Porcelain Veneers Whittier CA

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers in Whittier

One of the most popular options in cosmetic dentistry in Whittier is porcelain veneers.

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are permanently bonded to your front teeth. They can help us create a whole new smile for you by addressing issues such as:

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Imagine you want to resurface a piece of furniture, like your dining room table, instead of purchasing a new one. You can sand the surface of the table and then apply a varnish that can improve the appearance and protect the table. In the end, you get a beautiful table that looks new.

Porcelain veneers are similar. They are made from very thin pieces of porcelain – much thinner than a porcelain crown. The purpose of the veneer is not to add strength or stability to a tooth to protect it from bite pressure, which is the purpose of a crown.

Instead, the purpose of a veneer is strictly cosmetic. For example, they can fill gaps in between your teeth to create a more even smile. With veneers, we can cover stains and change:

  • The color of your front teeth
  • The shape of your teeth
  • The alignment

Veneers can give you a natural-looking, beautiful smile that is whiter, straighter, and brighter. It’s something we commonly use when performing smile makeovers, a cosmetic treatment plan that helps patients get a Hollywood smile.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers in Whittier?

Some of the benefits of investing in porcelain veneers include:

  • They’re stain-resistant (unlike composite bonding material, which can stain over time just like enamel)
  • They’re long-lasting (they typically last between seven to fifteen years)
  • They improve the appearance of your teeth
  • They look and feel totally natural
  • They can help boost your confidence
  • Veneer appointments are quick and easy
  • The procedure is less invasive than other cosmetic procedures like crowns, bridges, and implants
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Porcelain Veneers Whittier CA

What Happens During a Porcelain Veneer Appointment?

The porcelain veneer process consists of two appointments

The first appointment is the preparation appointment. We’ll reshape the surface of the tooth so that there’s enough space to bond the veneer without adding bulk to the tooth. We can numb your teeth and gum tissue to make sure you’re comfortable during the appointment.

Once the teeth are prepared, Dr. Omid will take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a lab to fabricate custom porcelain veneers in Whittier. The fabrication process takes about two to four weeks.

How Are Porcelain Veneers Bonded to the Teeth?

At your second appointment, we’ll permanently bond your veneers.

We start by trying the veneer on to make sure it fits properly and looks great. We’ll also check the bite to make sure there’s no interference. If there is, we’ll adjust the bite as necessary and polish the veneer.

If you and your dental team are satisfied with the veneers, it’s time to bond them.

First, we condition the teeth with an etchant, a gel-like product that slightly roughens the tooth surface to aid with bonding. Second, we place a bonding cement onto the veneer and place the veneer onto your tooth. Finally, we’ll activate the bonding with a UV light that hardens the cement.

Before you leave, we’ll remove any excess cement around the edges of the veneer, and you’ll be ready to go forth and enjoy your brand-new smile.

How Do I Care for My Dental Veneers?

You don’t need to add any fancy products or techniques to your dental home care routine. Simply care for your teeth as you normally do, with daily flossing and twice-daily brushing. Adding in an antiseptic mouthwash, as well as regular dental check-ups and cleanings, will keep your veneers (and your natural teeth) looking great for years to come.

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Why Choose a Cosmetic Dentist for Veneers in Whittier?

The first thing people notice about you is your smile. We want to make sure you always make a great first impression by ensuring that your teeth are healthy and beautiful. This is the purpose of cosmetic dentistry. With modern technology and techniques, we can correct dental imperfections, including misalignment, chipped teeth, gaps between the teeth, staining, and more. You’ll be left with a beautiful, healthy, natural-looking smile.

Are you interested in getting the smile of your dreams? Contact us to learn more about dental veneers in Whittier.

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