Posted January 25, 2016
Did you know that a more beautiful smile can help to improve your confidence and self-esteem? And did you know that you can get a new, stunning smile at Smile Center Silicon Valley when we apply dental veneers? Keep reading to learn more about dental veneers and how they can create the smile of your dreams.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells which we cement to the front surface of teeth. The purpose of veneers is to alter the shape and color of a smile by covering cosmetic flaws like discolored, misshapen, gapped, or crooked teeth. Veneers come in a variety of tooth colors and resist stains very well. They also have great durability, lasting 10-20 years if cared for correctly.
How Are Dental Veneers Applied To Teeth?
If you want to receive dental veneers, then ask our dentist about them. We will make sure that your teeth are healthy enough for this procedure, and then we will discuss the changes you want made to your smile. The application of veneers usually takes two appointments, which will go something like this.:
We prepare your teeth by removing small amounts of tooth enamel so the veneers have enough space.
We take an impression of your teeth which the technicians in a dental lab use to produce the veneers. This process may take a couple of weeks, so we will give you temporary veneers to wear while you wait.
Once we have the veneers, we will bond them to your teeth using dental cement and a curing light. We will make any needed adjustments.
If you want to transform the appearance of your smile, then call Dr. John Vellequette and ask us about our dental veneers.