Veneers in Greenville, TX

Thanks to always improving dental technology, many ways are available to improve the appearance of damaged or stained teeth. There is no longer a need to hide your teeth behind your hand or suppress your personality for fear of showing them. One of the least expensive ways to fix your teeth is with dental veneers.

What are Veneers?

A veneer is a thin shell of tooth-colored materials that is custom-made and made to fit the contours of your teeth. This can be used to enhance your smile, as well as to provide strength and resilience similar to natural tooth enamel. They can be made to match the exact shape of your teeth. Dental veneers can either be made from porcelain, or resin composite material.

Why Consider Veneers?

With all the alternatives for repairing teeth, why should you decide to use veneers to improve their appearance? One reason is that it is an easier, less invasive process. If you choose to cap your teeth, that can involve reshaping teeth so that the crowns fit properly. Crowns are also much more expensive than veneers and take longer for a laboratory to make.


Our dentist at Graham Family Dental will take precise measurements of your teeth so that the material they use to make the veneers can be cut to fit over the teeth. The veneers help smaller teeth look bigger, hide gaps between teeth, hide chips or cracks, and cover badly stained teeth.

How are Veneers Produced?

Veneers are thin pieces of material shaped to cover teeth to hide flaws like stains or chips. Most veneers consist of porcelain or composite resin. Our dentist in Greenville, TX, like using porcelain to make veneers because:

  • They are durable
  • Their surfaces look like natural teeth
  • They don’t stain easily
  • Less enamel needs removing from teeth than for crowns

Click here to visit our FAQ page on porcelain veneers.

Composite resin is also used for veneers because:

  • Less enamel needs removing than for porcelain veneers
  • They usually don’t require more than one visit to the dentist
  • They are easier and quicker to repair than porcelain
  • They are less expensive than porcelain veneers

How To Care For Your Veneers

Brushing and flossing should be done the same way as regular teeth. Good daily brushing habits, as well as the use of fluoride toothpaste that is not abrasive, are important. Limit coffee consumption and other stain-inducing foods. No matter how good you take care of your veneers, they will eventually need to be replaced. However, proper oral hygiene can help them last as long as possible.

How Long can Veneers Last?

Veneers can be a good investment if you want to alter how your teeth look. If you take good care of them and don’t grind your teeth, porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years before they need replacing. If you have “no-prep” or composite veneers, then they will last five to seven years.

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If you’re interested in learning more about veneers and want to know if they are right for you, contact Graham Family Dental to consult with our dentist about them.

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