General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA
Cracked, deformed, or stained teeth can hurt your self-esteem. The dental experts at Avalon Dental offer porcelain veneers as a way to make your smile look and function better. Located in San Ramon, California, Avalon Dental’s Dr. Cliff Broschinsky can help you be your best with veneers customized to suit your needs. Book a consultation online or call today.
Veneers Q & A
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells made to replicate the natural look of your teeth. Each veneer is custom-fitted to your individual teeth, then Dr. Broschinsky bonds them to your existing teeth. Veneers cover up imperfections like stains, cracks, holes, or misshapen teeth. They can also restore frail teeth.
Porcelain remains the most stain-resistant material for making veneers, though veneers may also be created out of resin composite materials. Porcelain also tends to look more like your natural enamel. Dr. Broschinsky will suggest the best type of veneers for you.
What's the procedure for getting dental veneers?
The process begins with a consultation to discuss your goals and determine the best type of veneers for your needs. At the next appointment, Dr. Broschinsky shapes your existing teeth to prepare them for the veneers by removing a tiny amount of enamel from the surface. After your teeth are ready, a mold of your teeth is taken and sent to the lab, where technicians will make your custom veneers.
When your veneers are finished, you return to the office, and your veneers are fitted one by one over your existing teeth. Once your teeth are entirely prepared for the bonding process, a unique adhesive and a light beam are applied. This step helps the cement bond firmly to the porcelain. In a relatively short amount of time, your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile.
What’s great about veneers?
Veneers improve crooked, broken, or misshapen teeth while maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth. Veneers also offer these advantages:
- Resistance to stains
- Little gum irritation
- Can lighten darker teeth
- Aesthetically pleasing with minimal dental work
- Strengthen teeth
- Less expensive than some other dental procedures like crowns
To learn more about how to improve your smile and the convenience of custom veneers, schedule a consultation using the online booking tool or call Avalon Dental today.