Hello, and welcome to our La Costa Dental Excellence cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”
Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are commonly used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.
Custom Made Teeth Veneers
Veneers are not one-size-fits-all. Like a porcelain crown, each veneer is custom-made for your tooth. To develop your veneer, your dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.
Since a tiny layer of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be affixed, this procedure is usually irreversible.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
La Costa Dental Excellence offers all the procedures you need to achieve a stunningly beautiful smile. Ask us about gum contouring, smile transformations, teeth whitening, and invisible braces.
Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
Perhaps you have a missing tooth. The gold standard in tooth replacement is no longer a dental bridge. A replaces both the root and crown of the missing tooth. It doesn’t require grinding down adjacent teeth to attach a dental bridge.
Get Your Stunning New Smile
If you are looking for a dentist with expertise in creating beautiful smiles, give La Costa Dental Excellence a call. Doctor Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since 1988. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your dental needs and objectives.
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