Veneers Specialist

Sam Bass Family Dentistry

Rupa Govindarajan, DMD

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Greater Austin, Round Rock, TX

The Sam Bass Family Dentistry offers complete dental services including cosmetic procedures such as veneers, implants, and Invisalign to the Round Rock, Texas and to the surrounding communities . Other services focus on preventative dentistry and general dentistry through the experienced hands of Dr. Rupa Govindarajan.

Veneers Q & A

by Rupa Govindarajan, DMD

Can Veneers Be Whitened?

No, at least not very much. Veneers and dental implants are color matched to your teeth's current color. They can stain, but they will not lighten under the teeth whitening process. If you are planning on having your teeth whitened, you should do that prior to having veneers installed. You can replace veneers with lighter colored ones if you so desire.

How Are Veneers Different from Dental Implants?

Veneers are very different from dental implants. A dental implant is a replacement product for a missing tooth. A veneer is an overlay onto an existing tooth. Dentists use veneers as a way to shape and correct tooth size. If you have a chipped tooth the dentist can apply a veneer over the tooth's surface to remove the chip. The process used grinds away your tooth's enamel while the dentist reshapes the tooth. A porcelain veneer is cemented over the surface of the tooth, which seals and protects the tooth. A damaged tooth that cannot be saved by a root canal or buildup will not be saved by a veneer. Your options for replacing teeth that you lose are dentures, partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.

Will a Veneer Help Save a Damaged Tooth?

Not normally, no. A damaged tooth that cannot be saved by a root canal or buildup will not be saved by a veneer. Your options for replacing teeth that you lose are dentures, partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Veneers are often used when teeth are chipped or misshapen. They are a cosmetic procedure that allows the dentist to correct the look of individual teeth.

Will Teeth Whitening Damage My Veneers?

No. However, teeth whitening will not whiten a veneer. If you have veneers and undergo teeth whitening you will likely end up with your natural teeth being whitened and the veneers looking the same. Teeth whitening is a process you should discuss with Dr. G before pursuing.

Insurance Providers

We accept the following insurance providers and we accept all PPO plans.

Aetna
Ameritas
Assurant Health
Cigna
Connection Dental
Delta Dental
DenteMax
GEHA
Guardian
Humana
MetLife
United Concordia Dental
United Healthcare