Porcelain veneers can give you the smile you've always dreamed of, and they’re among the most popular of all dental treatments. If you have cracked, chipped, stained, or otherwise unsightly teeth, Danielle Wehle, DDS, and George Kuo, DDS, at Willow Glen Dental Care in San Jose, California, can help. They use natural-looking porcelain veneers to hide cosmetic flaws and restore your healthy smile. To find out more about veneers, call Willow Glen Dental Care today or book an appointment online.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of tooth-shaped medical-grade ceramic that your provider at Willow Glen Dental Care attaches to the front surfaces of your teeth. They're a non-surgical solution to problems such as:
It's normally extremely difficult to tell the difference between veneers and your natural teeth.
Although other materials are available, porcelain is best at resisting staining and possesses better light-reflecting capabilities. As a result, porcelain veneers closely match the appearance of your natural teeth.
There are many reasons to consider having veneers, including:
The skilled dentists at Willow Glen Dental Care have considerable experience in fitting veneers that are long-lasting and look beautifully natural.
Before having veneers, you attend a consultation where your provider gives you a full understanding of the process and why each stage is important and makes sure that veneers are right for you.
To begin the process of fitting your veneers, your provider usually needs to scrape off a tiny amount of your existing tooth surface to make sure the veneer fits properly. Your veneers take around three weeks to make, so in the meantime, you have temporary veneers that give you a preview of how the permanent veneers are going to look.
When it's time to fit the permanent veneers, your provider uses a gel to roughen up the surface of your tooth and make the bonding process more efficient. They use a light wand to pass heat through the veneer to the bonding agent underneath and remove moisture to speed up bonding. Then they eliminate any excess cement and give your veneer a polish.
Once you have your permanent veneers, it's not possible to reverse the process. To keep your veneers in good condition, you simply need to care for them as you do your natural teeth.
Find out how veneers could transform your smile by calling Willow Glen Dental Care or book an appointment online today.