Minor imperfections in your smile from stains and chips in your teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. In a situation like this you should talk to your dentist about being fitted for a set of dental veneers.
Dental veneers are basically thin porcelain shells, that are custom crafted in a dental laboratory. They are fitted over the face of the teeth in your smile to give you the smooth while smile you’ve always wanted. Since the porcelain material can be color matched to any shade the veneers will be nearly indistinguishable from natural enamel.
The process requires two separate procedures. At the first appointment the dentist inspects your teeth and takes a few X-rays, to make sure they are healthy and the enamel is strong enough to safely anchor the veneers.
The dentist will then take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental lab. In a few short weeks the lab will create your custom dental veneers.
At the second appointment the dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth in your smile. This gives the enamel sufficient texture to cement the veneers in place. With proper care and maintenance your veneers can provide you with an appealing bright white smile for many years to come.
If you are interested in being fitted for dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 707-226-8800 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you craft the smile you’ve always wanted!