The perfect answer for chipped teeth!
If you are grappling with broken or chipped teeth, there is nothing quite like dental veneers to improve their appearance. These are thin, tooth-colored shells made or porcelain or resin-composite materials that are attached to the front surface of your teeth. You may need one or more veneers particularly if you want to create a symmetrical smile.
Dental veneers are used in the case of the following:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Gaps in teeth
- Small teeth or teeth that are pointed
Types of Dental Veneers
There are several types of dental veneers available; some that require significant preparation and some that are no-prep:
Typically, these will involve grinding down the teeth and making an impression of the teeth to create a mold. Once the veneer is ready it will be cemented on the tooth.
The surface of the tooth is etched before applying composite material to your tooth. The composite material is hardened with a special light.
These are brands of porcelain dental veneers that are not invasive to apply. They impact only the enamel and so do not require the use of local anesthetics.
How are dental veneers different from crowns and implants?
As compared to crowns, veneers are thinner and cover only the front surface of the tooth. Importantly, veneers are less invasive. To apply a crown, the dentist will need to file your tooth more than what a veneer requires.
An implant, of course, is installed in the bone to replace a missing tooth. An implant takes a lot of time to heal before the replacement tooth can be placed.
How to prepare for your dental appointment?
A preliminary appointment with us to discuss which dental veneers are right for you is the first step. In some cases, we will suggest that you need to have braces before veneers are put on. Prior to putting the veneers on, we will evaluate if you are suffering from tooth decay or are in need of root canal treatment.
Once this stage is crossed, we will ensure accurate sizing for your dental veneers for which your tooth may need to be trimmed.
How are dental veneers put on teeth?
We will create mold and it takes between 7-14 days for your veneers to be ready. Once the veneers are in, your dentist will evaluate its fit. Your teeth will then be thoroughly cleaned so that no bacteria are trapped under the veneer. A grinding tool will then create a rough texture on the tooth to enable the dental veneers to stick on it. Dental cement is used to bond the veneer to the tooth while ultraviolet light hardens the cement.
How to take care of your dental veneers after they’re placed?
Once the dental veneers are cemented you can eat as you normally would. Immediately after the dental veneers are applied though, you may feel rough spots. These tend to go away with a few days of normal eating and brushing.
Typically, porcelain veneers last up to 10 years while no-prep veneers last 5 to 7 years. Here are some things you need to be mindful of:
- Refrain from chewing on hard objects.
- It is best to eat harder food with the back teeth.
- In case you grind your teeth, it is best to get retainers to protect your veneers.
- Wearing a mouth guard if you play sports will help protect your veneers.
Why choose Dental Oasis Family Dentistry for Dental Veneers in Pleasanton?
With years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, and otherwise, we offer you a hassle-free experience with your dental veneers. Our trained team will discuss the veneers that suit your bespoke requirements and ensure you are comfortable.
As a busy professional herself, Dr. Sharda Patel understands and treats every patient with their unique needs. High quality service, fast yet comprehensive service, flexible scheduling, and your personal comfort are her primary areas of focus! Long lasting patient relationships are the rewards of the Dental Oasis Family Dentistry.
Dental Veneers FAQs
1. Why are dental veneers required?
Dental veneers are a recommended solution in case you have broken or chipped teeth, there are gaps in your teeth, your teeth are discolored, or you have smaller than average teeth or your teeth are of unusual shape.
2. What are the numerous factors to consider in the choice of dental veneers?
The numerous factors that you will want to evaluate include:
- Cost of the veneers.
- Time taken to install them.
- Their appearance.
- Importantly, what your dentist recommends for you.
3. In terms of cost, which of the veneers are more cost-effective?
Traditional porcelain veneers are most cost-effective.
4. How long do dental veneers last?
Typically, they last between 5-10 years depending on the type of veneer you choose and if they are cared for.
5. Do dental veneers need a lot of care?
No. Proper brushing, flossing and visits to the prosthodontist are all that they require. Cleaning every six months and yearly exams are much recommended.
6. How many dental veneers would I need?
A prosthodontic consultation will give you the right answer. Ideally an even number of veneers work best.
7. What is the most common reason to have veneers replaced?
The porcelain veneer does not break under normal circumstances. In case of gum recession, the root of the tooth may become exposed. In such cases new veneers may be required to cover the roots.
8. How much do dental veneers cost?
The cost will depend upon the kind of dental veneers you are choosing, and the number required. A prosthodontist can evaluate it and give you the right input.
9. Will my dental veneers match my other teeth?
Yes. Most people get their dental veneers in a shade whiter than their natural teeth and undergo tooth whitening.
10. Does the process hurt?
Typically, you will be given a local anesthetic. There should be no pain during the procedure. Even after the numbness subsides there will be little or no discomfort. In cases where 8 or more veneers are used there can be soreness of the gums that can be alleviated with medication.
11. Will I need gum contouring?
In some cases, gum contouring will bring better cosmetic results. It is not likely to cause any additional discomfort during treatment.
12. Are there any foods to avoid posting the dental veneers?
Eating softer foods for the first few days is recommended. Foods to avoid include ice, hard nuts, hard candy, popcorn.
13. What happens if dental veneers come off?
It is rare but can happen. In such cases save the veneer & call the prosthodontist’s office for an emergency appointment.
14. How can I reach you for a dental veneer procedure?
You can call us at 925 846 4491 and our customer support team will immediately help to schedule your appointment.
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To restore the confidence of your smile, our team is prepared to help you. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services including dental veneers. Start your journey with a healthy and happy smile. Call us at 925 846 4491 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule your appointment now.
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