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Minor chips, cracks, and surface stains in teeth are fairly common. However, you don’t have to live with a less-than-perfect smile. There are plenty of cosmetic dentistry options that exist that can give you back the smile – and self-confidence – you deserve.

One of those options is dental veneers, and today we’ll take a look at how they can fix your smile.

Dr. Karisha Madden will first want to examine each tooth in your smile and take a few X-rays to make sure all of your teeth have enough enamel to mount a veneer. If one or more teeth have insufficient enamel, he might recommend having that particular tooth restored by a porcelain dental crown.

Your dentist will make a detailed impression of your teeth. This will be sent to the dental lab where your porcelain dental veneers will be created.

When the dental veneers are ready, he will call you back in for a second appointment. A small amount of your enamel will be removed from each tooth before the corresponding veneer will be cemented into place.

Veneers are essentially just wafer-thin shells made from porcelain or porcelain fused with another metal. They take a few weeks to make, but once on your teeth you probably won’t recognize yourself!

If veneers sound like the answer to your smile problems, call us today to schedule an appoint. We can be reached at (713) 667-8080.