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Porcelain Veneers in Arden Arcade

When imperfections get in the way of your most confident grin, veneers give your smile the second chance it deserves. Sort of like a dental do-over, veneers work by completely covering the front surface of the teeth that show when you smile. From chips to cracks, gaps and permanent discoloration, you can dramatically improve your smile confidence with transformative porcelain veneers. Keep reading to learn more about this wonderful solution available from the team at Arden Arcade Dental.

Why Veneers

You could choose multiple treatments to correct your smile imperfections one by one, but when multiple or significant problems affect the appearance of your teeth, you’ll find that porcelain veneers offer the most effective, efficient treatment option for full smile confidence.

Dental veneers are incredibly thin coverings made of porcelain. They’re bonded onto the front surface of the imperfect teeth, instantly enhancing or restoring their size, shape, and color. Because dental veneers are reserved for cosmetic improvements, they are only used for the front teeth or those that show when you smile.

Porcelain veneers can enhance the appearance of teeth that have been affected by the following issues:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Staining or discoloration that hasn’t responded to teeth whitening
  • Slight gaps or other misalignments
  • Misshapen teeth, like those that appear very pointy or too short

Patients should be in good dental and oral health to undergo the treatment for dental veneers. Cases of tooth decay and gum disease should be corrected before undergoing any cosmetic treatment.

Composite Veneers

Single-Visit Composite Veneer Application Procedure

Composite veneers require less or no enamel removal. Dr. Bennett can make and place your veneers in one visit! If your composite veneer requires a lab, the steps are similar to porcelain veneers. The composite material is typically applied to the surface of the tooth and molded into shape.

Composite Resin Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers

Composite veneers have many advantages, namely being cost-effective while not sacrificing quality. Another advantage is timeliness: composites can typically be fabricated while you wait. Direct composite veneers are sculpted onto your teeth rather than at a lab. The tooth-shaded resin is directly applied to teeth where it can be shaped, sculpted, and polished to elicit a more natural, tooth-like appearance.

Another great benefit of composite veneers is reversibility. Minimal prep work is done to your teeth when it comes to composites, meaning that they are not permanently altered to such an extent that the composite material cannot be removed and replaced as needed.

Caring for Your New Veneers

Once your procedure for veneers is complete, you’ll find that caring for your new smile isn’t that different from what you’re used to. Continue to brush for two minutes, twice a day. Choose a non-abrasive toothpaste, avoiding whitening and tartar-control blends. (Your veneers don’t need any sort of whitening treatment, anyway.) In addition to regular brushing, make sure you floss daily and visit your dentist as recommended every six months to maintain the ultimate in dental health.

Special considerations should be taken, however, for athletes and patients who suffer from nighttime teeth grinding, or bruxism. To protect the delicate porcelain from excessive force and impact, your dentist will recommend a custom-fit mouthguard for use during sports and sleep.

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