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Teeth that are badly shaped or stained or even crooked can be improved with the help of veneers from a Brownsville, Texas dentist. After a thorough examination, Dr. Humberto Nunez and Dr. Crystal Villarreal from Westlake Family Dentistry can determine whether dental veneers are a great option for each patient’s oral health situation.
More About Dental Veneers
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic (always made of a strong material that is durable) that are cemented over the front of teeth in order to change their shape, alignment or color. They are used by your Brownsville, Texas dentist on teeth that are discolored, oddly-shaped, unevenly spaced, chipped or even crooked.
Veneers have a longer life expectancy than bonding. They are especially great at resisting staining from coffee, tea or smoking. These veneers are made in a dental lab working from a model created by your dentist. Veneers are irreversible as it is necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth to accommodate this covering. Porcelain veneers can help to mask imperfections and have been successful with hiding gaps in the front teeth and helping fix teeth that have had some type of injury.
Dental veneers usually take several appointments with our professional dentist - the first for diagnosing and planning, the second to prepare the teeth and the last to bond the veneers to the surface of the teeth. During the tooth preparation visit, the teeth are lightly buffed to allow for the thickness of the veneer.
After the veneers are applied, a two-week period of adjustment follows. A follow-up appointment with Dr. Gil is required to ensure the fit and bite are correct. To learn more about veneers from our Brownsville, Texas dentist, call to schedule an informative appointment today at (956) 312-0284.