Obtain a Bright, Beautiful Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Written by Scripps West Dental
Looking for a way to improve your smile? If so, you may want to consider porcelain veneers. Our team at Scripps West Dental is pleased to provide this and other cosmetic dentistry solutions for patients in and around the Mira Mesa, California area.
What are porcelain veneers in Mira Mesa?
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells placed over the front of your teeth to improve their appearance.
What can porcelain veneers treat?
Porcelain veneers are used to correct a wide variety of dental problems, including:
• Chips and cracks
• Misaligned teeth
• Stains and discoloration
• Shortened or worn teeth
• Unusually shaped teeth
• Gaps between teeth
Why do patients choose porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a popular choice for smile enhancement because they are durable, natural-looking, and easy to care for. While certain conditions can be improved with treatments, such as misaligned teeth with orthodontic work, the process is long, and treatment can be expensive when compared to placing a single custom-fabricated restoration. Additionally, because the veneer is created for the individual patient, it blends in seamlessly with the rest of the teeth in the smile for a beautiful repair!
The process to obtain a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers work by covering the front and sides of your original tooth and can be custom-tinted to match their color. To place a porcelain veneer, your dentist in Mira Mesa will begin by numbing the area where it will be inserted. Once you feel no discomfort, preparations are done, during which the dentist will file down the front facing of the tooth and roughen it to ensure proper adhesion. Then, an impression of your teeth is taken using special dental molds to create a replica of the prepared tooth. This allows for the appropriate fitting of the final veneer. The mold is sent to a dental laboratory where a ceramist will use the information obtained by the dentist and the finished mold to create the final restoration and mail it back to our office. The veneer is cemented onto your natural tooth during a second appointment to complete the process.
The benefits of dental veneers
There are several advantages to having porcelain veneers placed over your teeth by a skilled dentist, such as our team at Scripps West Dental in Mira Mesa, CA. Because veneers are custom-made, they can help you avoid expensive and unnecessary dental work while improving the appearance of your teeth. They are also strong enough to protect your natural tooth from further damage. These restorations are known for lasting a long time as they are both solid and stain-resistant.
How to care for veneers
However, porcelain veneers are only effective if cared for properly after being placed in your mouth. You should brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss once per day to keep them clean and healthy. It’s also vital that you visit our team of professionals at Scripps West Dental every six months for regular checkups because this enables him to ensure that your veneers remain intact and conditions, such as periodontal disease and tooth decay, impacts the smile or veneers themselves. Our team will educate you on how to keep your porcelain veneers beautiful and extend their longevity. In fact, with proper care, many of our patients maintain their veneers for a decade or longer before replacement is required.
Find out more about porcelain veneers near you
Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of your smile. If you would like more information about porcelain veneers or other dental procedures, please contact Drs. James Tasto, Debbie Kim, Gary M. Sigafoos, and Marisa Zarchy of Scripps West Dental today! Patients can call (858) 695-1776 to request a consultation visit and initial appointment at our clinic, conveniently located at 9420 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Suite D in San Diego, CA. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve a more attractive, beautiful smile with dental veneers!