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Dental Veneers in Houston

What are dental veneers? 

Dental veneers are always compared to acrylic nails as wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length.

Veneers and acrylic nails share the same concept
Dental veneers and acrylic nails share the same concept

Porcelain veneers are used to fix worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, or discolored teeth to give you the smile you have always wanted.

As we get older, our teeth might chip, brake or get discolored. Veneers are the answer to these problems.

A small amount of tooth structure must be removed to make room for the porcelain veneer and to avoid making the tooth look big and bulky. The tooth preparation is limited to the enamel and usually involves only a few surfaces of the tooth, unlike a crown or cap. A prosthodontist uses porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of teeth and to even close spaces or gaps between teeth.

Minimal preparation veneer
This patient was a candidate for Lumineers. Notice the minimal preparation of teeth. 

What are the most common uses of veneers?
Dr. Samo has been using veneers to treat a variety of cosmetic cases such as:

  • Small teeth to match the size of these teeth to the other ones.
  • Colored teeth as a result of aging or certain medications when power bleaching had failed to achieve a satisfactory outcome
  • Slightly crooked teeth if the bite is perfect to do so and patient does not want to do braces or Invisalign
  • Broken and chipped teeth

How long will my Veneers Last?
Veneers are intended to last for many years. Unlike most bonding materials, veneers will not change color over time. You should consult with Dr. Same to find out how long veneers will last in your mouth.

I am 17-year-old and I want to get veneers, is it possible?
Because veneers are permanent solution to you dental problem, patient has to complete his/her growth before considering permanent dental work. This is very important on anterior teeth where cosmetic is very important and any slight growth will affect the appearance of the veneer. As a rule of thumb, usually girls finish their growth around 18-19 and boys around 20-21. Again, the best thing is to schedule a free consult with Dr. Samo and seek his opinion.

Here are some veneer cases that Dr. Samo has done with excellent outcome

Dr. Samo

Dr. Samo | Prosthodontist 

Dr. Simon Samo is recognized by the ADA (American Dental Association) as a dental specialist in the field of Aesthetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry also known as Prosthodontist.

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