When you look in the mirror, does your focus instantly turn to your imperfect teeth? Do you have several issues causing you to feel insecure about your appearance? You would like to get a perfect smile and you know your cosmetic dentist can help, but you do not have the time for multiple treatments. What if you could get the results you want using just one procedure? You can get a flawless smile with porcelain veneers in Los Gatos.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin custom-made shells bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their size, shape, color, and proportion. This allows them to be very versatile to correct several issues using just one treatment. Veneers are often ideal for those who want to improve:
- Dark tooth discoloration
- Chipped, cracked, or shorter than average teeth
- Minor alignment issues, like gaps
How is Porcelain Different?
Traditional veneers once had a bad reputation for looking fake, but several advancements over the years now allow them to look natural. Porcelain has become the preferred material because it provides several advantages that are not possible with other options.
Porcelain allows the veneers to be thinner so less of your tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process. Not only does it keep more of your tooth intact but it also makes the treatment minimally invasive.
Porcelain closely mimics the appearance of enamel to create natural-looking results. Unlike your enamel, porcelain is stain-resistant, so your new smile stays bright.
What Can I Expect?
After an initial consultation, your cosmetic dentist in Los Gatos creates a customized treatment plan. During the first phase of your transformation, your teeth are cleaned, and their surfaces are lightly etched to ensure the veneers sit flush. Digital impressions of your mouth are taken to design your new smile. It can take the dental lab a couple of weeks to create them with accuracy, so you will require temporary veneers while you wait.
Once the dental lab has finished your veneers, you return to your dentist to have your permanent ones bonded to your teeth. You will walk out with a flawless smile you will love showing off.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Although the veneers are thin, they are durable. With the right care, they can last an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced. To promote their longevity, it is best to:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste when cleaning your teeth.
- Avoid biting into or chewing overly hard foods.
- Do not use your teeth as tools.
- Do not chew on inedible objects.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
Get a Radiant Smile Today!
You can love the smile you see in the mirror with porcelain veneers. Your cosmetic dentist will help you invest in your self-esteem using a minimally invasive treatment.
About Los Gatos Dental Group
Los Gatos Dental Group strives to help our patients look and feel their best using the latest advancements in dentistry. We can give you a healthy, beautiful smile. If you are ready to get your dream smile, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.