If your teeth have become damaged or discolored, dental veneers are one way to restore your smile and correct imperfections. Our FLOSS Katy office offers traditional porcelain veneers as well as Lumineers.

Veneers vs. Lumineers

Traditional dental veneers are made of porcelain and require the teeth to be etched before application so that they lay flat over the tooth. Lumineers are a well-known brand of veneers; they are thinner than traditional veneers, but like normal veneers, they are made with strong porcelain.

For both types of dental veneers, the amount of preparation needed can be minimal, depending on the case and the patient’s needs. Veneers and Lumineers can both be performed with minimal preparation, depending on the case and the patient’s needs.

Benefits of Dental Veneers from Our FLOSS Katy office

  • Dental veneers can even out a crooked smile.
  • They restore broken, damaged, or stained teeth to their natural appearance.
  • Dental veneers resist staining better than the tooth’s natural enamel so you can enjoy your favorite food and drinks freely.
  • They are durable and can last years with proper care.

Dental Veneer Application Process

Your dental veneer application will require two appointments. During the first appointment, the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. If you opt for traditional veneers, your Katy dentist will shave down the tooth and buff it to make room for the veneer. In some cases, traditional veneers can be made with minimal preparation. On the other hand, Lumineers do not require this step. After the tooth has been prepared, he or she will then take an impression of your mouth so that the veneers can be made to fit your tooth. You will also select a shade that matches your teeth at this time.

During your second appointment, your dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth and affix the veneers with a special bonding solution. Once it’s in place, he or she will polish the tooth, and you’ll be all set!

If you’re interested in veneers for your teeth, make an appointment with our office in Katy, TX today!