Porcelain Dental Veneers
Few single dental treatments can change your smile as dramatically and as quickly as porcelain dental veneers. Veneers fit over your teeth in much the same way an artificial nail fits over the fingernail. The porcelain layer is bonded to the front of the tooth and can be used to cover up any bothersome flaws, such as chips or discolorations. Our San Fernando Valley dental veneers expert can help you decide if they are right for you.
The process for getting veneers is straightforward. If you are a candidate for veneers, our San Fernando Valley porcelain veneers expert will first need to prepare your teeth. This is done under local anesthetic. For most patients, only a small amount of tooth structure needs to be removed since the porcelain used to make the veneers is so thin, but the amount removed varies according to your needs. Next, we take dental impressions. These impressions are used to make a model of your teeth so that we can customize your veneers.
Porcelain Dental Veneers San Fernando Valley
Veneers are made in a lab to fit your teeth precisely according to the shape, size, and color you need, and when they are finished, we will check them against your teeth to ensure they will be a good fit for your smile. If you are satisfied, we will then bond them to your teeth. Our expert in dental veneers in San Fernando Valley may recommend dental veneers if you have chipped, stained gapped, crooked, discolored, worn, or misshapen teeth.
Taking care of your veneers will help you get the most out of your new smile. Porcelain is highly stain resistant and will not decay, but you still need to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Brush twice a day, and floss daily. Use a soft-bristled brush and a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste to protect your veneers, and visit our expert in porcelain veneers in San Fernando Valley at least twice a year or as recommended for a professional cleaning and exam. Do not use your teeth to open packages or chew on anything that is not food, like your fingernails or ice, since this could break your veneers or your natural teeth.
Call us to find out more about veneers or to schedule an appointment with our San Fernando Valley cosmetic dentist.