Everyone makes an effort to take care of their natural teeth. However, our teeth still become stained, chipped, or cracked due to different reasons. If you have cracked, chipped, or stained teeth, veneers can effectively transform your smile and boost your self-confidence. At Russell Family Dentistry, Louis Russell Jr., DDS, provides Tomball veneers to ensure you get your elegant smile back. The doctor uses e.max® porcelain veneers, which are thinner and more aesthetically pleasing than traditional porcelain and more durable. To talk to one of the caring team members today, call or book an appointment online today.

What Are Veneers?

These refer to custom-tailored water-thin shells of porcelain installed on the front of your teeth. You can get just one or two veneers, but most people get six to eight to restore the symmetry and balance to their smiles.  Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains and are strong. With proper oral hygiene and regular check-ups, veneers can last for up to fifteen years and even more.

What Problems Can Be Corrected By Veneers?

Veneers are effective in correcting a variety of oral issues. These include misshapen teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, stained teeth that professional teeth whitening cannot lift, and smaller-than-average teeth. At Russell Family Dentistry, Dr. Russell also uses veneers to lessen spaces or gaps between teeth.

Are You A Right Candidate For Veneers?

For veneer placement, you need to have healthy teeth and gums. If you have gum disease or cavities, you do not qualify for veneers treatment. When you contact Russell Family Dentistry, Dr. Russell will give you a thorough in-office consultation and come up with a custom care plan to treat your condition.

What Is The Procedure Of Getting Veneers?

Receiving veneers typically takes two appointments that are spaced a few weeks apart. During your initial consultation, the doctor requests you to get an X-ray and carries out a comprehensive oral exam. If your gums and teeth are healthy, the doctor gets you ready to get veneers. At Russell Family Dentistry, Dr. Russell starts by administering local anesthesia. He then shaves a thin layer of enamel about one millimeter thick from every tooth getting a veneer. After preparing the teeth, the doctor makes impressions of the teeth and sends them to the laboratory, which creates your custom veneers.

The second appointment is scheduled about two weeks after the first appointment. You will return to the hospital, where the doctor checks your veneers’ fit and makes sure they fulfill your satisfaction. He then positions your veneers and ties them to the front of your teeth with dental cement. As soon as the cement dries, Dr. Russell makes the right alterations to make sure you have a comfortable bite. After making the adjustments, you will come out of the office with an asymmetrical and beautiful smile.

How Do You Prevent Damage To Your Veneers?

The best way of preventing damage to your veneers is by practicing good oral hygiene. Dr. Russell recommends you brush twice a day, floss regularly, and avoid bad habits such as opening objects with your teeth or nail-biting. You should also wear a mouthguard or nightguard if you play contact sports or grind your teeth.

To sum up, don’t wait any longer to have your smile and self-esteem back. If you are the right candidate for veneers, call or book an appointment online with Russell Family Dentistry for the best veneer installation in and around Tomball.