Discreet restorations with porcelain dental veneers in Walnut Creek, CA
No matter how well you brush or floss each day, some things are out of your control. Your teeth may be a little crooked or yellowed, or they may have chipped. Porcelain dental veneers are a conservative treatment that will restore your smile with only a few minor adjustments to your existing teeth. They can protect fragile or cracked teeth, or they can be used to cover the color or alignment of your teeth. Dr. Schmedding offers high-quality porcelain dental veneers in Walnut Creek, CA, to treat a variety of dental concerns.
Comfortable and versatile
Porcelain Veneers are the popular choice for improving the look of your central and upper incisors. Veneers offer a thin, protective coating that will blend in with your smile. Dr. Schmedding can preserve most of your existing teeth when placing them, and once they are properly adjusted, you’ll forget they’re there.
Staining on your tooth can dull the natural sheen in your smile. In many cases, a professional tooth whitening service can help brighten your smile. However, if your tooth enamel has worn thin, the yellowing in your teeth is actually from the exposed dentin, and it won’t respond to bleaching. Porcelain veneers can be used to hide staining that does not respond to professional whitening.
Transform your smile in two visits
Once Dr. Schmedding has evaluated your teeth’s health and treated existing conditions such as gum disease or tooth decay, he will prepare your teeth for veneers. He will need to remove a thin layer of enamel to make space for your veneers. Next, he’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to a dental lab to fabricate your veneers. He’ll work together with you to determine which shade will look best in your mouth, and in about two weeks, your veneers should be ready. If you struggle with tooth sensitivity, Dr. Schmedding can send you home with temporary composite veneers while you wait.
Once your permanent veneers are ready, Dr. Schmedding will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth and make any necessary adjustments to your veneers. Then he will bond the veneers into place. The cement will take a few hours to cure fully, and you should avoid eating or drinking for at least an hour and a half after the procedure. In some cases, you may need to come back for a follow up to make adjustments if they aren’t resting comfortably in your mouth.
Durable, easy to maintain restorations
Veneers don’t require nearly as much adjustment as crowns do, and they are stronger and more durable. They are stain-resistant and taking care of them requires the same oral hygiene routine as the rest of your teeth. Porcelain is biocompatible with your gums, so you are unlikely to experience any swelling or irritation if they are properly fitted. As long as you take care of your teeth, they can last up to 15 years or longer before they need replacement.
Contact Family Dentistry at Walnut Creek today at (925) 956-4266 to schedule your consultation.