A porcelain veneer is a thin, tooth-colored shell bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance and function. At Carlston Dental Group, it is custom-made to fit over your tooth and enhance its shape and color. The veneer is bonded to your teeth using a special dental cement that secures it and protects it from damage. However, proper dental hygiene is essential to keep your veneers in good condition for years. It is important to remember that with appropriate care, your porcelain veneers can last up to ten years or more.
Caring for your porcelain veneers is similar to caring for your teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly will keep them looking their best and prevent tooth decay and other complications. You must also visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings to maintain good oral health.
Veneers are made from high-quality materials, so they resist stains from coffee, tea, wine, and other beverages that cause discolorations to tooth enamel. You can also maintain your smile with your regular at-home oral care routine and dental checkups. They are more durable than cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening gels or bonding treatments. With proper care, veneers can last for decades.
They improve the appearance of your smile by correcting chips, cracks, or worn-down teeth. They also help strengthen your teeth and protect them from erosion and decay. Veneers are also more stain-resistant than traditional materials. This means that you can enjoy your favorite drinks without worrying as much about staining your teeth. Veneers also help to improve the function of your teeth. For example, they can help to correct bite alignment so you can chew your food more effectively.
At the first visit, your teeth will be prepared by removing a small amount of enamel from your teeth to create space for the veneer to fit within your mouth without causing crowding or misalignment to your smile. Once your teeth are prepped, your dentist will take an impression of the teeth and create a wax model to serve as a mouth model to ensure your veneers fit correctly. A temporary veneer will be placed in the meantime.
A unique resin material will bond your permanent veneers to your teeth during your second dentist visit. The plastic material is hardened with a powerful light beam and then polished for a natural-looking shine. Your smile will look spectacular after this noninvasive cosmetic treatment.
To learn more about how porcelain veneers can improve your smile, visit Carlston Dental Group at 2472 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064, or call (310) 838-0844 to schedule a consultation with our dentists. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you achieve your best possible smile!
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