What You Should Know About The Dental Veneer Process

Dental veneers can dramatically improve your smile. Teeth with cosmetic imperfections can be made to appear flawless by placing a custom dental veneer on the front surface of the teeth. In Fairfield, CA, dental veneers are available at Waterview Dental Care, where Dr. Ravneet Dhugga can help you achieve a smile makeover.

How Veneers Improve Your Smile

Veneers are extremely thin porcelain covers that are bonded to the front surface of problem teeth to give them are more pleasing appearance. Once in place, dental veneers look like part of the natural tooth. Additionally, they are custom made so they fit perfectly in place on your teeth.

Dental veneers improve your smile by concealing many types of cosmetic imperfections so your smile looks flawless. Examples of issues that can be improved with veneers include:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are unevenly sized
  • Teeth that are discolored
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Misshaped teeth

There are several exciting benefits associated with porcelain dental veneers. For example, they look completely natural and are an easy way to makeover your smile. An added benefit is that the porcelain material used to create custom dental veneers is stain resistant so your new veneers are not likely to become stained.

The Process of Getting Veneers

The dental veneer process is not complicated and involves just a few simple steps. The first step in the process of getting veneers is a consultation. Veneers are not the only way to improve your smile so it can be beneficial to learn about all the different options. The experienced dentist at our office in Fairfield, CA, can determine if dental veneers will help you achieve the smile you desire.

Once you have decided to makeover your smile with veneers, the next step in the process is to prepare the teeth that will be receiving them. Fortunately, the teeth require only minimal preparation. Other cosmetic dentistry options, such as dental crowns, require much more tooth preparation.

A small amount of enamel, usually less than a millimeter, will be carefully removed from each tooth getting a veneer. Removing a small amount of enamel makes room for the veneers to fit properly on the teeth and sit flush with the rest of your smile rather than protruding.

After the teeth have been prepped, a mold or impression is made that will be used by a dental lab to create your custom veneers. This ensures the veneers are the right size and shape for your smile. Once the custom veneers are sent back from the dental lab, the dentist can permanently bond the veneers to the teeth using a dental resin. A special laser is used to cure the resin. Once the resin is dry, the veneers will be permanently bonded to the teeth and will not slip out of place.

The dental veneer process is really quite simple. You can enjoy a completely new smile in just a few weeks. For dental veneers in Fairfield, CA, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dhugga by calling Waterview Dental Care at (707) 864-3535.

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