Porcelain veneers from our Chino, CA practice can thoroughly enhance your smile, correcting a broad range of aesthetic concerns. These thin shells will be custom-made to match your smile, and your dentist will attach them directly to the front of your teeth. They can cover surface blemishes, and they can even address misshapen and unusually sized teeth. At Value Dental Centers Chino, we use state-of-the-art material. Therefore, your veneers will be virtually identical to the color of your teeth and the natural sparkle of your dental enamel.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
If you are embarrassed by any of the following aesthetic problems, veneers may be a good way to improve your smile:
- Dental stains, especially if they are internal and will not respond to teeth whitening
- Small chips or cracks
- Disproportionately small teeth
- Pointed teeth
- Uneven edges
- Small gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignment
Your dentist will evaluate your cosmetic goals to determine whether veneers or another treatment is more appropriate for you. For example, if you have widespread misalignment, you may be a better candidate for Invisalign®. Often, we can combine veneers with additional cosmetic treatments.
Your dentist will also evaluate the structure of your teeth. To qualify for veneers, you must have enough enamel to undergo the preparatory stages of treatment. If you have suffered dental erosion, your practitioner may recommend an alternative treatment, such as dental bonding.
What Is the Treatment Process When You Receive Porcelain Veneers?
Before placing veneers, your dentist will trim away a small layer of enamel so that there will be more room for the porcelain. Your teeth will be numb during this step, and we use very gentle, conservative techniques. As a result, you should experience little discomfort. Your dentist may treat one tooth or all of your front teeth, depending on your goals and the number of veneers that you decide to have placed.
Next your practitioner will take impressions of your teeth. Our lab will use these molds to create your veneers. Once the veneers are finished, your dentist will make sure they fit correctly and that you are satisfied with the final appearance of your smile. If you are both happy with your veneers, your dentist will use a mild acid solution to etch your teeth very lightly. By increasing the surface area, your practitioner can create a stronger bond for the porcelain. At the same time, the solution is very gentle, and it will not irritate or weaken your teeth. Finally, your dentist will attach the veneers using naturally-colored, durable composite resin.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers can achieve a diverse range of effects, giving you a smile that lights up your face and looks years younger. Plus, we use advanced materials to achieve the most realistic and aesthetically pleasing results possible. Dental porcelain comes in a wide range of shades. It also has a slight translucence, so your veneers will blend beautifully with your teeth. In addition, the modern material is very strong, meaning your enhanced smile could last ten years or more.
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