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Are you in need of dental veneers? Dental veneers can improve your smile, make your teeth stronger, and boost your oral health. They are a common cosmetic dentistry practice that is also useful for keeping your mouth safe and healthy. Visit us at the Dental Center of Redondo Beach to schedule an appointment to get your teeth veneers!
What Are Dental Veneers?
If you have cracked, misshapen, or unaesthetic teeth or gaps in your smile, you may be a candidate for teeth veneers. Veneers are a thin covering that is placed over an existing tooth or teeth. The covering makes the teeth look like natural, aesthetic teeth.
There are multiple types of veneers made from different materials, but all achieve the same basic outcome – they whiten and strengthen existing teeth, making your smile shinier and healthier. Teeth veneers are commonly used in cosmetic dentistry, often amongst celebrities. They are a permanent procedure that will provide you with a perfect smile for years so long as you properly care for them.
Who Needs a Veneers Dentist?
Veneers are used for multiple reasons. These reasons are most commonly for aesthetic purposes but occasionally are to fix deeper concerns, such as weakened teeth. Teeth veneers may be suggested to you by your dentist if you have:
Types of Veneers at Redondo Beach Dental Center
At the Dental Center of Redondo Beach, our veneers dentist knows that not every patient is the same. That is why we provide multiple types of veneers to fit your needs and oral health. There are three types of teeth veneers that are most often used.
Porcelain veneers may be the most used type of veneer. The porcelain used is shiny and white and easily blends in with your other teeth, creating a uniform smile. It is one of the strongest forms of veneers that are available and is recommended for those who need to strengthen their teeth as well as improve their appearance.
The veneers are stain-resistant, meaning that with proper care they will remain white longer than some other types of veneers. Porcelain veneers teeth also tend to last for a long time–up to fifteen years.
These veneers are made of a special type of resin, called composite resin. This resin is strong enough to somewhat improve the strength and white enough to improve the appearance of your teeth. Composite veneers are popular because they are a less expensive option than some other types of veneers. They are easily repaired and appear very natural once placed.
Unlike porcelain and composite veneers, Lumineers are a brand of veneers, rather than just a type of material. Lumineers are also made of a type of resin, just like composite veneers, but this resin is very thin and easily applied.
Lumineers require less time for application and minimal preparation on your teeth. They can also be removed, if necessary, while other types of veneers are more permanent. Lumineers are more expensive than composite veneers but are less expensive than the porcelain option.
The Dental Veneer Procedure
The procedure for applying teeth veneers is slightly different depending on the type of veneers that you get.
With porcelain veneers, you will need more than one appointment. In your first appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth and determine how much will need to be shaved or reshaped before the veneer is applied. At the end of this appointment, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth to send off so that the porcelain veneer can be created. A temporary veneer may be placed.
At your next appointment, your dentist will remove your temporary veneers and begin the permanent application process. The lab-created porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth and permanently set.
The composite veneers require a similar but slightly less invasive procedure. Your teeth are examined and cleaned during your first appointment. Your dentist will also shave or remove part of your tooth, although this is typically less than what is required for porcelain veneers.
Your dentist may create the composite veneers in-office after shaping and measuring your teeth. They then will apply the veneer to your teeth with a bonding solution and secure it with a special light. In some cases, this only takes one appointment.
Lumineers may take only one appointment, while some situations require two. At your first appointment, or at the beginning of your session, your teeth are examined and cleaned. Your dentist will help you select the right Lumineer shape and color for your teeth. Next, at your following appointment or later in the day, the Lumineers are applied to your teeth with a bonding solution. Then they are reshaped as necessary, polished, and cleaned!
High-Quality Dental Veneers Services
If you are ready to get dental veneers and create your perfect, aesthetic smile, visit us at the Dental Center of Redondo Beach. Our dentist and expert team will make sure that you leave your appointment beaming. Visit our appointment schedule link or give us a call today.
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