Some cosmetic procedures, like teeth whitening, address a specific part of your smile, such as discoloration. But what if there was one procedure that could instantly change the shape and color of each tooth? In today’s blog, your Vista, CA, dentist will explain how we transform your smile with our thin and lifelike porcelain veneers.
What Issues Will A Veneer Correct?
A veneer is a very thin restoration crafted from durable porcelain. The material is translucent like tooth enamel, and we tint the material to ensure it blends with the rest of your smile. They cover the front and sides of the tooth, which means we can mask permanent teeth stains, repair cracks and chips, lengthen portions worn down by grinding and clenching, and address gaps between teeth. We also correct the appearance of dental misalignment, providing an alternative to orthodontics for some patients.
Crafting Thin Restorations
How do we create restorations that instantly transform your smile? We start by gently removing a thin layer of enamel from the teeth receiving them. We then take detailed images, impressions, and measurements of the prepared teeth, which we used in the design and fabrication process. Each one will be custom-made in a dental lab. When you return for your next visit, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. We then place them with a powerful bonding agent, which secures them for decades to come.
Keeping Them Bright and Strong
Routine care at home and in our office is crucial for keeping them strong. After all, the teeth we attach them to will still be vulnerable to issues like decay, infection, and gum disease. You also want to keep them free of discoloration! We suggest you avoid tobacco use, and consume healthier food and drink options. Make time daily to brush and floss your teeth, which removes food particles and lowers the risk of gum disease and cavities. Every six months, stop by our office for a checkup and cleaning, so we can keep an eye on your smile and watch for any warning signs of possible trouble. We also remove plaque buildup, further protecting your smile from issues that could compromise your cosmetic restorations. If you have any questions about our cosmetic dental veneers, or about any of our other cosmetic treatments, such as professional teeth whitening or dental bonding, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy a stunning smile that fills you with pride!
Our Vista, CA Dentist’s Office Talks Cosmetic Dentistry
Our Vista, CA dentist’s office is ready to help transform the beauty of your smile with our lifelike dental veneers. For more information on our thin and custom cosmetic restorations, then please contact Melrose Dental Arts at 760-724-9117.