Veneers Specialist

Kimberly C. Andersen, DDS

General Dentistry located in The Woodlands, TX

Between discoloration, misshapen teeth, and small gaps (among other issues), more than a third of Americans aren’t pleased with their smile. With veneers, offered at the office of Kimberly Andersen, DDS, in The Woodlands, Texas, you can resolve teeth imperfections that make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Book a veneers consultation today with the experienced dental team. Schedule either online or over the phone.

Veneers

Why do I need dental veneers?

Dental veneers are one of the quickest and most effective ways to beautify your smile. These wafer-thin porcelain covers are designed to fit right on top of your teeth, so all those imperfections can become a thing of your past. You should consider getting veneers if you have:

  • Small gaps
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Yellow or discolored teeth
  • Minor cracks, chips, or fractures

Veneers are individually designed to match the size and shape of your teeth, so your new smile is entirely natural-looking (and feeling).

What is the process of getting veneers?

Getting veneers involves a few visits to the office of Kimberly Andersen, DDS. After your initial consultation, your next appointment involves prepping your teeth and gathering molds. 

Your dedicated dentist gently files away a very thin layer of tooth enamel, just to ensure each of your veneers rest comfortably against each of your teeth and along your gum line. 

The next step involves taking impressions of your teeth and sending them off to the lab where your veneers are fabricated — you’ll get a set of temporary veneers in the meantime. Once your veneers arrive at the office, you come back in to have them bonded in place.

While your dentist can make any adjustments to your veneers on the spot, you may go home and realize that something feels too big or uncomfortable after a couple of days of having your veneers in place. 

You’re always welcome to come back to the office of Kimberly Andersen, DDS, at any time if you need to have any of your veneers adjusted. 

Are veneers permanent?

Veneers themselves aren’t permanent — they usually last 10-20 years — although the process of getting veneers is permanent. 

Because your dentist has to remove a small amount of tooth enamel, which doesn’t grow back, if your veneers break or wear down, you’re going to need a new set. 

The expert dentists at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, counsel you on how to help your veneers last as long as possible. Good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and avoidance of sticky or hard foods, are all steps you can take to extend the life of your veneers. 

Learn more about personalized veneers offered at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, by scheduling a consultation online. You can also call the office to speak with a team member.