Dental Veneers: The secret to stunning smiles in Walnut Creek CA
If you have healthy teeth and gums, your smile may be naturally impressive. For some of us, though, nature needs a little help with color, symmetry, or alignment. At Family Dentistry in Walnut Creek, CA Dr. Troy Schmedding may suggest dental veneers to bring your look to the next level.
What are veneers?
A dental veneer is a wafer-thin shell of tooth-colored material. It is handcrafted to fit over the front of a tooth, reshaping it and disguising imperfections.
Here are some of the ways Dr. Schmedding enhances smiles with real looking veneers:
- Veneers for discolored teeth hide deep stains that won’t bleach out with professional teeth whitening.
- Veneers cover old dental restorations that are dingy but otherwise sound.
- Veneers are a good choice to mask minor enamel flaws – chips, fractures, grooves, scratches, bumps, or pits.
- Veneers for crooked teeth can be an alternative to orthodontics, to close small teeth gaps and make your smile look straight and evenly spaced.
- Veneers for small teeth or those with unusual shape bring lovely uniformity to your smile.
Porcelain Veneers at Family Dentistry Of Walnut Creek explained by Troy A. Schmedding, DDS
What are porcelain veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a common term not only in dentistry but also in the public. They are simply a ceramic restoration that is placed on the facial side of the appearing side of a tooth structure.
How are porcelain veneers placed?
They’re placed onto the tooth thinly using minimal amounts of tooth removal to place a small piece of porcelain on to the tooth.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
With a small piece of porcelain, we’re able to change different things depending on your needs and desires. We can change everything from tooth size to shape, and even color depending on what you want.
The overall emphasis is utilizing a minimally invasive approach and placing a thin piece of porcelain onto your tooth. It changes the dimensions and the dynamics to meet your qualifications for a beautiful smile.
The dental veneers process in Walnut Creek CA
Porcelain veneers are the premier choice for patients in Walnut Creek CA. This hard, ceramic material is glossy and translucent like natural tooth enamel. This type of veneer is preferred for the four, six, or eight front teeth in the upper arch.
After your initial consultation, porcelain veneers are placed in two visits. At the first, a tiny amount of enamel is removed, so that veneers fit snugly at the gumline and look natural. Then impressions are taken, and you decide on the shading – to match your existing dentition or brighten your smile dramatically. This information goes to a trusted dental laboratory where the veneers are fabricated. You return to Family Dentistry in about two weeks to have the porcelain restorations cemented in place.
If your teeth are very sensitive, Dr Schmedding may place temporary composite veneers (a chairside procedure). They are painlessly removed when it is time to receive your final veneers. Composites can also be more affordable veneers, sometimes suitable for just a few teeth or those less visible when you smile.
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Troy Schmedding at Family Dentistry in Walnut Creek, CA to learn more about veneer teeth treatment.