Dental Veneers Improve More Than Your Smile
Dental teeth porcelain veneers are cosmetic dentistry at its finest. One of the best parts of our job at Dr. Joe Dentistry in Torrance is improving the lives of our patients, and dental porcelain veneers do that by restoring the symmetry and brightness of your smile. When you are confident in your smile, you become more confident overall. And dental veneers are a great first step!
The Right Material for the Job
The first step in the process of dental veneer application is diagnosis. Schedule a dental exam and during your evaluation, Dr. Joe can explain all the benefits of veneers, or if there is another option, such as bonding or teeth whitening treatments, that may actually benefit you more. Veneers are a great way to improve your smile, but Dr. Joe will make sure you are always taking advantage of the best available option.
Compared to other treatments, for example, porcelain veneers offer numerous advantages:
- Porcelain veneers can be matched to an existing shade, or lightened in order to create a whiter, brighter smile.
- Porcelain veneers resists future stains better than resin. This includes changes in tooth color resulting from drinking coffee or wine, smoking, and other behavior.
- Veneers are easier on sensitive gums than the resin used in dental bonding.
Porcelain dental veneers for teeth look just like natural teeth; they have the same sort of transparency and color and reflect the light just like natural teeth. With porcelain veneers, you will have a natural-looking, gorgeous smile for all over the South Bay.
Installing Your Dental Porcelain Veneers
Once you’ve had your exam and decided that veneers are the best option for you. The next step is to take impressions of the teeth receiving the veneers. The actual porcelain needs to be created in a laboratory, so Dr. Joe will send the impressions there. It takes about two weeks to make the veneers and send them back to the dentistry. After that, you will need to return for the actual application.
Before the porcelain veneers can be installed at our cosmetic dentist in torrance, your teeth will need to be prepared in order to create the best possible site by “scouring” them. Essentially, this means scraping the front of your teeth to create a rough area. With contours and uneven edges added to the area the porcelain will cover, the special agent connecting the veneer to your tooth can create a stronger, more lasting bond.
Once the veneers have been applied, adjusted to the perfect fit, and set in the bonding agent, you will be all set! The last step is to schedule a follow-up dental appointment in Torrance to ensure that the veneers are comfortable and functioning properly.
Caring for Your New Smile
In addition to looking good, dental veneers are really easy to take care of. All you need to do is brush and floss and have regular dental check-ups, just as you would with your natural teeth. It is important to note, though, that porcelain is not as strong as a natural tooth. This means you will need to avoid biting on very hard food, such as chewing on ice. With proper care, veneers can last for a considerably long time.
If you are interested in learning more about how Dr. Joe Dentistry (located in Torrance, CA serving all surrounding areas i.e. Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes and More) can improve the look of your smile with dental veneers and other treatments, call us to schedule a free consultation!