Veneers Specialist

Jeffrey Busch, DDS

Cosmetic and General Dentist located in Houston, TX

If you dream of having a symmetrical, Hollywood-worthy smile, dental veneers can help. These thin shells of porcelain cover minor imperfections, ensuring you look your best. At his self-titled practice, experienced general and cosmetic dentist Jeffrey Busch, DDS, regularly partners with dental laboratories to craft beautiful, custom veneers. To make an appointment in Houston, Texas, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

Veneers Q&A

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What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the outer surface of your teeth. They enhance the appearance of your smile while covering minor imperfections. 

Placing custom veneers requires technical skill and expertise. The providers at Jeffrey Busch, DDS, can work with you to create a custom set of veneers that fit perfectly.

What types of issues can veneers correct?

Jeffrey Busch, DDS, uses veneers to cover minor oral imperfections, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Shorter-than-average teeth
  • Pointy teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

You might also benefit from veneers if you have stained or discolored teeth that don’t respond to teeth whitening treatment.

What is the process for getting veneers?

At Jeffrey Busch, DDS, getting veneers takes two visits.

First veneers visit

Before recommending veneers, your provider conducts an oral exam and takes X-rays to assess the health and alignment of your teeth. To qualify veneers, you can’t have any cavities, so if your provider finds any tooth decay, they need to take care of that first.

If you have healthy teeth and gums, your provider numbs your mouth with an anesthetic and prepares your teeth to receive the veneers. They carefully remove a thin layer of enamel from each tooth and then take impressions.

Your provider sends your impressions to a dental laboratory that designs and manufactures your custom veneers.

Second veneers visit

When the laboratory finishes your custom veneers, you return to Jeffrey Busch, DDS. Your provider bonds the veneers to the outside of your permanent teeth and explains how to care for them. 

How long do veneers last?

Veneers tend to last 12-15* years, but it’s possible to extend their use by practicing good oral hygiene. Jeffrey Busch, DDS, recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing regularly
  • Visiting the dentist for routine oral exams and teeth cleanings
  • Avoiding bad habits like chewing on ice cubes or pen caps

If you play contact sports, consider a mouthguard. That’s because even though veneers are tough, they can chip and crack. 

What if I chip or damage a veneer?

If you chip or damage a veneer, don’t panic. Call your provider at Jeffrey Busch, DDS, right away. In most cases, it’s possible to make repairs without extensive dental work.

To see if you can benefit from veneers, make an appointment at the practice of Jeffrey Busch, DDS, by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.

*Individual results may vary.