Dental veneers are made up of a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of teeth. The shape, shade, and position of the veneers can be changed to improve the cosmetics of your teeth and smile. Veneers can also be used to restore lost tooth structure. Because porcelain veneers are thin, they are one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available to patients. In addition, porcelain veneers are bonded to the tooth structure to strengthen them.
Porcelain Veneers Treatment
Before treatment Dr. Karim Naguib will examine your teeth and review your goals and budget to determine if veneers are right for you. The porcelain veneer procedure usually takes several office visits. Dr. Naguib will first prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a small amount of tooth structure. Preparing the teeth before treatment creates room for the veneers to fit comfortably. Dr. Naguib will take and send an impression of your teeth to a ceramist, who will fabricate the veneers in a dental lab. After they are complete, the porcelain veneers will be adjusted and secured to teeth for a permanent restoration.
Keep in mind that porcelain veneers are not a good choice for patients with tooth decay, gum disease, large dental fillings, or fractured or weakened teeth. In addition, this treatment will not work well with patients who do not have enough tooth enamel. After receiving porcelain veneers be sure to maintain a good brushing and flossing routine to prevent decay and other dental problems.
Dental veneers that are made of composite porcelain material offer multiple benefits to patients. Porcelain veneers:
- Are stain-resistant
- Do not require extensive shaping
- Provide a natural appearance
- Can change tooth color and shape
Schedule an Appointment Today
Transform the aesthetics of your smile today with porcelain veneers. Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.