Get the sparkling mouth of pearly whites you have always wanted with veneers. Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can change the shape, color, and length of teeth. If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your teeth and want long-lasting changes, contact University Dental in San Diego about getting veneers.
Veneers are thin tooth-like prosthetics that cover the front of teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are custom made to fit the teeth of the patient and are generally made of porcelain or resin composite materials. Veneers are an effective and efficient way to correct any aesthetic issues you may have with your teeth.
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Veneers can resolve a variety of different cosmetic issues with teeth, including the following problems:
No matter the cause of tooth discolorations or stains, a dental veneer can give your teeth a bright and uniform white appearance. Tooth discoloration can be the result of excessive fluoride, stains from drugs, a root canal treatment, or other causes.
Sometimes, accidents happen. If you get hit in the mouth, a tooth can develop a chip or break entirely. Also, over time teeth can get worn down and lose their distinct shape and structural integrity. If you have chipped, broken, or worn down teeth a veneer can normalize the shape and get rid of any imperfections.
If your teeth are misaligned so that they jut out at a strange angle, are irregularly shaped, or have a crater or bulge in them, a veneer can smooth out the surface of the teeth for a more beautiful look. Also, if your teeth tend to have gaps between them, a veneer can close the space between the teeth and get rid of the gaps.
Dental Veneers provide an abundance of advantages for people looking to correct issues they have with their teeth. Veneers provide a more natural tooth appearance, preventing self-esteem issues that can stem from an abnormal appearance. The porcelain used in veneers meshes very well with the gums and is stain resistant, making them a great long term solution. Finally, veneers are an easy option to make drastic changes to the appearance of your teeth. Veneers require much less shaping than crowns, yet provide a strong and attractive alternative.
Getting porcelain veneers is a very straightforward procedure, especially in the hands of a veneers expert like Dr. Hage. The process begins with a veneer consultation.
During the consultation, your teeth and dental history will be examined to determine the best course of action. After your dentist is finished inspecting your teeth, you will then explain to them exactly what issues you would like your new dental veneers to address. This is usually an aesthetic issue, such as the shape or color of your teeth, or an issue with the alignment of your teeth. During a consultation, your dentist may also propose that other dental issues be addressed before placing new veneers.
Once a plan of action is determined, impressions will be taken of your teeth so that your dentist can create an accurate 3D model of what your teeth will look like with new porcelain veneers. Then, temporary veneers will be placed so that you can approve of the new appearance of their teeth.
Once you give the thumbs up, permanent veneers will be bonded into place and you will have a beautiful new smile to flaunt to the world. There is little to no recovery time after the veneers are placed.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about dental veneers. If you have any additional questions, contact University Dental by calling (619) 582-4224.
Porcelain veneers are a great option for anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of their teeth and have teeth and gums that are in good health. If you have any kind of gum disease, infection, or decaying teeth, you need to get these issues addressed before placing veneers. Also, patients who tend to grind their teeth may not be a good fit for veneers, as grinding your teeth can damage the veneers.
Porcelain veneers are a long-term solution, designed to last a very long time, as long as you take proper care of your teeth and gums. Occasionally, a veneer may need to be replaced if it is damaged or worn down.
It is difficult to say how much porcelain veneers cost, as the price depends on the needs and dental history of each individual patient. In general, dentists charge patients per tooth, with each veneer costing a couple hundred dollars. For more details on the cost of veneers, you will need to schedule a consultation with a specialist.
Dentists are very precise when choosing the color, shape, and size of your porcelain veneers. They are exhaustive in trying to find the perfect veneer for your specific teeth, doing everything possible to find a seamless match. If done well, the average individual will see no difference between the teeth that have a veneer and the rest of your teeth.
Some patients fear that their porcelain veneers are susceptible to stains. This is not the case, as veneers look and act just like normal teeth.
Porcelain veneers should be treated just like any other teeth. Brush and floss them just as you would any other teeth, and your teeth should remain in great shape.
If you want to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile, contact University Dental in San Diego for dental veneers. Our team will work to find the veneers that perfectly match the color and contouring of your teeth, providing a new look that will have you looking and feeling great. We have experience bonding veneers on all types of different teeth and mouth types, and you can rest assured knowing you are in good hands. If you are interested in learning more about veneers or want to make an appointment, contact University Dental today. Give us a call at (619) 473-2565.