Porcelain Veneers are versatile, natural-looking and transforms your smile!
Think of the smiles gracing the faces of the celebrities or leaders that you admire. Often, their perfect teeth are “made” and not “born” by skilled cosmetic dentists. Fortunately, you don’t have to have millions of dollars to look and feel like a million bucks with porcelain veneers. This popular cosmetic treatment is an exceptional value; it conservatively, quickly, safely, predictably, and often dramatically transforms the appearance of your smile. In the uber-skilled hands of Dr. Sanjay Dhir of Dhir Dentistry in San Diego, California, veneers also look natural – like real teeth, only free of chips, blemishes, and other imperfections that detract from attractive symmetry and beautiful uniformity and proportions.
For more information on how veneers can reinvent your smile or restore its formerly attractive appearance, we’ve provided a few examples of real-life patient transformations:
- Uneven spacing – Trouble spots, such as a few gaps or slight position problems, maybe covered up with porcelain veneers to create the appearance of more evenly-spaced teeth. While veneers can disguise modest spacing issues, patients with more severe misalignment and bite problems may benefit from orthodontic treatments like Invisalign®.
- Chips and signs of “wear and tear” – Veneers work on chipped surfaces in much the same way they work on gaps between teeth; worn-down or otherwise fragile teeth may be reinforced, and visible flaws corrected, with these thin layers of porcelain. For those with more severe trauma and decay that threaten the structure and health of the tooth, Dr. Dhir may recommend restorations such as fillings, inlays, onlays, and full-coverage crowns.
- Irregular contours – The overly pointy tooth or that stubby tooth can bother you and detract from the overall appearance of your smile. No worries, though! Dr. Dhir can add height to worn-down teeth and otherwise reshape them to create more pleasing contours.
Veneers are simple to apply. They usually only require two visits. The first involves “buffing” or preparing the natural tooth to make room for the veneer. The second visit consists of placing and securely bonding the veneers to cover up the front surfaces of the teeth. The process is well-tolerated and typically doesn’t require an anesthetic for pain management. Additionally, dental porcelain looks like natural tooth enamel, is durable and long-lasting, and resists stains.
You deserve to have a smile that you’ll want to show off! You can get that smile with veneers. Call us at (858) 358-5801 to schedule your consultation at our office in San Diego.
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.
Thin and strong shells crafted out of tooth-colored materials, and bonded to the outer surface of teeth, especially the front teeth that are visible when smiling.
Porcelain and composite resin are the most common materials used for veneers. Porcelain is preferred by most people as it looks almost like natural tooth enamel, is more stain-resistant, and lasts longer.
All aspects of veneers, including their color, are customized to match the rest of your teeth, so that they won’t stand out in your mouth. You can also whiten the rest of your teeth prior to your veneers procedure to ensure a whiter, brighter smile.
The procedure is relatively simple, requiring only two visits. During the first visit, we ‘buff’ or prepare your natural teeth to make room for the veneers. The second visit involves placing and bonding the veneers to cover the front surfaces of the teeth. The process doesn’t generally require an anesthetic.
Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and do not need to be replaced unless damaged. If they crack or break for any reason, they will need to be replaced. If you look after them well with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits, they will last even for 10 to 15 years. Veneers can be removed if necessary but are normally considered a permanent replacement.