Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA
Do you dream of having a dazzling smile that is worthy of Hollywood? Many people use veneers to get that great-looking smile they always wanted. Read on to see how your Poway cosmetic dentist at Smiles by Dr. Cook can use veneers to cover the imperfections on your natural teeth and give you a bright and beautiful smile.
Veneers are becoming an increasingly popular treatment choice in cosmetic dentistry
More people are turning to veneers to improve the appearance of their teeth. This is because veneers look so natural. The translucent quality of dental porcelain reflects light in a similar fashion as natural tooth enamel. Dental porcelain is a beautiful, durable material that is stain-resistant, and durable enough to last for years.
Veneers also are a versatile treatment choice. Placed on the front of teeth, veneers can be used to conceal an unwanted gap between teeth, or correct chips, cracks, uneven teeth or stains that do not respond to professional whitening procedures. Veneers also can be applied to crooked teeth to give the appearance of straighter teeth.
Receiving veneers entails two appointments to your local Rancho Bernardo cosmetic dentist, but the actual process of having veneers placed is quite simple. At the initial visit, a small portion of your existing tooth structure is removed so that the veneer can make a smooth bond against the surface of your tooth. Impressions are taken of the tooth or teeth being treated. Those impressions are sent to a laboratory where your veneers are fabricated and then permanently adhered to your teeth at the subsequent appointment. We will craft temporary veneers to protect your teeth while you wait on your permanent ones to be made.
Every cosmetic dental procedure, including veneers, has its pros and cons
One of the biggest negatives related to veneers is their price. Generally speaking, porcelain veneers cost more than dental bonding and usually are not covered by dental insurance plans.
The advantages to veneers, however, far outweigh the cost. Because of the light-reflecting quality of porcelain veneers, and the expertise of the laboratory your Poway dentist uses, it is impossible to distinguish them from natural teeth, as the finished product looks completely natural. Furthermore, dental porcelain is resistant to being stained by tobacco use, coffee, tea, and red wine.
Make sure veneers are right for you
If you have teeth that have been weakened by cavities, fractures, or large existing fillings, then veneers may not be right for you. In that case, receiving a crown to replace the entire lost exterior of a tooth and strengthen it may be a better choice.
No cosmetic dental procedure lasts forever but, with proper care, veneers can last a decade or longer. Prolong the lifespan of your veneers by refraining from biting your fingernails and chewing on other hard objects such as ice, pens, or pencils. Also, maintain a diligent regimen of dental hygiene that includes brushing twice per day, flossing daily, and seeing your Poway dentist every six months for a dental check-up and cleaning.
Before beginning any cosmetic dental work, you should receive a consultation with us Smiles by Dr. Cook. To schedule an appointment, please call (858) 673-0141 or contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today. We welcome patients of Poway and Rancho Bernardo, California.