If you ever felt self-conscious about your smile, it might be a good time to talk with one of our experienced dentists. It will help you determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Slight chips, cracks, and discoloration can make a person not want to show teeth while smiling. Those imperfections might be very damaging to self-confidence and even relationships with other people.

After evaluating your particular situation, our dentist will explain your choices for cosmetic dentistry. Your options may include porcelain veneers. In this article, we have outlined the most common reasons dental veneers are placed. If you would like some more information, please make an appointment with California Dental Care.

Porcelain Dental Veneers Can Cover Cosmetic Issues

A dental consultation is necessary to help determine if you are a likely candidate for dental veneers. Porcelain dental veneers are used to cover up small cosmetic issues that you might dislike about your smile because they are visible when you smile or talk. For example, if you have slight gaps between your front teeth, your dentist may recommend veneers.

However, fragile teeth cannot support veneers, so instead, you might need a dental crown as the best solution to help restore the tooth to its natural strength and appearance. At California Dental Care, our experienced dentists will be able to find the perfect solution for your smile.

Porcelain Dental Veneers Look & Feel Natural

Porcelain veneers look and feel natural in your mouth because they are custom-made to fit you. People won’t be able to tell you have dental veneers unless you share with them that you had cosmetic dental work done. You cannot underestimate the peace of mind that comes from having greater self-confidence in your smile. Imagine not worrying about people staring at your teeth! The feeling is priceless, and porcelain veneers can help you do achieve that. Give yourself a gift of loving your smile.

Dental Veneers Require Little Enamel Removal

Unlike a broken bone that can heal itself, enamel has no living cells, so it cannot be replaced once it is gone. However, dental veneers only require a very thin layer of enamel to be removed. If the veneer is bonded on the tooth without removing the enamel, then the tooth will look too large and unnatural. The veneers process is usually painless and non-invasive, and many patients don’t even require anesthesia for any part of the treatment.

Porcelain veneers are only attached to the fronts of your teeth, unlike dental crowns and dental bridges that have to fit over a tooth or multiple teeth. So by having dental veneers placed, you would preserve more of the enamel compared to a crown.

Porcelain Veneers Prevent Tooth Discoloration

If you practice good oral hygiene and choose the right foods, your porcelain veneers will last for many years. It is expected that they will look and feel great for about ten years if you take good care of your veneer teeth. Dental veneers will take the majority of the impact and will see the most contact with the food and drinks you consume, so it will help protect your natural teeth. However, you should take care of your veneers. For example, biting down on the ice too hard could chip your veneer.

Increase Confidence in Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Dental veneers will require a couple of visits to our office. Your dentist will remove enough enamel from the fronts of your teeth to make space for the veneers. At the same time, they will take impressions of your teeth. Later the impressions will be sent to the lab, and the technicians will use them to create custom veneers specific to your dental structure. Also, during your first visit, your dentist will place temporary veneers to protect your teeth in the meantime.

Your new custom veneers will be ready when you return to our office. Your dentist will inspect the veneers and ensure that their color matches the color of your natural enamel. The new veneers may be slightly adjusted to fit, look and feel natural. Your beautiful new smile is waiting for you at the end of this short and painless dental procedure.

Dental Veneers are Low Maintenance

There isn’t much you need to do to keep your new veneers pearly white. Dental veneers are non-porous, so they can resist permanent stains and cavities better than natural tooth enamel. A regular dental routine is necessary to maintain oral health, but it is good to know that you don’t need to do anything different to preserve your dental veneers. Unlike natural teeth, dental veneers are stain-resistant, but you still should brush your teeth twice a day, floss once, and remember to schedule regular dental checkups. So you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile with minimal effort!

Looking to Get Dental Veneers?

If you’re thinking about dental veneers, don’t hesitate to reach out and request an appointment online or by phone at (707) 741-6090. We’ll be able to talk with you and answer any questions you have about the veneers process. If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or contact us through the form on our website.