Have your ever heard of porcelain veneers? A cosmetic restoration, we can use them to completely change a smile’s appearance in as little as two visits, addressing a wide array of esthetic issues. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist discusses how we can create a custom-made restoration to transform the shape and color of your smile.
The Cosmetic Benefits of Veneers
A veneer actually covers the front and sides of a tooth, which means we can use them to cover a number of cosmetic concerns. For example, placement helps mask permanent teeth stains, also known as intrinsic teeth stains. These form below the tooth enamel and may be difficult for teeth whitening treatments to remove. However, masking them instantly brightens the smile. Our team may also lengthen worn down teeth, close any unsightly gaps between the teeth, or repair minor chips and fractures. For minor cases of misalignment, we may be able to correct the appearance of the smile’s alignment. The total treatment process only takes two visits, and helps makeover a smile completely in some cases!
Creating a Custom Restoration
Each one we create and place is custom-made, which ensures they blend seamlessly with the smile. We start by removing a thin layer of enamel from the teeth. Next, we take detailed impressions and measurements, which we use to design and create the restorations. We craft them from porcelain, a strong material that can absorb bite forces. Porcelain also mimics the translucent appearance of tooth enamel and can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. After we create them, the patient will return for a second visit so we can check the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and place them with a powerful bonding agent.
Caring for Your New Veneers
The teeth your new restoration is attached to could still be vulnerable to cavities or gum disease, so routine care is crucial for keeping your smile strong and intact. In addition, routine care also helps the porcelain stay bright. You should brush your teeth for two minutes when you wake up and again before going to bed. Each session should take two minutes and use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Before bed, you should also floss thoroughly in between each tooth. These steps help preserve your natural teeth, and keep your new veneers bright. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our team is ready to help you obtain a sunning smile in just two visits. To learn more about cosmetic dental care, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.