Brad Barker, DDS, LVIF -  - General Dentistry

Houston Dental Smiles

Brad Barker, DDS, LVIF

General Dentistry located in Houston, TX

If cosmetic imperfections like cracks, chips, or stains are holding you back from loving your smile, veneers can help. Brad Barker, DDS, LVIF, and the team of dental professionals at Houston Dental Smiles help men and women achieve their dream smiles with beautiful, high-quality veneers. To learn more about how veneers can transform your smile, schedule a consultation by calling the Houston office or booking a visit online today.

Veeners Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are permanently sealed to the front of your teeth. They can cover up the entire visible portion of your tooth, effectively masking a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, including:

  • Cracks and chips in your teeth
  • Discolored teeth that haven’t responded to whitening treatments
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth with gaps between them
  • Crooked teeth

Veneers can also be used for noncosmetic purposes, like reinforcing a cracked tooth to protect it from further damage.

What are veneers made of?

Houston Dental Smiles offers two different types of veneers: porcelain and composite.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain is strong and durable, and its color and slight translucence allow it to seamlessly blend in with the enamel on the rest of your natural teeth. 

They’re an excellent choice if you want to correct the shape or color of your teeth, and they give you an overall brighter smile that resists the long-term staining effects of coffee and tea. Dr. Barker can also use porcelain veneers to correct any overlaps or gaps in your teeth.

Composite veneers

Composite veneers are a new dental technology that provide the same beautiful results as porcelain without having to reduce any enamel from your teeth. 

Dr. Barker uses a composite material that’s the same shade and color as your natural teeth, giving you a straighter, whiter, and more attractive smile.

What happens when I get veneers?

Your journey towards a happier smile with veneers begins with a consultation. You and Dr. Barker discuss your cosmetic goals, and Dr. Barker helps you pick a size, shape, and color for your veneers to achieve your dream smile. 

Dr. Barker then shaves a thin layer of enamel from the front-facing portion of your teeth (for porcelain veneers) and takes an impression of your mouth. 

He sends that impression to a lab that fabricates your veneers to fit comfortably in your mouth and blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth.

You wear a set of temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent ones to come back from the lab, at which point you return to Houston Dental Smiles to have them placed. 

Dr. Barker checks that the size and fit are right, then seals them in place with a permanent cement. You walk out of his office with a stunning new smile that you’ll be proud to share with the world.

Call Houston Dental Smiles or book a consultation online today to get started towards your dream smile.