At Smiles of Orange, we care about whole-body health and believe in the power of a beautiful, confident smile. If something about the look of your teeth prevents you from sharing yours, we would love to tell you about porcelain veneers!
There are many reasons to consider porcelain veneers to renew your smile. We want you to have all the information you need before deciding, so let's look at what veneers are and how they work.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover and slightly wrap around the edges of teeth that show when you smile. Dental porcelain closely resembles the translucent appearance of tooth enamel, so it blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth.
Since veneers cover a tooth's surface, our Orange, CA cosmetic dentist recommends them to conceal smile imperfections like broken and discolored teeth. Depending on your unique needs, we can place a single veneer to correct the appearance of one tooth or customize a complete set to create a beautiful new look.
How Can Veneers Improve My Smile?
There are several reasons why you might choose porcelain veneers to improve your smile:
- Your teeth are chipped or broken
- Uneven gaps and spaces ruin your smile's symmetry
- Your teeth are severely stained and don't respond to whitening
- You have mild tooth misalignment that you would like to conceal
- One or more teeth are different in shape or size than others
If you are considering professional teeth whitening, it's a good idea to have it done before getting your veneers. That way, we can match the shade of your veneers to your newly whitened teeth for a seamless appearance.
What Is the Process for Getting Veneers?
To create a veneer that sits flush against your gums and doesn't add any bulk, we need to remove a layer of tooth enamel equal to its thickness. Next, we take mess-free digital impressions to create a 3-D virtual model of your teeth.
We then send your case to a respected custom dental lab in our area that prepares your veneers to our exact specifications.
When your final veneers are ready in two to three weeks, you will return to our Orange, CA dental office so we can place them. Our cosmetic dentist adjusts your veneers for a seamless fit, polishes them to a brilliant sheen, and bonds them securely to your teeth.
Veneers are very durable, and you can expect them to last ten years or longer with proper care. Be careful when eating hard or crunchy foods, as they can chip the thin edges of your veneers.
Schedule a Porcelain Veneers Appointment in Orange, CA
Are porcelain veneers right for you? Before you decide, there's a lot to consider, including alternative treatment options like bonding or crowns.
Please get in touch with our Orange, CA dental office if you would like to schedule an appointment to see if veneers are right for you.
Smiles of Orange enjoys providing quality dental care to patients of all ages in Orange, Villa Park, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Brea, Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, and surrounding communities.