All About Dental Veneers

By Ashley Harrison, DDS
December 22, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Your Chico, CA dentist could give you that red carpet smile with porcelain veneers.

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a chipped or crooked smile? Do you have a major job interview coming up that you’re Dental Veneershoping to make a good impression for? A healthy smile can certainly go a long way to improving your appearance and confidence, making job interviews and other social gatherings easier and more relaxed. If you are looking to improve your smile and regain self-confidence, your Chico, CA dentist has the answer.

About Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are simply thin shells made of porcelain that go over the front of your teeth to hide minor flaws and other imperfections. Dental veneers can be used to cover severe discolorations, chips and cracks, as well as misshapen, crooked and overlapping teeth. Dental veneers can also hide small gaps between teeth. This minimally invasive procedure can give you both a whiter and straighter smile without orthodontic treatments or multiple procedures.

Dental Veneer Preparation

Minimal tooth preparation is needed prior to dental veneer application; however, in order to make room for your veneers, we will first shave down a small amount of your tooth’s enamel. By removing some of the enamel we can prepare for the added volume of the veneers once they are applied. Since the process is only minimally invasive, it does not require anesthesia.

Also, keep in mind that even though we are only removing a small amount of enamel, this procedure is not considered reversible.

Dental Veneer Treatment

We will also choose the proper shade for your veneers that will offer both a natural and vibrant smile. Once the proper amount of enamel has been removed, we will temporarily place the veneers on your teeth to make sure you are satisfied with the look and feel of them. Once you have approved the veneers, we will apply a special resin between the tooth and the veneer and then use a laser beam to harden the resin and permanently adhere the veneers to the front of your teeth.

After the procedure is complete, we will provide you with some at-home care instructions; however, one of the biggest advantages of dental veneers is that you don’t have to change your oral care routine. You can treat your veneers just as you would natural teeth, so you can still brush and floss as you normally would.

To find out whether dental veneers could help you regain the smile you want, schedule a consultation with your Chico cosmetic dentist today. We would be happy to see if your smile is right for dental veneers.