Veneers FAQ

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Veneers are essentially shells that are placed over your child's teeth and provide a protective shield, the way their natural enamel does. They come in different types and are used for different reasons, including for those looking to enhance their little ones’ dazzling smiles. 

Veneers are custom-made from ceramic to fit the anatomy of the child’s mouth and the natural color of their teeth.

The two common types of veneers are porcelain and composite bonding. Composite veneers are shaped and bonded to a tooth to enhance its appearance with a resin material. 

Porcelain veneers in McAllen are lab-made. They are a more stain-resistant type of veneer in comparison to other types.

For this question, you have to be completely honest with yourself. Think of how many sweets your child eats, if their oral hygiene routine is up to par, and how many sugary drinks they enjoy with their meals. All these goodies can cause some major staining to children's vulnerable teeth. 

These treats may even cause ridges on their teeth. You can fix this by eliminating all of the above, but that might not be as feasible for some. Veneers can be a solution to getting the best of both worlds. 

It can also help those little ones who already have pearly whites, but perhaps want to improve on their smiles because of typical things that happen in children’s teeth, such as:

• Cracks
• Chips
• Tooth gaps 
• Minor misalignment

Some veneers are made ahead of time, like a one-size fit, that will only take one appointment to place on your child’s teeth. 

If their veneers are custom-made, the process can take up to two weeks to complete. These veneers are most suggested for patients because of their efficiency and potentially painless process. 

Local anesthesia may be provided to those with tooth sensitivity. 

The process is simple, it starts with cleaning the tooth the veneer will be applied to. A piece of the tooth’s enamel will be extracted to get a mold of the tooth while your child gets a temporary veneer. 

Once the final veneer is finished in the laboratory, your child's pediatric dentist will clean the tooth once again and use an adhesive to attach the veneer. The dentist will then fix and maneuver the tooth to make it look as natural as possible. Your McAllen dentist may want to have some follow-up appointments with your little one just to make sure everything looks good and they’re comfortable. 

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