Veneers are very thin pieces of durable tooth shaped porcelain that are custom-made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Cosmetic Dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums and/or bite.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many cosmetic dental conditions for the front teeth.
As with most dental restorations, veneers may someday need replacement; however, they are still very durable and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile. Cleanings, Exams, Digital X-rays. Dental cleanings are an extra preventative measure for keeping your mouth in top form.
Reasons for Porcelain Veneers
Severely discolored or stained teeth
Teeth that are too small or large
Unwanted or uneven spaces
Worn or chipped teeth
Bonding is a procedure where we apply a tooth-colored composite material to a tooth, shape it, allow it to harden and polish it.
What is the procedure for receiving porcelain veneers?
Receiving veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of each tooth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and Dr. Thomaszadeh.
On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between each tooth and veneer and a special light is used to harden and set the bond.
After your visit, you will receive care instructions for your veneers. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your beautiful veneers. Give us a call at (805) 461-1772 to schedule your appointment with us.