Maple Leaf Dental

Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Specialist located in Houston, TX

Veneers can help you achieve a straighter, whiter smile. At Maple Leaf Dental in Houston, Texas, Lisa Giovanetti, DDS, MS, offers custom-made veneers to conceal chipped, broken, or discolored teeth. Veneers also cover gaps and cracks. Let Dr. Giovanetti help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry. She provides free same-day consultations for patients considering veneers. To request a consultation, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain covers that attach to the surface of your teeth. These covers look just like your natural teeth. Veneers produce a uniform appearance, concealing cracks, and chips. At Maple Leaf Dental, Dr. Giovanetti uses veneers to improve your smile and boost your self-confidence.

What problems can veneers correct?

Veneers can:

  • Cover up a chipped tooth
  • Restore cracked or broken teeth
  • Seal gaps between teeth
  • Contour misshapen teeth

Veneers can be ideal for fixing teeth after an accident. Veneers can also change the color or shape of your tooth. If you have cosmetic dental concerns, veneers may be the right solution.

How are veneers placed?

Dr. Giovanetti offers complimentary veneer consultations. During your consultation, she examines your teeth and discusses your options to help you decide on the right treatment.

If you opt for veneers, Dr. Giovanetti works with you to choose the right material. Your veneers are custom-made to match the natural shade of your teeth. Dr. Giovanetti first takes a mold of your teeth and sends it to a high-quality dental lab. Your veneers are then shipped directly to the office.

Next, Dr. Giovanetti prepares your tooth by removing part of the enamel. This process helps ensure a secure fit. Finally, Dr. Giovanetti adjusts the veneer and bonds it to your tooth then seals the veneer using a special light. Afterward, you can return to your normal activities right away. 

How should I care for my veneers?

Veneers work just like your natural teeth. With veneers, you can brush and floss normally, but avoid chewing on hard objects, like ice or pens. Using your teeth to open packages or chew hard objects may damage your veneers.

Porcelain veneers usually last for 10-15 years. You can extend the lifespan of your veneers by practicing good dental hygiene. Dr. Giovanetti may also recommend using a mouth guard to protect your veneers while playing sports. 

If veneers aren't the right choice for you, Maple Leaf Dental provides a range of other options, as well. Dr. Giovanetti and her team offer:

  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Teeth whitening
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Invisalign®

No matter what your dental concerns, she helps you find a treatment that's right for you. 

If you are ready to brighten your smile, call Maple Leaf Dental or schedule an appointment online today.