We use teeth whitening to mask stains, and bonding to repair damage. But what if we had one procedure that could do both, and more? In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist will discuss how we offer a smile makeover in two visits with one or more of our custom-made porcelain veneers.
The Esthetic Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers offer very lifelike repair, because the porcelain we craft them with is translucent like tooth enamel, and we can color-match them to blend with surrounding teeth. We place a thin shell onto the front of the teeth, instantly altering the color and shape of the teeth. When in place, we can mask teeth stains too severe to be removed with whitening, and also close embarrassing gaps between the teeth. We could correct the appearance of minor misalignment, and also repair minor chips and cracks. Placement could add lengthen to worn down teeth too. We also address misshapen teeth as well. This is possible in just two visits!
Creating a Dental Restoration
To create one, we will first talk to you about your smile. If veneers are right for you, we will sit you down and administer a local anesthetic. We then gently remove a thin layer from the outside of the tooth. Detailed images and measurements will then be taken and used to create the restoration in a dental lab. At the lab, porcelain will be molded into a precise shell designed and custom-fitted for your smile. A custom approach not only ensures good esthetics, but also balanced bites and a comfortable fit.
Placing Your New Smile
We will check the fit and if there are any slight modifications needed, we will complete them quickly. We then attach the finished restoration to the front-facing side of the tooth with a bonding agent. The restoration is now able to stay in place for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime! Once in place, you can take steps to keep them bright and safeguard the teeth we’ve attached them to, such as daily brushing and flossing, a diet with a reduced consumption of sugar, and avoiding tobacco products. You also help with a visit for a checkup and cleaning every six months. If you have any questions about how we improve the beauty of your smile in two visits, or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic consultation to see if veneers are right for you, then contact our team today to learn more.
Ready for a Brighter Smile?
We can use thin porcelain restorations, along with other popular cosmetic treatments, to brighten and improve smile beauty. You can schedule an appointment by calling your Newhall, CA, dentist, Dr. Tajik, at (661) 259-7760.