Achieve an amazing smile with porcelain veneers from Azusa, CA dentist
At Gentle Care Dentistry, Dr. Brianne Luu and her team of professionals are available to assist Azusa, CA area patients with cosmetic imperfections that may be impacting the appearance of their smiles. For those who want to achieve an amazing smile, the teeth need to look their best! With the use of porcelain veneers, men and women can achieve the smile they’ve always wanted with an aesthetic dentist.
What is a porcelain veneer?
Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry describes a porcelain veneer as a ceramic facing for a tooth. The veneer covers the front of the tooth that is visible when patients laugh, smile, and speak with others. The restoration is cemented in place and can disguise issues including:
- Minor misalignment
- Permanent staining
- Gaps between teeth
- Short or unusually shaped teeth
With the help of an aesthetic dentist, these issues can be quickly resolved with the placement of a porcelain veneer.
Who is a candidate for a porcelain veneer?
Most patients with imperfections near the front of their smile may be candidates for this solution which is available in our office. There are also alternatives that patients can consider, including composite resin bonding and dental crowns. During a consultation with Dr. Brianne Luu, patients can learn about all their options and work with our provider to make their dream smile a reality!
How is a porcelain veneer made?
First, patients need to be determined to be appropriate candidates for porcelain veneers. This is done during the initial evaluation, during which Dr. Brianne Luu will also look for signs of periodontal disease and decay. These concerns may impact one’s ability to obtain porcelain veneers. When patients decide to move forward with veneers, they undergo preparations. The natural tooth is prepared in the front to make room for the placement of the porcelain veneer. Prepared teeth are scanned with our latest technology scanner and sent to a dental laboratory where a ceramist will fabricate the restoration. The veneer is created to match the existing teeth in shape, size, and color for seamless integration. The patient then returns to the practice to have the restoration cemented in place. The entire process from start to finish takes about 2 weeks.
Why choose porcelain veneers?
There are many benefits available to patients who are interested in porcelain veneers. The following are a few of the advantages they provide:
- Porcelain veneers are natural-looking, made to match a patient’s smile.
- Porcelain veneers are long-lasting, typically providing coverage for ten years or more.
- Porcelain veneers are strong and durable and withstand normal chewing and biting forces.
- Porcelain veneers are not susceptible to staining and maintain their color over the years.
- Porcelain veneers are affordable, though patients can work with our front office team to set up financing plans if needed.
- Porcelain veneers can improve a patient’s self-esteem, allowing them to smile more and enjoy more confidence.
- Porcelain veneers are perfect for a wide range of smile imperfections, providing fast and effective coverage.
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
Because porcelain veneers are only placed on the front of an anterior tooth, they do not replace the entire tooth. Natural structure remains underneath and is still susceptible to conditions such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. Therefore, patients must visit their dentist biannually for cleanings and examinations. Patients who have conditions such as bruxism, which causes clenching and grinding of the teeth at night, may need to invest in a special mouthguard. The mouthguard will protect their natural teeth and dental restorations from damage.
The veneers do not require specialized care. Patients should brush and floss their teeth after every meal as recommended by their dentist to keep decay and disease from developing. With proper care and visits to the dentist every six months, patients can maintain a healthy smile while increasing the longevity of their dental restorations.
Gentle Care Dentistry offers porcelain veneers.
Patients in Azusa, CA who are interested in obtaining porcelain veneers or other cosmetic restorations are welcome to book a consultation visit with Dr. Brianne Luu. The practice is located at 232 North Azusa Avenue and is currently accepting new patients. Call +1 626-466-9596 today to schedule your appointment and find out if you are a candidate for veneers!