With many residents looking to improve their smile, porcelain veneers are a successful option. Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a very tough porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and perfect new surface. It improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth instantly. Here’s a look at the process:
First, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hovden. Before you come in, examine what you do not like about your smile and know how you want it improved. Veneers may not be optimal for you. Other cosmetic dental procedures may be a better fit for the characteristics you wish to change.
Porcelain veneers can repair many minor to moderate troubles, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Gaps between teeth can be filled, and teeth can be lengthened or shortened to complete your beautiful smile.
We’ll discuss both types of veneers: “traditional” and “prepless.” Before a traditional veneer is put on the tooth, the dentist first removes a very thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this method is irreversible.
The second method is called “no-prep” or “prepless.” With this type, enamel removal is usually not necessary. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible. However, this method has specific criteria.
In addition, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.
Your dentist will help you evaluate your unique needs and guide you on how to reach your goals. Once you and your dentist have created a dental plan, your dentist will work with a laboratory and dental team to assure everything is carried out as discussed.
If you do not have a cosmetic dentist, we invite you to visit our distinctive practice. Dr. Hovden is a renowned smile makeover artist. Call 650-755-6000 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.
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