Porcelain Veneers – Los Gatos, CA
Get a Flawless Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Do you often hide your imperfect teeth? Does tooth discoloration, chips, gaps, or other issues cause you to feel insecure about your appearance? At Los Gatos Dental Group, we have the solution you need. You can revamp your confidence and transform your smile with porcelain veneers. The minimally invasive procedure provides drastic results to improve the color, size, shape, and proportion of your teeth.
How Can Porcelain Veneers Help Me?
Veneers are quite versatile allowing them to correct several cosmetic issues. By attaching the thin shells to the front surfaces of your teeth, your imperfections are instantly hidden. They are often used to cover dark tooth discoloration that will not respond to whitening treatments; however, they can also fix chipped, cracked, or abnormally shaped teeth. In some cases, they can even be used as an alternative to braces to close gaps and make your teeth appear straighter.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain allows you to enjoy many added benefits that are not possible using other materials. The veneers are thinner, so less of your tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process. This not only makes the procedure less invasive, but it also keeps more of your tooth’s structure intact. You will also enjoy:
- Natural-looking results because porcelain mimics enamel.
- Porcelain is stain-resistant to keep your new smile bright.
- Can correct several issues using one treatment.
- Results can last 5 to 10 years with the right aftercare.
- Minimally invasive treatment.
- Results in as little as 2 appointments.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
Generally, if you have good oral health, you are a candidate for veneers; however, you still need a consultation with your dentist. Besides addressing your oral health, your lifestyle habits are also discussed, such as if you have a history of grinding your teeth. If you are a candidate for the procedure, a customized treatment plan is created.
The first step to transforming your smile involves cleaning your teeth and lightly etching their surfaces. This is necessary to ensure the veneers sit flush on your teeth. Digital impressions of your mouth are used to craft your veneers to meet your exact needs. The dental lab designs them to meet your color, size, and shape needs.
It can take a couple of weeks to ensure they are accurate. While you wait, temporary veneers are attached to your teeth. When your final ones are ready, you return to our office to have them bonded in place. Before you leave, your teeth are polished to walk out with the radiant smile you have always wanted.
Caring for Veneers
Your veneers can last for several years with the right aftercare. To promote their longevity, it is best to:
- Brush and floss your teeth using nonabrasive dental products.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
- Avoid chewing overly hard foods.
- Do not use your teeth as tools.
- Do not chew on inedible objects.
Restore Your Confidence Today!
If you are ready to love the smile you see in the mirror, it is time to schedule your consultation to see if porcelain veneers are right for you.