If you have any minor dental imperfections that might not require immediate dental treatment but you wouldn’t mind being rid of, porcelain veneers might be right for you. Porcelain veneers are basically a thin layer of porcelain material designed to lay over the surface of your teeth and be shaped to blend with the rest of your smile to give it a flawless, more perfect appearance.
Most frequently, porcelain veneers are used to cover:
- Teeth that have been discolored or stained
- Teeth that are uneven or crooked
- Small chips and cracks
When you get a veneer, our cosmetic dentists will typically remove a small layer of enamel on your tooth to make room for the future porcelain veneer. This happens in one appointment. On a follow-up appointment, the veneer will actually be placed on the tooth. After this, you will take care of your teeth as your normally would, with your veneer lasting for
Traditional porcelain veneers require a thin layer of enamel to be removed from the front of your tooth to make room for the veneer. The veneer fits snugly in place to create the look of a perfect tooth. Your dentist will prepare your teeth in one visit, then you will return to have your veneers placed. Once securely placed you will keep your veneers forever, maintaining your teeth as you normally would with your veneer lasting for as many as twenty years.
The type of veneer that your dentist recommends for your will rely on a number of factors – many of them having to do with the health and coloration of your teeth and enamel. The important thing to remember is that dental veneers won’t stain like your natural teeth will – which can lead to some discoloration problems in some patients. Fortunately, this is easily handled in the dentist’s chair with bleaching.
Have questions about porcelain veneers in Garden Grove? We have answers! If you’re a dental patient in Southern California, get in touch with our knowledgeable dental team today for any questions about perfecting your teeth with veneers.