Everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile. After all, smiles are often the first thing others notice and can mean a great deal for first impressions. Our team at Shadowridge Dental Group understands the importance of a healthy and attractive smile for patients in the San Marcos, California area. That’s why we offer custom-created porcelain veneers. Veneers are perfect for patients who are unhappy with the cosmetic aspects of their teeth and wish to give their smile a beautiful upgrade.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain cemented to the front of your teeth to alter their appearance. These ceramic caps are custom-designed and fabricated to your unique specifications to give you a beautiful and natural-looking smile. Veneers are versatile enough to be used on a single tooth or multiple teeth visible within the smile, depending on your concerns. They can be used to hide many common cosmetic imperfections such as:
The process for having porcelain veneers placed takes multiple appointments. The initial consultation is where we will take X-rays and evaluate your oral health to determine if you are a candidate for veneers. Patients with tooth decay or gum disease will need to develop a plan for treatment before receiving veneers.
To prepare the teeth for veneers and make sure they don’t look bulky, a small amount of enamel is removed from the tooth or teeth being treated. After this is complete, digital impressions are taken and sent to a high-quality lab for custom fabrication. This process can take a few weeks to complete. Temporary veneers can be placed on your teeth during the wait.
Once your veneers are ready, you will return to the office, where we will check the fit of each one before cementing it onto your teeth. Small adjustments can be made in the office.
With proper care, veneers can last for decades. There are a few steps you can take to help preserve their longevity: