There is no reason you should put up with stains, discoloration, gaps, or chips in your teeth. We at Stevens Creek Family Dentistry can help correct your teeth’s imperfections with our advanced dental veneers. Veneers attached on top of your teeth can rectify the flaws in your teeth and help you have a beautiful smile.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin dental appliances that help conceal cosmetic imperfections on your teeth. Remarkable at hiding stained, discolored, cracked, and chipped teeth, veneers cover the outside layer of teeth to create a more visually pleasing look. Veneers are customized to your unique teeth and smile. They are long-lasting restorations and create natural symmetry that blends all the surrounding teeth effortlessly.
Types of Veneers
One factor you have to consider for your dental veneer work is the type of veneer you want. Our practice offers a full range of veneer options, each with its advantages.
Porcelain veneers are a thin shell that is custom-made for each tooth. They exhibit improved strength, durability, stain resistance, and a more natural-looking surface. Its application requires lesser tooth enamel removal than for a crown, making porcelain veneers one of the more popular choices among patients.
Composite veneers are made of resin material. They are fabricated in a lab and then secured directly to your teeth with the help of solid adhesives. Composite veneers can better withstand fractures and abrasions. However, they are more costly than other options.
Lumineers are advanced porcelain veneers, which require no preparation work or removal of the tooth’s enamel before installation. These veneers are as slim as contact lenses and can be bonded directly to a tooth’s surface without grinding or shaving. Lumineers can even be bonded over an existing crown without having to replace them.
The Veneers Procedure
The process of placing begins with a discussion about how you want your smile to appear and planning how to make it happen. Once the plan is in place, our dentist Dr. Tracy Ngo will prepare your teeth for the veneer placement. This is done by extracting a thin layer of the tooth’s enamel to make space for the veneers. The exact shade of the existing natural teeth is recorded for the fabrication of the veneers.
An impression of the prepared teeth will be captured and sent to the dental laboratory to fabricate veneers. This may take a few days. Once the veneers are ready, they will be first tried onto your teeth without permanently bonding them. If the look and fit are found to be satisfactory, Dr. Tracy Ngo will permanently fasten them to your teeth with the help of adhesive cement.
Dr. Tracy Ngo at Stevens Creek Dentistry in Santa Clara can help you get your bright and shiny smile back. Call us today at 408-261-8882 to schedule your dental consultation and know more about veneers.