Dental veneers are thin shells of ceramic or resin that go over the fronts of your teeth to improve their appearance. At OC Dental Arts - Steven Go, DDS, we custom-make veneers to fit your teeth perfectly. They enhance the appearance of your smile by correcting issues such as cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, chipped teeth, and stained teeth.
Investing in porcelain veneers isn’t cheap, but they provide many benefits that make them a significant investment. They provide a long-term solution and will give you back a smile you love to show off. Porcelain resists staining better than other materials, so you will not have to worry about them changing in color over time. They are also very durable, so they will last many years before needing to be replaced.
How Do Veneers Work?
A veneer is a thin porcelain shell placed over the tooth to improve its appearance. Porcelain is the material of choice because it can be colored to match the enamel, creating a natural look perfectly. The veneer is bonded to the tooth’s surface and can last many years with proper care.
During your consultation, the dentist will examine your teeth and determine if you are a candidate for veneers. If a veneer is necessary, the dentist can make molds of your smile and send them to a lab that will create your restoration. When you return to our office, your dentist will make sure that the fit is perfect and the color is a good match.
They will then use a heat-activated material to securely bond the veneer. Your teeth will be prepared for placement, and your dentist will apply a special gel or cement to the tooth's surface. This roughens it slightly so that the bonding material can better adhere.
The Benefits of Veneers
If you have chips, cracks, or a gap in your smile, veneers can conceal these imperfections and restore the appearance of your smile. Unlike crowns and other restorations, which have to be made in a laboratory, your veneers are created right in the office, and you’ll walk out the same day with a brighter smile.
If your teeth are mildly misaligned, veneers can even out your smile and make it appear more symmetrical. This treatment can also be used to correct minor crowding issues.
For patients with unwanted gaps in their teeth, veneers are an easy way to close them without needing orthodontics. The veneers provide a seamless appearance that looks and feels natural by attaching to the natural teeth on either side of the gap.
After you get your veneer, proper dental hygiene is still essential. Get in touch with OC Dental Arts - Steven Go, DDS, at 5779 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807, or call (714) 779-7700 to learn more about veneers.