When you have issues with the shade of your teeth, or with the shape and position of them, you may feel apprehensive about seeing the dentist. After all, is repairing your smile going to require signing up for multiple visits and procedures? Fortunately, your Newhall, CA, dentist can use a single procedure to actually transform the appearance of one or more teeth. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about porcelain veneers!
The Esthetic Issues We Address
A veneer is able to transform smiles because they cover the front and sides of each tooth we place them on, meaning they cover a wide array of common esthetic issues. For example, if you have permanent intrinsic teeth stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening, we mask them. If your have minor chips or cracks, or worn-down teeth, we instantly repair them. We also help correct misshapen teeth, and close unsightly gaps between teeth too. For people with minor cases of misalignment, we can correct the appearance of the smile for some patients, providing an alternative to traditional braces or aligners.
Creating a Custom Veneer
To ensure a proper fit and a more lifelike appearance, we need to custom-make each one we place. No two smiles are alike, so there is no one-size-fits-all option. First, to make room for them we remove a small layer of outer structure. Next, we take impressions and measurements of the prepared tooth, which will be used in a dental lab to design and craft the restoration. The porcelain is shaded to blend with the rest of the smile, and contains stain-resistant properties as well. When the veneer is ready, you return to the office so we can place it with a powerful bonding agent, the same used to secure crowns and other restorations for decades at a time. The entire process only takes two visits, and helps transform the beauty of your smile.
Now, how do you keep them bright and free of decay or the impacts if periodontal disease? Be sure you brush and floss every tooth each day, and make time to see us for routine checkup and cleaning visits as well. You also benefit from a healthier diet. If you would like to schedule a cosmetic consultation to see if veneers are right for your smile, or if you just have questions about our treatments, your insurance coverage, or other oral health issues, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Treatments?
Our team knows how to create and place restorations to transform the beauty of your smile. To learn more about our cosmetic smile makeover options, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.