Crooked, stained, or misshapen teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious and unhappy with the look of your smile. At Sunshine Dental, Inc, Phillip Chien, DDS, and the expert team offer an array of cosmetic dentistry services including custom veneers. If you’re interested in transforming your smile and want to see if you’re a candidate, call the Temecula, California, office or book an appointment online today.
Dental veneers are custom-made shells that are carefully affixed to the front of your permanent teeth to improve their aesthetic appearance. They are made of either resin composite materials or porcelain and mimic the unique color and structure of your teeth.
Dental veneers are incredibly versatile and can be used to address a variety of dental imperfections, including:
Veneers can also be used to increase the size of your teeth or to strengthen and support weak or damaged teeth.
If you’re interested in getting veneers, start by scheduling a consultation with the team at Sunshine Dental, Inc. Following a thorough oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your aesthetic goals, they can determine whether veneers are right for you.
The process of installing veneers takes two visits. During your first appointment, your dentist shaves a thin layer of enamel off your teeth to prepare them for the veneers.
Next, your doctor makes an impression of your teeth and sends it to a laboratory. The laboratory uses these impressions to create a series of custom veneers.
At your second appointment, your dentist carefully fits your veneers to each tooth and makes sure they align correctly.
Once they are in place, your dentist uses a medical-grade adhesive and light beam to bond your veneers to your teeth. After all of your veneers are in place, you’re free to enjoy your new smile.
If you want your veneers to stay in great shape for years to come, it’s important that you brush and floss them just like you would your natural teeth. With proper maintenance and good oral hygiene, dental veneers typically last an average of between 7-15 years.
Dental veneers require no special care outside of your regular oral health routine. However, if you want to limit stains or discoloration, it’s recommended you avoid dark beverages such as wine and coffee as well as smoking cigarettes or using chewing tobacco.
To learn more about how you can transform your smile with dental veneers, call the team at Sunshine Dental, Inc or book an appointment online today.