What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells bonded to the surface of your teeth, and we most commonly use them to improve the appearance of your teeth. Veneers are typically porcelain or resin-composite materials, and we permanently bond them to your teeth. We use them to treat a range of cosmetic preferences, such as tooth discoloration, chipped teeth, and sometimes, teeth that are smaller than average. Some people choose only to have one veneer to improve the look of their smile. However, it’s more common to have a row of veneers attached to your teeth to give off an asymmetric smile. At Pomona Dental Practice, Pomona, California, we realize the importance of being proud of your smile. We offer cosmetic dentistry that can make your smile shine brighter.
What are Veneers, and What are Their Benefits?
If you have discolored, uneven, chipped, or unusually shaped teeth, veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth drastically. We use different types of veneers in Pomona, CA: traditional veneers and no ‘prep’ veneers. But what are the differences between each type of veneer?
Traditional veneers are often considered invasive but highly popular because of the finished results. Traditional veneers require a local anesthetic for the procedure. This is because Dr. Yvonne Shu Rodriguez or Dr. Marcelo Romero Shu will have to grind down the tooth – past the enamel – to allow for the proper placement of your veneers.
No Prep Veneers
No prep veneers only affect the tooth’s enamel, and while it may require some preparation of the tooth, in some cases, it doesn’t require any anesthetic. These are also popular because they take less time and are much easier to apply.
With proper care and a good dentist applying them, traditional veneers will usually last around 10-15 years, and no prep will last around 5-7 years.
The most significant benefit of dental veneers is the improvements they can make to your teeth, giving you a more attractive smile that you’re confident about. Veneers are beneficial for people who have weakened teeth and are looking for a more attractive smile. Veneers are placed on top of the teeth rather than covering the whole tooth, but function the same as a regular tooth, allowing you to speak and eat just as you did before, and in many cases, they can help strengthen your teeth too.
Another huge advantage when choosing porcelain veneers is that they are extremely stain resistant, meaning you will have pearly whites for as long as you have the veneers!
Dental Veneer Procedure
During the dental veneer procedure, Dr. Yvonne Shu Rodriguez or Dr. Marcelo Romero Shu will take extensive steps to ensure the safety and success of the procedure. These steps include taking X-rays and photographs of your teeth to assess your oral health accurately. They will also use digital impressions of your teeth to create a model of your mouth.
Then, they will use this model to design the veneers and create a custom fit for you. Finally, Dr. Yvonne Shu Rodriguez or Dr. Marcelo Romero Shu will use a UV light to harden the dental cement holding the veneer to your tooth, ensuring everything fits correctly and looks natural. During the entire procedure, the doctors will be on hand to answer any questions and provide advice. Once your appointment is over, your new smile is ready to use! After your procedure, and unlike many other dental procedures, there is no recovery time.
Dental Veneers in Pomona, CA
If you’re looking for a brighter, whiter, and straighter smile, Pomona Dental Practice offers dental veneers in Pomona, CA, for all shapes and sizes. Come and speak to us today about what we can do to enhance your smile.