Porcelain veneers are an exceptional cosmetic dentistry solution for repairing larger chip cracks and reshaping teeth to create a stunning and flawless smile. At Dr. Clementine C. Ignacio, DMD, we have these ultra-thin porcelain shells custom made and meticulously crafted to cover the front surfaces of teeth, masking imperfections and producing the desired shape and appearance.
Veneers are renowned for their durability, natural look, and resistance to staining, making them an ideal choice for addressing more significant dental flaws. Whether repairing substantial chipping or cracks, closing gaps, or correcting misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers offer a versatile and long-lasting transformation, providing patients with a beautifully restored and harmonious smile.
The Procedure for Porcelain Veneers
The first step in the veneer process is a consultation with our dentist. During this appointment, our dentist in Anaheim will examine your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment. They’ll also take X-rays and impressions of your teeth so that your custom veneers can be created.
Once you’ve decided to move forward with veneers, the next step is to prepare your teeth for the procedure. This involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth's surface so that the veneer can be bonded securely in place. Our dentist will also create a temporary veneer for you to wear while the permanent one is being made.
Once your teeth are prepped, your cosmetic dentist will take an impression of them and send them to a lab where your custom-made veneers will be fabricated. This process usually takes about two weeks.
When your veneers are ready, you’ll return to our dentist’s office to have them placed. The bonding process typically takes about an hour to complete. First, our dentist will clean your teeth and then etch the surface to help the veneer adhere better. Next, they’ll place the veneer on your tooth and use a bonding agent to attach it to the tooth’s surface. Finally, they’ll use a special light to activate the bonding agent and harden it into place.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain veneers in Anaheim are crafted to match the color of your natural teeth, so they look completely natural.
- Porcelain is stain-resistant, so your veneers will stay white and bright for years.
- With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for many years.
- Veneers are versatile and can be used to address many different cosmetic issues.
- Veneers can conceal various cosmetic flaws, including discoloration, chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth. They can also be used to correct minor misalignments.
Veneers are an excellent way to improve the appearance of your smile. If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers, visit Dr. Clementine C. Ignacio, DMD, at 2415 West Lincoln Ave Suite A, Anaheim, CA 92081, or call (714) 220-1032 to decide if porcelain veneers are the right option for you.