Among the most well-known cosmetic dental restorations, porcelain veneers are composed of thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain customized for shape and color to provide an aesthetic improvement for the patient’s smile. When applied, they are bonded to the teeth to create a more beautiful and attractive smile.
Why are veneers popular? They can completely reshape your teeth and smile. In addition, they can be alternatives to crowns and treat various dental conditions. The veneers themselves are not permanent and may eventually require replacement. Despite this, they remain very durable and can last for a number of years, keeping your smile looking its best for a long time.
Patients choose veneers for the following reasons:
- To achieve an aesthetic enhancement of their smile
- To correct crooked or misshaped teeth
- Treat stained or discolored teeth
- Treat worn or chipped teeth
- Reduce uneven spaces
What does the process of getting veneers involve?
In most cases, veneers require two visits to the dentist. There is little need for anesthesia for these procedures. The teeth are prepared by having their surface buffed and shaped. A mold of the teeth is taken and a color can be chosen by the dentist and patient. During the second visit, the teeth will be cleaned to allow for a durable bond. The bonding cement is then applied to the placement area, after the veneer has been fitted, a special light beam will be used to harden the bond.
For patients looking for high quality porcelain veneers in Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena, Pacific Dental Care can provide long lasting results. To schedule a consultation, please call (818) 396-7777.Smile Gallery