Veneers enhance the structure and look of your smile. These thin pieces of porcelain recreate the natural look of your teeth while adding strength and uniformity to your smile. At Guzman Dental, expert dentist Dr. Jose Guzman can help you decide if this permanent mouth makeover is for you. If you live in Chula Vista, California, or the surrounding area, call his office or use the online booking agent to learn if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that fit over your existing teeth. They’re customized to match your skin, tooth, and tissue color. They can improve the overall appearance of your smile, while also enhancing tooth strength and resiliency.
Veneers can improve the shade of your teeth, especially those with stains that are resistant to peroxide whitening treatments. Veneers can also improve the look of teeth that are chipped, fractured, or poorly shaped. Veneers may correct minor misalignments in your bite and offer a mildly straighter smile as well.
Dr. Guzman customizes veneers to match your smile and look as natural as possible.
If you and Dr. Guzman decide that veneers are the right treatment for your goals, you’ll schedule at least two separate appointments.
At the first appointment, Dr. Guzman files down a very small amount of your existing enamel to make space for the porcelain overlay to fit. This is usually less than one millimeter total. He then takes a mold of your teeth that he sends off to a lab to create your custom veneers. In the meantime, he fits temporary veneers to protect your teeth.
At the next appointment, he places the veneers and seals them in place using a light-sensitive resin that is placed between the original tooth and the veneer. He corrects the fit, optimizes your bite, and ensures your smile is just right.
You should care for veneers just as you would your natural teeth. Good oral hygiene that involves twice daily brushing, flossing, and regular visits for professional cleanings and check-ups keeps your veneers looking and functioning their best. If you tend to clench or grind your teeth, Dr. Guzman may recommend a night guard to protect your veneers.
Veneers last approximately 10 years and can deteriorate with time, so you may need to have them replaced at some point in the future.
To learn how porcelain veneers can transform your smile, call Guzman Dental or book an appointment online today.