Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics

Orthodontists & Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Katy, TX

If you’re self-conscious about your smile due to gaps, chips, stains or your teeth being worn down, veneers might be the answer for you. Gustavo Salas, DDS, MS, at Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Katy, Texas, is part of a highly trained team that offers veneers to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Reach out to the practice today by calling the office or book your appointment with the experienced team online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin layers of porcelain or composite resin adhered to the front of your teeth. They look natural, giving you a confident smile.

Men and women typically get veneers to cover up teeth that have been chipped, discolored, or that are misshapen. If you’ve experienced enamel erosion, you may be a good candidate for veneers.

Once veneers are bonded to your teeth, they are permanent. They are also highly stain-resistant, so you are free to eat and drink whatever you’d like once you have them.

Veneers last 10-15 years depending on how well you take care of them.

Why should I choose veneers?

Veneers not only give your smile a brand new look, but they protect the enamel on your teeth. While they offer a cosmetic solution to give you straight, bright teeth, they also have oral health benefits.

The procedure of getting veneers is often less intrusive than getting crowns or braces, making it a preferred option. Veneers are used to help with small misalignments, discoloration, and chipped or fractured teeth.

An evaluation from a professional at Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics helps you decide if you should choose veneers as your best treatment option.

How are veneers applied?

When you visit the practice for your treatment at Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, your specialist cleans your teeth to ensure you’re getting the right shade of color. Then your dentist takes a digital X-ray of your teeth.

Removing a small amount of enamel from your teeth to make room for the porcelain shell is the next step.

A professional on the team then creates your veneers, which are precisely tailored to fit your teeth. Once the veneers are made, your dentist bonds the veneers to your teeth with dental cement.

Are veneers right for me?

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. You wear your aligners comfortably for at least 20 hours every day, removing them only to eat and brush your teeth. You can’t see the Invisalign trays while you wear them, so you don’t have to worry about unsightly brackets and wires, and they’re more comfortable than traditional braces as well.