Veneers

Ceramic And Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are the perfect dental solution to fix teeth that have/are:

  • Cracked, Chipped, or Broken
  • Misaligned
  • Uneven in shape
  • Abnormal Spacing
  • Worn or Grinded down
  • Heavy Discoloration

Veneers give you the ability to customize your smile by changing length, width, color, size, translucency, shape, and more. Veneers can be ceramic or porcelain, porcelain being the most popular for its stronger attributes. Dental veneers have the ability to be very thin or a little thicker depending on what the veneer is treating, thicker would constitute covering a heavy stain or wide gap, and thinner for worn teeth and uneven shaping.

Dental Veneer Process

Veneers only take a couple dental visits to complete, in some cases-same day. The first being the molding and coloring of veneers to create, and the second to apply. When the veneers are applied they use a bond to make the porcelain virtually part of the natural tooth.

When multiple teeth are done to restore the look and feel of your smile the procedure is often referred to as “instant orthodontics” to achieve a straight gleaming smile.

The Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

There are many advantages to veneers over procedures like dental crowns for a few reasons:

  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, making it very easy to keep the white sparkle of your smile.
  • They are very thin to produce a natural translucency that works well with the gum tissue.
  • They make your smile shine white and are much less invasive of a procedure than crowns.

The Disadvantages of Porcelain Veneers

Although veneers have many advantages to them, the one downside would be the slight discomfort associated with getting them. If a temporary veneer is in place while the custom veneers are being shaped and formed, activities like sports and eating certain foods could move or dislodge the veneer. This period typically lasts maybe a week depending on when the final veneers are finished.

Dr. Snow is an expert in cosmetic dentistry and has been practicing in Encinitas since 1994. If you’re interested or have questions about dental veneers don’t hesitate to call Pacific Dental Center at 760-436-7222. Renew your smile with veneers at Pacific Dental Center!