Dental veneers, also known as dental porcelain laminates, are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-designed to fit over the front surface of your teeth. They are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution for improving the appearance of teeth that are discolored, chipped, misaligned, or worn down.
Veneers can effectively address a range of dental concerns and provide you with a natural-looking smile makeover. These wafer-thin shells are carefully crafted to match the shape, size, and color of your existing teeth.
How Are Dental Veneers Applied?
The process typically involves several steps. First, our dentist will assess your oral health and discuss your desired outcome. Next, they will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel to create space for the veneers. Don't worry; this is usually painless, thanks to local anesthesia. Once the preparation is complete, impressions of your teeth will be taken to create customized veneers that fit perfectly over them. This may take a few weeks, during which temporary veneers may be placed. When the final veneers are ready, they will be bonded to your teeth using dental cement. Our dentist will ensure proper alignment and make any necessary adjustments before permanently affixing them in place.
With proper care and maintenance, dental veneers can last for many years, providing you with a beautiful smile you'll love showing off!
What Are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option that can provide numerous benefits for those looking to improve the appearance of their teeth.
- One of the main advantages of dental veneers is their ability to enhance your smile by masking imperfections such as chips, cracks, or discoloration.
- Another benefit of dental veneers is that they are highly customizable. Our dentist will work closely with you to choose the shape, size, and color of your veneers in order to achieve natural-looking results that complement your facial features and overall appearance.
- Dental veneers require minimal alteration to your natural teeth compared to other restorative options like crowns or implants. This means less discomfort during the procedure and a quicker recovery time.
- Dental veneers are stain-resistant, which allows you to enjoy coffee, tea, or other staining substances without worrying about discoloration. They also offer durability and long-lasting results when properly cared for.
Remember that while dental veneers can transform your smile dramatically, we require proper care and maintenance. Regular brushing and flossing, along with routine visits to our dentist, will ensure that your veneers stay beautiful and last for many years to come.
To get started on your dental veneers, call Jeanne V. Devi, DDS, dentist in Pasadena, CA, at (626) 795-2544 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeanne V. Devi.