What might patients in and around Azusa use Veneers for?
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures done at Gentle Care Dentistry is porcelain veneers. Veneers are a restorative option available to patients in and around the Azusa area who want to rejuvenate their smiles in a way that is conservative, fast, and affordable.
Veneers are made of porcelain. Porcelain is commonly used in cosmetic dentistry because it is strong, functional, and beautiful. It mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel, making it the preferred material for restorative treatments. Veneers are extremely thin and the ceramic is semi-translucent, just like the natural teeth. They are bonded over the front of the teeth to cover imperfections, and are custom-made for patients based on impressions of their teeth and the natural color of their smile for seamless integration.
Veneers are extremely versatile. They are strictly cosmetic and are usually not covered by dental insurance. However, they are affordable for most patients and allow individuals to change the look of their smile. Self-confidence improves, as well as aesthetics, and patients begin to smile more. Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry believes in providing her patients with the solutions necessary to rejuvenate smiles—and the confidence of her patients!
Porcelain veneers are used in situations where patients need to cover imperfections. They are used for problems such as:
- Spaces between teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Staining or discoloration that does not respond to teeth bleaching methods
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Misshapen teeth
Patients must first visit their dentist to determine if they are appropriate candidates for porcelain veneers. Most patients are candidates for veneers, but their smiles must be free from decay, periodontal disease, and other concerns. Patients must understand that a small portion of enamel must be removed from the teeth to place the veneers and that the procedure cannot be reversed because of this. However, those who decide to go through with the treatment are often completely satisfied with the results and love the changes they made to their smile!