Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are fabricated to exacting standards from porcelain or ceramics. The wafter-thin shells can be made to enhance the color and luster of your teeth. Veneers deliver drastic results and can address a wide range of cosmetic blemishes. If you are looking to revamp your smile, one of our doctors can fit you with a set of custom veneers over the course of multiple appointments at our dental office.
Are you looking for a cosmetic treatment that will leave you with a smile fit for the red carpet?
What can Veneers do for me?
Veneers can address a wide range of cosmetic issues. Patients often seek veneers to correct:
- Small teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Minor chips and cracks
- Teeth that are worn
Establishing Veneer Candidacy
Candidates for veneers desire drastic cosmetic results. To receive one or more veneers, one of our doctors will need to determine that you are in good oral health and have adequate tooth structure to receive one or more veneers. Our office offers a wide range of restorative treatments that can address tooth decay and gum disease ahead of your veneer treatment.
If you only require minor adjustments to your teeth, one of our doctors can use bonding to correct pockets of discoloration or small chips. If your teeth are significantly misaligned, you may be a better candidate for Invisalign treatments. Veneers can address minor alignment issues, but large gaps or extensive teeth crowding may require orthodontic treatments.
During your cosmetic consultation at our office, one of our doctors will examine your teeth and listen to your cosmetic goals. If you are a good candidate for veneers, an appointment will be scheduled to begin your cosmetic treatment.
Veneer design, fabrication, and placement is a complex process that requires multiple visits to our office. At your initial visit, one of our doctors will take measurements and make preparations for your veneer fabrication. Depending on the type of veneer you are having placed, one or more of your teeth may need to be prepared. This process requires removing natural tooth structure so your veneers can fit snugly against your teeth. Once your teeth are prepped, images or an impression of your teeth will be made and sent to a trusted dental lab.
When your custom veneers arrive at our office, a final appointment will be made. One of our doctors will ensure that each veneer is a perfect fit. Once you are satisfied with the shape and color of the shells, a strong bonding agent will be used to attach each veneer. Some patients experience heightened sensitivity in the days or even weeks following veneer placement. This temporary side effect will subside as your teeth adjust to the new attachments.
With proper care and regular visits to our office, veneers can last for 10 or more years. You should never use your veneers to pry or tear objects for any reason. If your veneers become worn or loose, they can be replaced at our office.
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905 Calle Amanecer, Suite 265
San Clemente, CA 92673