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The natural process of aging as well as certain foods, dark beverages and minor chips in your front teeth can give you a less than perfect smile. Dental veneers are a great way to improve and repair the appearance of your front teeth.

The veneers are essentially thin porcelain shells that are custom made in a laboratory to match the shape and contours of the teeth in your smile. In most cases the process of getting veneers requires two appointments.

At the initial consultation, your dentist will inspect your teeth or any signs of tooth decay or otherwise compromised enamel. This might include taking a series of X-rays. The dentist will then create an impression of your teeth. All of this information is sent to a lab where they craft your custom veneers.

At your second appointment the dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth in your smile. They will then cement the veneers in place. With proper care and maintenance your veneers can provide you with an appealing bright white smile for years to come.

If you have questions about dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 361.994.4900 to schedule an appointment.