When you’re ready for a smile that looks like you were born with perfect teeth, you’re ready for dental veneers. Cottage Dental in Fullerton, CA, provides high-quality porcelain veneers that transform, beautify, and protect damaged, stained, or misshapen teeth. To find out if natural-looking, semi-permanent veneers are the solution you need, contact the team today. You can use the online appointment form or call the team during office hours.
For That Perfect Smile!
What are veneers?
Veneers are tooth-shaped porcelain shells that are about the thickness of a fingernail. Dentists apply porcelain veneers directly over your teeth to completely transform their appearance and strengthen them, too. Veneers are an easy and dramatic way to improve your smile without surgery or orthodontics.
How can veneers improve my smile?
Our team recommends veneers when you have one or more teeth with functional or aesthetic problems. Veneers can:
- Lengthen your teeth
- Widen your teeth
- Even out your teeth
- Cover and close gaps
- Cover stains
- Cover cracks and chips
- Correct the appearance of twisted teeth
- Restore worn-down teeth
- Improve a gummy smile
- Fix minor alignment issues
Before you get veneers, however, your Cottage Dental provider makes sure that your teeth, gums, and jawbone are healthy. They correct any oral health issues you have before recommending veneers.
What happens when I get veneers?
After your dentist determines that you’re a candidate for veneers, they sand your teeth, removing a very thin layer of enamel. This preparatory step ensures your veneers will fit flat against your teeth. It also helps the veneers adhere to your teeth.
Your dentist then takes digital measurements of your teeth that are either sent to the lab or to their internal computer modeling system. The lab or the in-office 3D printer creates custom-designed veneers that are the perfect shape and shade.
When your veneers are ready, your dentist affixes them to your teeth with water to ensure they’re the right size. Once the fit is perfected, they cement the veneers to your teeth.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers usually last 15 years or more if you take care of them. If they fall off or need to be replaced, you must apply new veneers.
After your teeth are prepared for veneers, you can’t go back to your natural teeth. Getting veneers is an irreversible procedure, so you should be 100% certain that you want them.
How do I take care of veneers?
Because veneers are individually shaped, just like your real teeth, you take care of them the same way you take care of natural teeth: brush them twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist at least twice a year.
To find out more about veneers, contact our team by phone or request an appointment online today.