Improve Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers in Fullerton, CA
Dental veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution for teeth that are stained, damaged or broken, unevenly spaced, or irregularly shaped. Veneers are designed to permanently and radically alter the appearance of your smile. While veneers are not suitable for every dental situation, they do offer multiple benefits.
Dr. Talmood has the training and experience to place porcelain veneers for you in Fullerton. If you would like to address cosmetic imperfections in your smile, contact us today to set up an appointment.
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What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are made of thin shells of porcelain and bonded onto the surface of the targeted teeth. Our Fullerton dental team is proud to offer beautiful porcelain veneers, and we use only the highest quality, color-matched porcelain to create realistic and aesthetically pleasing smiles. Veneers are a smart choice for correcting a variety of dental imperfections. Whether you have mild overcrowding or unwanted gaps, these thin porcelain shells can give you a smile you’ve always wanted.
Porcelain is a sturdy ceramic material that allows us to create very authentic looking veneers. The material reflects light, holds color, and contrasts with the skin like natural teeth. Gum tissue accepts porcelain well, and it is also stain-resistant.
A Simple Process
To make sure your new set of veneers look as natural as possible, Dr. Talmood removes a small amount of enamel from the tooth surface. This also makes room for the adhesive so the veneers can adhere to the teeth securely. We apply bonding paste to the prepared teeth and activate it with a light beam to cement the veneers in place. The entire process is completed with two appointments. Porcelain veneers are a streamlined and straightforward process, especially compared to other more invasive and extensive procedures.
Veneers can help restore your smile by correcting:
- Discoloration - Over time, teeth can become stained along the line where the natural tooth meets the old filling or bonding. Veneer treatment will remove or cover the stained area.
- Worn Down Teeth - Teeth can look smaller over time due to erosion, grinding, and abrasion. Veneers add volume and symmetry to each tooth to balance out your whole smile.
- Chipped or Broken Teeth - Veneers can quickly and securely conceal damaged teeth, renewing their uniformity.
- Irregular Shaping and Size - Teeth that are irregular or uneven in size and placement can be easily corrected with the application of porcelain veneers.
- Unwanted Gaps – Veneers allow us to widen or lengthen a tooth to close any spaces that are detracting from the uniformity of your smile.
We understand that choosing veneers can be a big step. That’s why we make sure we explain the whole process from start to finish and use digital imaging to show your results. With Dr. Talmood’s experience and gentle touch, your veneer treatment will fulfill all your goals. This cosmetic treatment option works well as an alternative for those who don’t qualify for other cosmetic procedures such as orthodontic treatment or teeth whitening.
Pros and Cons of Veneers
They Look Like the Real Thing – Veneers are designed to closely match the appearance of natural teeth. The porcelain material itself reflects light in a similar way to tooth enamel and is often difficult to discern from natural teeth. The shape, size, length, and color can be customized to provide a more uniform and even smile that suits the mouth and face structure.
Replace Tooth Whitening – Porcelain veneers are an attractive alternative to tooth whitening because they are stain-resistant. They remove the discoloration and need for repeat treatments. And, with veneers there is no risk of over-bleaching.
Minimally Invasive – Treatment does require a bit of tooth preparation to make room for the veneer and keep your bite aligned correctly. Veneers offer a more conservative cosmetic approach to altering the smile than other cosmetic alternatives, such as crowns.
Healthy – Porcelain is a gum friendly bio-compatible material. However, teeth with veneers can still fall victim to tooth decay, and it is essential to stay on top of your oral hygiene routine to keep teeth healthy.
Durable – Porcelain is an extremely long-lasting material, and when properly cared for, veneers can last anywhere from five to ten years.
Price – Veneers are certainly an investment. Prices vary from practice to practice, but a single tooth can cost as much as $1,000.
Not Repairable – The porcelain shells that make up the veneer are extremely thin and wafer-like; when veneers chip or crack, it is most likely they will need to be replaced.
Tooth Sensitivity – During tooth preparation, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed, the tooth can be sensitive to extreme temperatures and especially hot and cold food and drinks until your final veneer is placed.
Avoid the Hard Stuff – Pressure from nail-biting or biting on ice and other hard things can damage the veneer, so it’s best to avoid excessive biting pressure.
See if Veneers are the Right Treatment for You
For patients looking to improve the aesthetic appearance of their teeth, porcelain veneers offer a convenient and straightforward cosmetic solution. Veneers are an effective and minimally invasive way to conceal gapped, chipped, or discolored teeth, leaving you with a smile you can be proud to show off to the world.
At Anna K. Talmood, DDS, we enjoy improving your smile with cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers. If you have minor imperfections in your smile, call our Fullerton office to see if you can get a quick smile makeover. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Call: (714) 992-0300 Request Appointment