Stefanie Sunnes, D.M.D.
General Dentist located in Houston, TX.
Serving Sharpstown, Bellaire, and the greater Southwest Houston area
Stained, gapped, or chipped teeth can rob you of self-confidence in social situations. Stefanie Sunnes, DMD of Alegria Dental Care in Houston is a general dentist who specializes in creating beautiful smiles with veneers. Whether you need to improve the look of a single tooth or several, Dr. Sunnes and her experienced dental team can give you the smile of your dreams with veneers in just two easy visits. Call the office to speak to a friendly team member or schedule an appointment online to take the first step toward a more confident smile.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain ceramic that Dr. Sunnes permanently cements to the surface of your natural tooth to improve the tooth’s appearance. Veneers are an ideal solution for a variety of dental issues, including:
- Stained teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Damaged enamel
- Weakened teeth
Dr. Sunnes matches your veneers to the surrounding teeth in your mouth so your smile looks natural. Or, if you’re getting a set of veneers that cover most of your visible teeth, you can opt for a shade brighter than your natural teeth for instant whitening.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Veneers are often an ideal alternative to braces and other orthodontic treatments, and they deliver a brighter, improved smile in just two dental visits. Additionally, veneers look natural and resist stains, so you can keep your brighter smile without the need for additional whitening treatments down the road.
- Help strengthen your teeth
- Custom fit to your teeth for comfort
- Are easily tolerated by your gum tissue
- Improve the aesthetics of your smile without extensive dental work
- May cost less than orthodontics or other dental procedures
Since Dr. Sunnes cements the veneers to your teeth, they become a permanent part of your healthy smile.
What can I expect during a veneer procedure?
Typically, your veneers take just two dental visits to complete. At the first appointment, Dr. Sunnes explains the procedure and determines which teeth can benefit from veneers. She also matches the color for your desired outcome so your veneers can be custom-made just for your teeth. Next, Dr. Sunnes cleans your teeth and removes a small amount of enamel from the surface to prepare your teeth for veneers.
She then makes an impression of your teeth so the lab can create veneers that will fit your teeth exactly. Dr. Sunnes places a temporary veneer over the surface of your teeth to protect them between appointments while your veneers are being made.
At your second appointment, Dr. Sunnes removes the temporary veneer and uses a special adhesive and dental cement to place the new veneer to the precise contour of your tooth. Once the veneer cures for about 60 seconds, it’s permanently attached. Dr. Sunnes removes any excess material and polishes the veneer.
You brush and floss your new veneers just as you would your natural teeth to keep your mouth healthy for years to come.
If you’re unhappy with your smile and want to learn more about the ease and convenience of veneers, call the office to schedule a consultation or book one online.