What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers, at times referred to as “laminate teeth” or “porcelain veneers,” are one of the most popular ways to enhance your smile’s appearance. They are thin, custom-made shells bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can be used to improve the color, shape, size, and overall appearance of your teeth. They are also used for crooked teeth or to enhance the look of a front tooth. Dr. Tom Alexander of Irvine, California’s Sterling Plaza Dentistry, can evaluate patients to determine if they are a good fit for this or other cosmetic restorations.

Who is a good candidate for dental veneers?

If you are considering solutions such as porcelain veneers, it is essential to consult with a skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Tom Alexander of Sterling Plaza Dentistry, who can help you decide if they are the best treatment option for you. The best candidates for porcelain veneers are those with healthy teeth and gums and who do not have any existing dental problems that could potentially complicate the procedure. Cosmetic treatments like this are often done for patients who do not have tooth decay or periodontal disease. These concerns will need to be treated before using veneers to enhance the smile.

What is the process of obtaining porcelain veneers?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Tom Alexander will assess your smile and discuss your goals for treatment. Once it is decided that cosmetic porcelain veneers are right for you, the next step is to take models, or impressions, of your teeth so that the custom veneers can be made by a professional dental laboratory.

Once your veneers are ready, you will return to Sterling Plaza Dentistry for a second appointment. During this appointment, our dental hygienist will clean your teeth, and Dr. Tom Alexander will roughen up their surfaces so that the bonding material will adhere properly. Once your teeth are prepared, the veneers will be applied using a unique dental adhesive.

After the veneers are in place, you can expect to see an immediate improvement in the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers can last for several years with proper care and maintenance. To help keep your veneers looking their best, brush and floss regularly and visit Dr. Tom Alexander for regular dental checkups and cleanings.

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Call Sterling Plaza Dentistry at (949) 868-2224 to request an appointment at 2 Osborn, Suite #140 in Irvine, CA, to discuss this and other cosmetic dentistry solutions available for rejuvenating the smile!

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Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.