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Physical and cosmetic imperfection in your smile can leave you feeling socially awkward. Fortunately, our dentist, Dr. Shannon De Vera at Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry in Humble, Texas offers a variety of cosmetic dental solutions to improve your unappealing smile.

One of the most effective methods to improve a smile marred by multiple imperfections is to have our dentist fit you for dental veneers and porcelain crowns. The veneers will match the shape of the face of each tooth in your smile while leaving the rest of the tooth enamel intact. If one of your teeth has insufficient tooth enamel to secure a veneer, or it has previously been repaired by a filling, our dentists will likely recommend fitting it for a porcelain crown.

Once an impression has been taken of each tooth destined for a veneer, Dr. Shannon De Vera can start the crown restoration process. After a thorough examination to assess the health of the tooth, she will use a drill to remove all the tooth enamel. This leaves behind a small pillar of dentin called an abutment that encases the healthy core of the tooth.  

A detailed impression is made of the abutment and the corresponding teeth in your bite. The crown and veneer impressions will then be sent to a professional dental lab as a guide while they meticulously craft your dental work.

At the end of the appointment, our dentist will secure a temporary crown over the abutment to keep it safe. When your crown and veneers are ready, we will call you back into cement them in place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Humble, Texas area and have a cavity on a tooth in your smile, please call 713-697-6453 to seek treatment at Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry. Our team looks forward to restoring your healthy smile!