Have you ever noticed that celebrities always seem to have a perfect set of pearly whites? Not all of them were born with it. In fact, many of them choose to enhance their smiles with a treatment known as porcelain veneers. These custom-made restorations are placed over your teeth to give them the appearance of a Hollywood-ready smile. To learn more about veneers in Carmel Valley and how they can benefit you, keep reading about them below.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin sheaths of durable dental ceramic. They are permanently bonded to the front surfaces of your problem teeth to make them appear effortlessly perfect while still blending in with your smile. Each veneer is custom-made to your unique smile specifications, so you can avoid “chiclet teeth” that look unnatural. After your consultation to determine that veneers are the right treatment for your smile, getting them placed takes only two appointments.
During your first visit, Dr. Alhamdi, your dentist in Carmel Valley, will first prepare your teeth to have the veneers placed. To do this, he will remove a thin sliver of enamel, about as thick as a contact lens. This step is necessary to ensure that your veneers will appear completely natural and not bulge out in your smile.
Once this step is finished, our team will take detailed impressions of your affected teeth in order for our partnered dental lab to design your custom restorations. While your new smile is being crafted, we’ll affix you with temporary veneers to both protect your teeth and let you get used to the way they will feel in your mouth. After a few weeks, you’ll return to our office. Your temporaries will be replaced with your permanent veneers, and voila! You’ll have a smile like the movie stars!
Veneers offer many advantages, including:
Are you ready to transform your smile with porcelain veneers in Carmel Valley? Give us a call today to schedule your consultation!