Cosmetic Dentist in San Jose, CA
What are Cosmetic Veneers?
Cosmetic veneers are also known as porcelain veneers. They are made up of thin pieces of custom-made porcelain and look like natural teeth. These veneers are durable, strong, and resilient; therefore they do not get damaged easily. The veneers are used for cosmetic purposes, to improve the appearance of the patient's teeth by getting rid of discolorations and other unsightly problems.
Only a small portion of the patient's natural tooth is necessary for the construction of the veneer. The veneer and the patient's tooth are bonded together to provide better dental functioning. These porcelain veneers improve the patient's smile and they have become a popular option forpatients because of their simplicity and versatility.
Why are Porcelain Veneers Needed?
Porcelain veneers are needed in cases where the patient's teeth are discolored and decayed. They can also be used to improve the condition of worn out teeth, chipped teeth, and those that are uneven or misaligned. Veneers help with many of these problems and with gaps between teeth as well. Once the veneer is bonded to the patient's tooth, it is undetectable and so it does not cause any drastic changes to the patient's appearance. With the help of the porcelain veneers, the patient's bite strength is restored and the shape of their teeth is improved as we. All of these problems can easily be improved with the help of cosmetic veneers.
What is the Procedure for getting a Cosmetic Veneer?
The patient must first consult with the dentist in order to decide whether a veneer is agood fit for them. The dentist performs a thorough examination of the patient's teeth and decides upon a treatment plan. Several X-rays and impressions are taken of the patient's mouth and teeth. Once this is done, the dentist begins preparing the veneer. This involves removing a small portion of the patient's tooth after which to model the veneer.
Meanwhile, the cosmetic veneer is constructed in the laboratory. It is constructed according to the patient's natural teeth. The dentist cleans, polishes, and prepares the patient's tooth for the bonding process. A special dental cement is then added to the veneer which is then placed on the tooth and hardened with the help of a special light beam. The process of constructing and placing the veneer is very simple and it does not cause any pain to the patient.
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
There are many benefits of porcelain veneers:
- They are modeled after the patient's natural teeth and therefore they look and feel like regular teeth.
- The patient's teeth are improved with the help of cosmetic veneers.
- The veneers cover up unsightly discolorations for the patient to get a bright and beautiful smile.
- These prosthetics help to cover up gaps between teeth and improve the teeth that are fractured or damaged.
- Veneers are very strong and durable therefore they do not get damaged very easily.
- These veneers last for a long time and are custom-made for the patient.
- This cosmetic procedure is very simple and does not take up too much of the patient's time.
Your porcelain veneers are guaranteed to make your teeth shine brighter and look wonderful. This cosmetic procedure is safe and helps your dental health to improve significantly.
Dr. Andirious is a cosmetic dentist based out of San Jose. She uses latest technology to help patientsenhance their smiles. To schedule an appointment,please call our San Jose office at 408-997-9027.