When it comes to porcelain veneers Antioch is the place to go and get yourself a brand new smile!
Your smile plays an important role in your day to day life. You communicate a lot with your smile when you speak with someone. A simple smile can improve another person’s mood.
You want to put your best smile forward. Veneers can enhance your smile by straightening your teeth so that there are no gaps between them and can also correct cracks.
A porcelain veneer is an ultra-thin layer of custom-made shell that is placed over a tooth to cover the front surface of a tooth and provide protection for its surface as well as upgrade the aesthetics of a smile. The material bonds to the front of the tooth to alter its color, size and shape.
Porcelain veneers are known to resist stains from food and beverages and mimic the light reflecting properties of your natural teeth. The goal of getting porcelain veneers is to have, and showcase, evenly shaped, white teeth.
A sedative can be used depending on whether the porcelain veneer extends to below the gum line, a sensitive area that can cause pain during your procedure.
Our dentist will begin by trimming a tooth that may have signs of decay. It allows our dentist to adjust the layer of the enamel and place the veneer correctly as well as remove any fillings. The next step involves choosing the color of your porcelain shade to match the color of the rest of your teeth, especially the surrounding teeth.
The next step is to make an impression of your tooth (or teeth), including neighboring teeth and gums. A thick paste-like substance is applied to your teeth for you to bite on in order to create the impression that helps create an image of your jaw. A temporary veneer is usually placed on your tooth for a week or so to allow time to make your new porcelain veneer.
On your subsequent visit, our dentist will place your new porcelain veneer onto your tooth and see how it fits in your mouth. The veneer will be removed and trimmed a few times until it fits organically. The dentist will then bond the new veneer onto your tooth and finally polish the veneer and your original tooth using an acid gel for a few seconds. Once the gel is washed off, a bonding agent is placed on your new veneer to tighten the bond. The last part of the procedure involves cleaning and flossing your teeth.
Anyone with good periodontal and oral health is a good candidate for porcelain veneers. If you have cosmetic or structural problems such as chips, cracks, discoloration, gaps or misalignment, you are a great candidate for getting porcelain veneers and making the kind of oral correction that will change the way you smile.
There are a number of issues that can be resolved with the addition of porcelain veneers. It can help any teeth that are broken, chipped, or worn down. It can deal with discoloration from stains and can improve on misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers can close the space between teeth so that there are no more gaps.
You may experience sensitivity in your tooth or gum soreness for a few days. You can use over-the-counter pain medication for relief. The minimal recovery period for porcelain veneers is well worth it for the long-lasting results that will give you a beautiful new smile.
Most of the porcelain veneers last between 7 and 15 years before needing to be replaced. Some veneers can last as long as 20 years.
There are many great reasons why getting Antioch porcelain veneers will improve your (smiling) life:
Smiling is important not only when you interact with other people but also psychologically giving you a healthy boost. The act of smiling can alter your mood and actually help you live longer.
Call us today and get the best porcelain veneers Antioch has to offer you. Our family oriented dental practice has been serving the Antioch area in Contra Costa County for a long time and we are here to address all of your oral health needs.
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