Dental veneers are thin custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth to improve their color, shape, size, or length.
Porcelain veneers are made from materials that mimic the look of natural teeth and resist stains. Compared to crowns and dental implants, applying a veneer is minimally invasive and requires less removal of enamel in the process.
Veneers can help fix teeth that are:
- Worn down
- Chipped or broken
If you and your dentist decide that veneers are a good choice to enhance your smile, it takes at least two visits to apply the veneers.
Valencia Dental Veneers – What to Expect
Local anesthetics may be used to numb the area as your dentist removes enamel from the tooth to prepare it. An impression of your tooth will be taken and sent out to a dental lab which custom makes your veneer. Your dentist may place a temporary veneer till your next visit.
Before your veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, your dentist will examine its color and fit. The veneer can be trimmed to get the right fit and the cement used can adjust color. Your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to assure a strong bonding process.
Cement is used in placing the veneer on the tooth. Once proper placement is in line, a special light is used to harden the cement. Your dentist will remove excess cement and take another look at your bite to see if any final adjustments are needed.
A follow-up may be scheduled to check on the veneer placement. Dental veneers can last a long time, depending on how well they are taken care of. It is a great option for a smile makeover.
Enhance Your Smile Today with Porcelain Veneers!
Dental veneers are a great way to enhance your smile in time for an important event such as a wedding, graduation, etc. To find out if dental veneers are right for you, call 661-254-5200 to make an appointment today.