February 7, 2020
Did you know that most celebrities weren’t born with those flawless smiles they show off on the red carpet? Many of them, including Tom Cruise, Celine Dion, and Morgan Freeman, owe their beautiful pearly whites to a simple cosmetic procedure known as porcelain veneers. Years ago, only movie stars used these dental upgrades, but now anyone can have a silver screen-worthy smile! This quick, non-invasive treatment is ideal for fixing a variety of cosmetic dental imperfections with dazzling results. Here’s everything you should know about porcelain veneers in Petaluma.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, tooth-shaped shells that are permanently attached to the front of a tooth. Since they cover the entire visible surface, porcelain veneers can completely change a tooth’s shape, size, and color. They can mask a variety of cosmetic issues at one time, including:
- Stubborn discoloration or stains.
- Chipped, cracked, or worn-down teeth.
- Teeth that are oddly shaped or spaced.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
For such dramatic results, the process for getting porcelain veneers is easy, fast, and minimally invasive. After your initial consultation, your dentist will often remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. This gives the veneers enough space to lay flat and in line with the rest of your teeth once placed. Then an impression of your teeth is taken, which will be sent off to a dental lab and used to create your personalized dental veneers.
Once the completed veneers are ready, typically within a few days, you’ll return to your dentist’s office for the application. Your dentist will check the fit and shape of your new veneers and make any final adjustments before cleaning your teeth and permanently bonding your veneers to them. You can start enjoying your new smile right after your appointment, and with the proper care, for 20 or more years to come!
The Benefits of Choosing Porcelain Veneers
Direct bonding and dental crowns are also designed to improve flawed teeth. However, porcelain veneers:
- Are more natural looking and longer lasting than direct bonding.
- Conserve more of your tooth’s enamel than dental crowns can.
- Resist staining and are designed to stay functional for decades.
If your chipped, cracked, stained, or crooked teeth have you frowning, it’s time for you to make a change. Your cosmetic dentist in Petaluma can help you completely redesign your smile with porcelain veneers!
About the Author
Dr. Bob Koenitzer of Petaluma, CA believes that his patients deserve to be treated like family. That’s why he and his talented staff provide exceptional and quality dental care alongside excellent patient amenities. He uses state-of-the-art technology and the newest dental techniques to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. If there’s something about your teeth you don’t like, he’d be happy to help you discover if porcelain veneers are right for you. He can be reached via his website or at (707) 766-6666.
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