Veneers Make Your Smile Look New Again
Veneers: For That Hollywood Smile
Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry option that is often used to solve problems with your most visible teeth. If you have cracks, chips, stains, or any other issue that might be too large to treat with a simple bonding procedure, then veneers are a solution Dr. Kerikoian may recommend.
Porcelain and composite veneers are the two most common options, and Dr. Kerikorian will let you know which one would be best for you after your initial exam and consultation. Porcelain veneers are hard shells that are made at a dental lab based off of a mold of your mouth before they are bonded onto your teeth. In contrast, composite veneers are made of a composite resin that is applied directly to your teeth and can be applied in a single visit.
While composite veneers may be a lower cost and quicker option, they do have a shorter life span as they usually last less than seven years, while porcelain veneers can last for well over 15.
During your consultation Dr. Kerikorian will analyze your smile to determine what steps he needs to take to give you the smile of your dreams. He will then show you some examples of what your teeth may look like with your new veneers and present you with the best treatment options available to you.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are made of a compilation of thin layers of ceramic that is designed to replace original tooth enamel, and an adhesive layer. They are applied by first removing a very small amount of the original tooth enamel (usually less than 1mm), in order to make room for the veneer to fit in your mouth and give you natural tooth function as well as an outstanding appearance.
The bond between the tooth and veneer is important to give you the best aesthetic look as well as being essential for correct function. A light sensitive resin is placed between the original tooth and the veneer, which is then hardened with a special curing light.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for situations where the original tooth is very discolored, misshaped, or fractured. It also can be used to solve gaps between teeth and in some cases where tooth position is compromised and there are bite related problems. Some teeth do not respond to typical whitening solutions, and these are also great candidates for veneers.
Because veneers are specially sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to discern a difference between the veneer and a natural tooth. But, unlike natural teeth, custom veneers are resistant to stains from coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke because the high tech materials they are made of. The high quality porcelain also reflects light like a natural tooth, helping it blend in with your smile and give natural results.
The porcelain veneer application can typically be completed in just a few visits to Green California Dental Group.
Dr. Kerikorian is highly trained in providing stunning results with all types of veneers. In most cases, no one will even know that you have veneers on your teeth. Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that can help you achieve that ” Hollywood Smile” you want.
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