If you are considering porcelain veneers in Bellflower CA to restore your smile, you may have questions before scheduling your consultation, including:
How do veneers differ from other cosmetic dental treatments?
Porcelain veneers refer to light layers of tooth-colored dental restorative material that are custom-made to fit over the outer surface of worn down, stained, chipped, uneven, misaligned, or abnormally spaced teeth to provide an attractive, natural-looking smile.
How are porcelain veneers placed on the tooth?
Porcelain veneers in Bellflower CA are bonded to the front of your teeth to provide a basis for the alteration of their shape, size, color, or length.
Dental veneers are typically created using porcelain or resin composite components. The former is usually the material of choice because it offers superior stain resistance compared to resin composite, plus it shares the light-reflecting qualities of regular teeth.
What can expect during the procedure?
First, the dentist needs to identify if the patient is a good candidate for veneers based on their occlusion and alignment. In some cases, the patient is referred to an orthodontist to evaluate the occlusion and spacing of the teeth. Second, the dentist will prepare the tooth structure by removing about .5 mm of the enamel. In some cases, the patient does not need to be anesthetized. The dentist will place temporary veneers on the patient and sends the impression of the teeth to the lab on the same appointment. The lab usually takes between 1 to 2 weeks to prepare the veneers.
At the next appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary veneers and replace them with the fabricated veneers by the lab.
How do I know if veneers are right for me?
Veneers may be recommended when teeth are/have discolored due to:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Excessive fluoride
- Tetracycline stain
- Root canal treated
- Worn down
If you think porcelain veneers may be the best dental solution to improve your smile, please contact our cosmetic dentist in Bellflower CA to schedule your consultation today!