Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that our dentist bonds to the surface of your teeth. Dental veneers cover the front surface of the tooth. Our dentist can shape, shade, and position the veneers to improve the look of your teeth and smile. Veneers can also restore lost tooth structure.
Our porcelain veneers are thin and one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available for our patients. In addition, our cosmetic dentist can bond a porcelain veneer to a crooked tooth to make it appear straighter. Modern dental technology allows us to create custom veneers that are exact and natural-looking.
Learn more about our affordable porcelain veneers near you in Palmdale and Lancaster.
Porcelain Veneers Treatment
Before treatment, Dr. Karim Naguib will examine your teeth and review your goals and budget. We will need to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. If so, we will create a treatment plan outlining the process, costs, and expectations.
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. We may provide temporary veneers so that you can still use your mouth.
Next, Dr. Naguib will take dental impressions of your teeth and send them to our local ceramist. This trusted professional will craft the veneers in a dental lab. After they are complete, our dentist will adjust and permanently secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are not a good choice for patients with tooth decay, gum disease, large dental fillings, or weak teeth. In addition, this treatment will not work well with patients who do not have enough healthy tooth enamel. After receiving porcelain veneers, you should maintain good brushing and flossing routines. Doing so will prevent decay and other problems.
Dental veneers are one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures that Dr. Naguib uses during a smile design treatment. Composite porcelain veneers offer many benefits to our patients. Porcelain veneers:
- Are stain-resistant
- Do not require extensive shaping
- Look like natural teeth
- Can change tooth color and shape
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular methods of cosmetic dentistry. This is because they can take care of a wide variety of cosmetic concerns. For instance, veneers can be the perfect treatment for patients with discolored, chipped teeth.
Veneers are strong and can last 10-15 years as long as you take care of them properly.
Another benefit is that they can be more stain-resistant than your normal teeth. Unlike many teeth whitening treatments, veneers hold up better when exposed to staining foods and beverages like coffee. Furthermore, you can choose the size, shape, and shade of your new veneers.
The veneers can be a brighter white than your normal teeth if you desire. They don’t require any extra maintenance either. You just have to continue to brush and floss regularly, as well as keep up with your biannual dental care visits.
Lastly, they don’t require as much shaping as dental crowns do. They will be comfortable and won’t irritate your gum tissue. They also give off a natural look because our dentist polishes them so they reflect light like real teeth.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
How often do veneers need replacing?
On average, porcelain veneers last between 10 and 15 years. Their lifespan depends on the patient’s oral care, diet, and the placement of the veneers.
Is it painful to get veneers?
Most patients report experiencing no pain while getting veneer treatment. The procedure is minimally invasive. Patients may feel slight sensitivity after getting veneers, but this will only last for a few days.
What can you not eat with veneers?
Patients with veneers should avoid eating hard or sticky foods. This includes chewing ice, biting into raw fruit, and eating candies or caramel. Patients should also avoid eating tough meat because it can be difficult for the veneers to help break down food.
Some types of veneers can stain over time. We recommend avoiding soda, wine, coffee, and other foods and drinks that can stain your natural teeth.
Do porcelain veneers break easily?
Porcelain veneers are strong. However, they are slightly less strong than your natural tooth enamel. They are more likely to break or crack when biting into hard surfaces.
Do veneers make your breath smell?
Veneers do not cause bad breath. However, patients with veneers may be more likely to experience bad breath if they do not care for their oral health. If you have a poor oral hygiene routine, veneers can harvest bacteria that may cause foul odors.
How do you take care of porcelain veneers?
The best way to take care of porcelain veneers is to brush and floss them at least twice daily. Patients with veneers should also avoid chewing on ice and hard candies, as these may cause damage to the veneers.
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