Porcelain VeneersAn Overview
Do you want a total smile makeover without the long wait?
Porcelain veneers are a highly durable cosmetic solution suitable for addressing a range of cosmetic dental concerns. Porcelain veneers can help you achieve a well-balanced, bright white, natural-looking smile.
Improving the appearance of your smile is essential. Addressing cosmetic blemishes often helps to support a healthier smile. Even minor chips and cracks can lead to root canal infections, tooth loss, or other secondary issues. Having a smile you feel proud of can boost your self-confidence and improve your overall well-being.
“A perfect smile can change your life. It’s how people form their initial impression of you, what they remember and enjoy. I can make your smile amazing with our custom Porcelain Veneers. You will be thrilled with how you look and how you feel” —Dr. Vijay Patel
With the experience, training, and artistic eye of Dr. Patel, patients enjoy natural, gorgeous results when they choose dental veneers as part of their smile makeover. Integrating dental technology and the art of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Patel custom designs dental veneers that fit, feel and look like natural teeth.
Dental Veneers in Claremont, CA
Dental veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the surface of the tooth. Each veneer is about .3mm to .5mm thick and is custom designed using digital imaging and high-quality dental grade porcelain.
Porcelain veneers are used to address cosmetic dental concerns and are considered a permanent dental restoration. Learn about the difference between porcelain veneers and teeth whitening here.
Dental Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of:
- Misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Gaps in teeth
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
What Issues Can Veneers Address?
We can use these restorations to address issues with the shape and color of your teeth. We can mask permanent teeth stains, which often don’t respond to traditional teeth whitening techniques. Placing them can also reshape malformed or chipped teeth.
We can use them to lengthen worn-down teeth or even close gaps between teeth. Finally, they can be placed to correct the appearance of minor misalignment.
Minimal Prep vs. Traditional Porcelain Veneers?
We offer two different options. Both are thin shells of porcelain placed onto the front of the teeth. Traditional veneers are thicker and require the removal of natural tooth structure to make room for them.
Minimal prep veneers are much thinner and can often be placed without removing tooth structure. The option we recommend will depend on a number of factors, from the patient’s preference to the severity of the patient’s cosmetic issues.
How Do I Maintain My New Restorations?
You should take the same steps to safeguard your veneers as you would to protect your teeth. We suggest brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every night before going to bed.
You should also make time every six months to schedule a checkup and dental cleaning with your dentist. During these visits, we can monitor your new restorations and remove plaque buildup.