes photos and molds of your teeth that are used by a dental lab to craft your veneers to fit your teeth exactly.

You’ll wear temporary veneers while your permanent veneers are made. Then, at your second appointment, Dr. Saliba or Dr. Moukarim fit your permanent veneers, check your bite and the fit before permanently bonding the veneers to your teeth. Once your veneers are attached, your dentist will polish them and your natural teeth for a healthy shine.

How should I take care of my veneers?

You take care of your veneers just like you take care of your natural teeth. You simply brush for two minutes, twice a day and floss at least once a day. While your veneers are resistant to staining and decay, you still need to have regular dental checkups and professional cleanings so the team at Dental Illusions can monitor your dental health and take care of your natural teeth.

If you want to finally have a perfect smile and have questions about porcelain dental veneers, call or schedule a consultation online today.