A new year could mean a whole new you. As part of this year’s self-improvement, is it time to start looking into techniques to improve your dental health and the overall appearance of your teeth? If so, you should know more about the many benefits of pain-free Lumineers® veneers.
At Laguna Vista Dental in Elk Grove, California, our team of cosmetic and general dentistry providers offers veneers and other techniques to improve your smile. Here’s what we want our new and existing patients to know about this promising treatment option.
With veneers, your provider at Laguna Vista Dental covers the front surface of your teeth with thin shells made of a porcelain or resin material that appears similar to natural dental enamel. Your veneers can exactly match the shade of the rest of your natural teeth.
It typically takes only two appointments to complete your veneer installation. On your first visit, your provider designs your custom veneers based on molds of your mouth. Then, your veneers are fabricated in a medical lab.
During your second appointment, it’s time to get your teeth ready for veneer placement. We clean your teeth thoroughly, removing debris and bacteria to ensure a close fit for your veneer without the risk of underlying tooth decay.
Your provider may need to remove a small amount of your dental enamel to make room for your veneers. Finally, we bond your veneers with a medical dental cement, hardened with specialized ultraviolet light. By carefully placing your veneers, we can create an improved, more symmetrical smile that will last for many years.
The team at Laguna Vista Dental uses veneers to address several types of dental flaws. We might recommend them if you have teeth that are:
Veneers provide a quick, effective, and safe way to improve your dental health and the appearance of your teeth. If you notice any rough edges, we can treat the issue at a quick follow-up appointment.
If you care for your veneers properly, you can enjoy lasting benefits after just two office visits. Plan on cleaning your veneers just the way you would your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. Additionally, you’ll need regularly-scheduled routine dental checkups and cleanings.
Well-maintained resin veneers can last ten years, while porcelain veneers can last as long as 15 years. If you grind your teeth at night, a nightguard can protect your oral health and extend the life of your veneers. Further, we don’t recommend biting into hard foods with your front teeth if you have veneers.
For the smile you’ve been waiting for, get in touch with the team at Laguna Vista Dental and schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentistry experts. This could be your year to get veneers! Call now to book your appointment, or request an appointment online.