Porcelain dental veneers are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options available. One of the many reasons for this is the treatment’s unique ability to address a wide range of aesthetic and functional dental concerns with results that look natural. With porcelain veneers, Dr. Uyen Thompson and her team of dentists at Thompson Center for Dentistry can significantly enhance the appearance of your teeth and correct common dental problems that may be giving you a feeling of self-consciousness every time you smile.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are custom-designed to fit over the visible portion of the teeth. They can address a comprehensive array of dental imperfections, including:
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps and spaces
- Severe stains and discoloration
- Teeth that have become worn-down
- Teeth that appear too short
- Mild cases of misalignment
Plus, porcelain veneers can last decades with the proper care. When you come to our practice for your initial oral evaluation, one of our dentists will talk with you about your options and determine whether porcelain veneer treatment is ideal for your needs.
What does the procedure involve?
Our Chula Vista cosmetic dentists strive to make porcelain veneers treatment as conservative as possible. Once the tooth has been prepared, the veneer will then be created. Our office will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a state-of-the-art dental laboratory, which will then produce a customized porcelain veneer designed to provide beautiful, natural-looking results. After the veneer has been created and color-tinted to match the shade of surrounding teeth, our dentist will attach it to the affected tooth with a durable cement and give it a final polish.
No-prep veneers, also known as “prepless” veneers, allow us to provide patients with the most conservative veneer treatment possible. These advanced types of veneers typically require little to no removal of the affected tooth. No-prep veneers can also be easier to remove if you decide to treat the concern with a different procedure sometime down the road. As with all of our veneer procedures, no-prep veneers are custom-designed to provide you with the most comfortable and natural fit possible, and they are color-tinted to match surrounding teeth. During your initial consultation, our dentist will determine whether traditional or no-prep veneers will be more ideal for your needs.
Are you ready to renew your smile? Please contact Thompson Center for Dentistry for more information on porcelain dental veneers, or to schedule an appointment.