Have you ever stared at your favorite actor and wondered how their smile was so perfect? The truth is, hardly anyone is born with a perfect smile, and many of your favorite celebrities have had their teeth enhanced with porcelain veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are ultra-thin layers of porcelain that your San Jose dentist designs to fit over your teeth. Veneers bond directly to your tooth, which gives you a seamless finish. Your dentist may use veneers to covers these types of cosmetic imperfections:
- Tooth size discrepancies
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Tooth staining or discoloration
- Spaces or gaps between teeth
- Slight misalignment issues
- Chipped or broken teeth
Veneers can change the shape and size of your teeth to add a more symmetrical appearance to your smile. You can restore one or two teeth with porcelain veneers, or you can use them to design your own version of the "Hollywood" smile.
How Long Does It Take to Complete My Veneers?
Once you move forward with a design for your new smile, the treatment can typically be completed during a couple of appointments over a period of about two weeks.
Your dentist designs your veneers during your first appointment and prepares your teeth for them, covering your teeth with temporary veneers. At the same time, your permanent restorations are made at a trusted dental laboratory. This process takes about two weeks.
When your final veneers arrive, your dentist bonds them directly to your teeth and polishes them, creating your flawless new smile. Your dentist will make any adjustments at this time, ensuring that your bite functions properly.
Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
You will enjoy brushing and flossing with ease as you did before getting your veneers. Just as you would with your natural teeth, you should avoid biting directly into hard foods as it could break or pull your veneers off. With excellent home care and regular dental checkups, your dental veneers can potentially last for many years.
If you'd like more information about porcelain veneers in San Jose, contact Advanced Dentistry by Design today at (408) 258-5054.