Dental Veneers: An excellent and lasting way to correct any tooth imperfection
Have you ever watched the soap opera stars or news commentators and wished for beautiful teeth like they have? Well, believe it or not, you can have that perfect smile, too. At New Generation Dentistry, we are committed to providing you with the best options to help you regain confidence in your smile. Dental Veneers are an excellent and lasting way to correct any tooth imperfection so you can look and feel like a million dollars.
What Are Dental Veneers Made Of?
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of perfection that bond to your existing tooth or teeth for a thousand watt smile. They can perfect gaps, stains, imperfections, oddly-shaped teeth and will give you a symmetric smile. The process is non-invasive, painless, and the results will look and feel like natural teeth. Veneers also provide a strong layer over your teeth to protect sensitive nerves.
How Dental Veneers Work?
The process of getting dental veneers can be quite easy and they’re a beautiful, long-term solution for any smile. Here’s what you can expect at the dentist:
- The first step is to make an appointment for a preliminary consultation with the dentist. At this point, the dentist will evaluate whether you have healthy jaws, gums, and teeth. Your dentist may use X-rays or create impressions of your teeth to do this. If everything goes well, you can discuss the options available for cosmetic dentistry that are best suited for your teeth.
- After your dentist has established whether or not you need teeth preparation, you will work with your dentist to choose the veneers that will help you attain your dream smile. That means picking the size, shade, and material used with the veneers.
- Then, you will undergo dental preparation. Your dentist will remove a thin layer of your enamel, so there is space to place the veneers later. Your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched for the veneer. At New Generation Dentistry, our Mission Viejo dentist offers sedation dentistry and anesthetic options to make patients comfortable.
- Finally, the dentist will carefully bond the veneers to your teeth using a type of dental cement.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
Veneers are extremely durable and long-lasting. With proper care, dental veneers should last from 5 to 20+ years. Your dentist will emphasize the importance of regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups to maintain the integrity of your veneers. If, in the rare event, your veneers are damaged, immediately make an appointment for the dentist. Veneers can be touched up and crowns can be placed over them if needed.
Choosing between cosmetic dental procedures can be complicated and our Mission Viejo dentists understand that. We will walk you through every alternative we have and help you pick the best procedure for your budget and needs. Book an appointment online for a consultation, or stop by to visit our team of dentists in Mission Viejo.
Updated for 2018.