All About Porcelain Veneers

All About Porcelain Veneers

Posted by Dr. Daniel Vasquez Mar 17,2021

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At Vasquez & Associates Dental Office, we can revamp your smile with the assistance of porcelain veneers. By changing the contour and color of your teeth, our dentists can transform imperfect grins into gorgeous smiles. 

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental Veneers are paper-thin shells made of porcelain or resin, planned to cover the front and top surface of the tooth. Porcelain veneers are usually more resistant to stains than plastic or resin veneers and have the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Veneers are designed to change the aesthetics of your natural teeth, replace composite bonding, and correct crowding issues. If you’re unhappy with your smile, veneers may be a great option for you!

How Are Porcelain Veneers Helpful?

While veneers are a versatile method to fix a host of dental problems, they are typically used for the following dental issues.

  • Gapped teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Worn-down teeth

What Is the Procedure For Porcelain Veneers? 

In most cases, patients will require two dental visits to install porcelain veneers. However, Vasquez & Associates Dental Office has a state-of-the-art CEREC AC so most patients are able to achieve a brand new smile in one appointment! During the visit, our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to make sure you don’t suffer from any underlying gum disease or other oral issues. We will then shape and roughen your teeth, so they can easily stick to the bonding agent. Then impressions of your shaped teeth are taken to create your veneers, ensuring they fit your teeth precisely.

We will then apply an adhesive to bond the veneers to the teeth made specially for you to your teeth. After the veneers are placed, a safe, high-intensity light will harden the adhesive and create a solid bond. Once your veneers are fixed in position, they will become a permanent part of your teeth. The bonding agent is so durable; veneers can endure even the hardest of foods. For that reason, there are no dietary restrictions for those who have veneers. 

How Should You Care For Porcelain Veneers? 

Regular maintenance is crucial for the success of veneers. They can last anywhere from ten to fifteen years if taken care of properly. Good oral hygiene practices, wearing mouth protection when participating in a sports activity, not biting on hard objects like ice, pencils, etc., and addressing oral problems like teeth-grinding will ensure the longevity of veneers. 

If you feel porcelain veneers can improve your quality of life, don’t hesitate to reach us at Vasquez & Associates Dental Office. You can call us at (760) 529-5339 to schedule your appointment.

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