If you have misshapen, chipped, crooked or stained teeth or have gaps between your teeth, then you don't need to worry anymore. You can gain your lost smile and charm back with porcelain veneers. They have become quite a popular method of replacing one's missing teeth (due to their simplicity and versatility) and improving one's smile. Porcelain veneers also referred to as dental veneers, are paper-thin porcelain shells which are custom made of tooth-coloured materials. These veneers cover or bond to the front or crown portion of your teeth, above the gum line.
Firstly, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination to ensure that you are the right candidate for dental veneers. Then, they will discuss the treatment options with you, walk you throughout the entire procedure, and try to answer all your queries.
The next step involves preparing your teeth and mouth for dental veneers. This may mean that the dentist will trim away certain parts of your damaged teeth as he deems fit. An impression will then be taken of your mouth and sent to the laboratory to make your porcelain veneers.
Once the dental veneers are ready, our expert will first place them over your teeth with the help of water or glycerin to check their fit. If everything fits perfectly, the dental veneers are then bonded to your teeth. This entire procedure takes about 2-3 appointments.
Even though dental veneers are very durable, they can be tough, not to mention expensive, to repair or replace if damaged. So, take as much care of them as you can. Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings. To avoid damaging your dental veneers, you must refrain from chewing on hard objects like ice or bones and from using your teeth to open or tear packets. Make sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste while brushing your teeth. You may clean and floss your teeth regularly like you used to. Even though porcelain veneers are not likely to develop stains easily, we recommend you to brush your teeth after consuming certain drinks like red wine, black coffee, tea, etc. If you are a bruxer, then you must wear the protective guard given by your dentist while sleeping.
Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite resin ones. However, they can last for as long as 10-15 years, if taken care of properly. This makes them a very cost-effective solution in the long run. But, there are several factors on which the dental veneers cost depends like your geographical location, your dental insurance, the number of teeth being treated, and so on.
Porcelain veneers offer a host of exciting advantages, some of which have been enlisted below:
To know more about dental veneers or to get the best porcelain veneers in Chatsworth, feel free to get in touch with us right away. Call us at (818) 709-1200 today to schedule an appointment with our experts and get started on your journey towards a better smile.