If you are worried about the appearance of your teeth, whether they are damaged or simply don’t fit your personal image, porcelain veneers from Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch CA may be the perfect solution for you.
We know that beautiful teeth are more than just looks. For years we have helped many patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile through advanced porcelain veneer technology.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a thin piece of ceramic that is carefully placed over your teeth. Thanks to modern composite materials, veneers are both strong and highly aesthetic. They cover the color and shape of your teeth, enhancing your smile while correcting flaws. Because they are so thin – usually less than a millimeter – you will barely notice that you are wearing them. However, they are durable, lasting anywhere from 5 to 15 years, or longer, when properly cared for.
How Are Porcelain Veneers applied?
Our dental team will examine your teeth and gums, and then take detailed photos of your teeth. We will use these to create a made-to-order set of veneers. We will then send the images to a special lab that makes dental restorations. The lab will create molds of your teeth and craft the porcelain shells to fit your shape and size.
Once we confirm the mold fits properly, we will prepare your teeth by placing a thin layer of composite material on the surfaces where the veneers will be placed. This acts as an anchor for the veneers to adhere to.
Then it’s time for the fun part: choosing the color and design of your veneers! You will have many options to choose from, including shades similar to your original teeth or bolder colors if you desire.
Once your porcelain veneers are in, they're permanent; but you won't want them off anyway! They won't only iron our inconsistencies, but will protect your enamel from further decay.