Porcelain veneers in or near San Luis Obispo County
Porcelain veneers are one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures to approve the appearance of a smile.
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom-made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or large.
Unwanted or uneven spaces.
- Worn or chipped teeth.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. First, the teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. Then, a mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is placed between the tooth and veneer, and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.
Contact Friendly Smiles Dental Group to determine if porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic dental treatment for you.
Our Central Coast dental practice, Friendly Smiles Dental, has offices in San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and King City. We accept Medi-Cal and most dental insurance.