Veneers Specialist

Smile of the Woodlands

Serge Kupetz, DDS

General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, & Dental Implants Specialist located in Panther Creek, The Woodlands, TX

Do small smile imperfections, like minor tooth chips, pointy teeth, or heavy staining, make you want to improve your smile. If so, find out if veneers placed by Serge Kupetz, DDS, at his practice, Smile of the Woodlands, in The Woodlands, Texas, are right for you. Dental veneers are cosmetic coverings that can transform your smile without a major procedure. Don’t let your teeth hold you back. Instead, schedule a veneers consultation with Dr. Kupetz online or over the phone today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer-thin tooth coverings that correct or mask smile imperfections, such as:

  • Minor cracks, chips, or fractures
  • Small or wide gaps
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Pointy teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Dentin discoloration
  • Heavy enamel staining that doesn’t respond to bleaching

Made from porcelain or composite ceramic resin, veneers hug the contours of your teeth. Smile of the Woodlands custom designs your veneers to look natural and match or enhance the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth. 

How long does veneer placement take?

It takes just a few visits to get your veneers. To begin the process, you must schedule a consultation with Dr. Kupetz, during which he determines whether you’re an optimal candidate for veneers.

If you’re approved, you come back for a second visit to prepare your teeth for veneers. Preparation includes various steps, beginning with Dr. Kupetz and his team carefully filing an ultra-thin layer of surface enamel. Doing so ensures that your veneers fit comfortably against your teeth and remain even with the rest of your smile. 

Next, Dr. Kupetz takes impressions and digital images of your teeth to send to a dental lab where engineers fabricate your veneers to fit your smile perfectly. Finally, before the practice sends you home, Dr. Kupetz protects your teeth with temporary veneers. 

Once the lab delivers your custom veneers to Dr. Kupetz, the practice schedules your final veneers appointment. During this last appointment, the practice removes your temporary veneers, etches your teeth to improve adhesion, and then places your permanent veneers. 

Before Dr. Kupetz bonds the veneers in place, he makes sure that they fit perfectly. If necessary, he makes adjustments. Once satisfied, he bonds your veneers to your teeth.

How long do veneers last?

When you treat them properly, veneers can last between 10 and 20 years. 

Veneers are strong and stain resistant. But to keep them from damage and to retain their gleam, practice good oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing, and schedule regular cleanings with Smile of the Woodlands.

In addition, protect your veneers by avoiding hard or sticky foods and don’t chew on hard objects like popcorn seeds, pencils, or ice.

Are you ready to secure your bright and beautiful smile? If so, schedule a veneers consultation with Dr. Kupetz online or over the phone today.