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Porcelain Veneers Fullerton, CA

Dental veneers may be the right cosmetic dentistry treatment for you if you want to boost your smile’s appearance. Depending on your unique needs and goals, we use dental veneers for a subtle or dramatic smile makeover. We use high-quality porcelain materials for a beautiful, natural-looking result that will last years.

Getting Porcelain Veneers in Fullerton, CA

Porcelain veneers are thin dental ceramic shells covering the front and sides of your teeth. They treat various cosmetic dental concerns. Before we proceed with treatment, we’ll have a cosmetic consultation with you to ensure they’re the right option. We’ll discuss your medical history, cosmetic goals, and budget. The dentist creates a unique and personalized treatment plan for your smile.

If we proceed with porcelain veneers, we start by preparing the teeth. We must shave off some of your tooth structure to accommodate the veneers, which must lay flush with your smile to look natural. We then take impressions of the prepared teeth and send them to the lab for fabrication. We’ll also create a set of temporary veneers to protect your teeth while the permanent restoration is made. It usually takes 2-3 weeks.

When they’re ready, we bring you back into the office for a fitting. If there are any small adjustments, we will make them to your liking. Once you’re satisfied with the fit, we’ll permanently bond the veneers to your teeth.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

One of the primary benefits of porcelain veneers is their ability to fix a wide range of cosmetic issues. Whether you have stained, discolored, chipped, cracked, misaligned, or gapped teeth, porcelain veneers can help you achieve a beautiful and natural-looking smile. They can also match your natural tooth color, size, and shape, ensuring a seamless and aesthetic result.
Porcelain veneers are a durable and long-lasting solution for improving the appearance of your smile. With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last up to 10-15 years or even longer. They are resistant to staining and discoloration, making them an ideal choice for individuals who want to maintain a bright white smile. Additionally, porcelain veneers are easy to clean and maintain, requiring only regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings.
Porcelain veneers can also improve the overall function of your teeth. They can strengthen and protect weakened or damaged teeth, helping to prevent further damage and potential tooth loss. Veneers can also correct bite issues and enhance the alignment of the teeth, improving chewing and speaking abilities. By improving the function of your teeth, porcelain veneers can contribute to better oral health and overall well-being.
Porcelain veneers are a versatile treatment we customize to meet your needs and goals. Whether you want to enhance the appearance of one or multiple teeth, correct minor imperfections, or completely transform your smile, veneers can be tailored to achieve the desired outcome. Your dentist will work closely with you to design and create veneers that complement your facial features and suit your preferences.

Caring for Porcelain Veneers

One of the most important things to remember when caring for porcelain veneers is to practice good oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It is important to brush gently and avoid using abrasive toothpaste that can scratch the surface of the veneers. Flossing is also essential to remove debris and plaque between the teeth and the gumline.
In addition to regular brushing and flossing, you must schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings with your dentist. During these visits, your dentist can examine your veneers for any signs of damage or wear and make any necessary adjustments or repairs. They can also professionally clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar buildup contributing to staining or decay.
Another important aspect of caring for porcelain veneers is to avoid certain habits that can damage them. This includes avoiding biting or chewing on hard objects such as ice, pens, or fingernails, which can cause the veneers to chip or crack. It is also important to avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages or bottles, as this can put unnecessary stress on the veneers.
In addition to avoiding harmful habits, it is important to be mindful of the foods and beverages you consume. While porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, they can become discolored over time if exposed to dark or acidic substances. Limiting your consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, and other beverages that can stain the teeth is best. It is also important to rinse your mouth with water after consuming these substances to help prevent staining.

Porcelain Veneer FAQs

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental restoration. Read the answers to these commonly asked questions to learn more.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

We consider porcelain veneers a permanent restoration. Once teeth are prepared for veneers, you’ll need a restoration there for the rest of your life. Typically, veneers last 10-15 years with proper dental care and upkeep.

Do porcelain veneers stain?

Dental porcelain is stain-resistant because veneers are meant to last. However, it can still stain. The veneers will stain over time if you frequently smoke or drink beverages like tea or coffee. Porcelain veneers don’t respond to traditional whitening treatment, either. If you have a stained veneer, we must replace it with another one.

Do porcelain veneers break?

Just like natural teeth, porcelain veneers can chip or crack. But they’re made to be durable, and this doesn’t happen easily. We recommend not biting down directly with your veneers. Excess pressure is most likely to cause them to crack.

Can you get a cavity with porcelain veneers?

Tooth decay doesn’t impact the actual veneer itself. However, you can still develop tooth decay in the tooth under the veneer. We’ll review proper brushing and flossing techniques with veneers so that you can ensure you’re taking care of your teeth properly.

What happens if my veneer falls off?

Veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth, so it’s rare that they fall off. However, if it does happen, bring the veneer to your appointment. Depending on the condition, it may be possible to reattach the veneer to your tooth. If not, we take impressions and make a new veneer for you.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

The most important thing to realize is that after you get porcelain veneers, you can’t go without a restoration on those teeth anymore. You have to ensure that you’re dedicated and want a permanent restoration. Otherwise, most patients are eligible to receive porcelain veneers.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want porcelain veneers at our Anaheim, CA, and Fullerton, CA, area dentist offices, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kush Patel or Dr. Krutav Patel. They will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.