At Dental Care of Fremont, dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment used to enhance the appearance of teeth. They are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-designed to cover the front surface of the teeth, improving their shape, size, color, and overall appearance. Dental veneers can address various cosmetic concerns, including stained or discolored teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening treatments, chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, misaligned or unevenly shaped teeth, and worn-down teeth. Veneers can create a straighter, whiter, and more symmetrical smile.
The Procedure for Dental Veneers
Your dentist may suggest dental veneers if you have a tooth that is discolored, worn down, chipped, or crooked. The veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that attaches to the front of your natural tooth. Your dentist will first take an impression of your teeth to send to the lab, where your custom veneer will be crafted. While your permanent veneer is being fabricated, your dentist will typically place a temporary one on your tooth to protect it from damage. Once your permanent veneer is ready, it will be bonded to your tooth using a special adhesive resin cement. This adhesive is hardened with a special curing light. Once it has hardened, you won’t tell which tooth has the veneer and which doesn’t. Veneers are stain-resistant, so you can keep your teeth white and bright by brushing with a whitening toothpaste regularly and avoiding food and drinks that cause stains. They are also resistant to chipping and breaking. However, you should avoid chewing on ice or other hard foods or objects to prevent damage to your veneers. It would help if you also flossed daily to avoid food particles from getting under your temporary veneer and damaging the natural tooth underneath. If properly maintained, veneers can last for many years before needing to be replaced.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
Improved Smile Aesthetics
Dental veneers can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile. They can effectively address various cosmetic concerns, such as discoloration, stains, chips, cracks, gaps, misalignment, and uneven teeth. Veneers provide a natural-looking and symmetrical smile by covering imperfections and creating a more harmonious dental appearance.
Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains caused by foods, beverages, and tobacco products. This means your veneers will retain their bright white appearance for a long time, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful smile without worrying about discoloration.
Boost in Self-Confidence
One of the most significant benefits of dental veneers is their boost to your self-confidence. Suppose you have been self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth. In that case, veneers can help you achieve the smile you desire, improving your self-esteem and allowing you to feel more comfortable in social and professional settings.
Dental veneers, especially porcelain ones, are durable and can last many years with proper care. To learn more about dental veneers, contact Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479.