Dental veneers are fine shells of dental composite or porcelain that are used to refine the shape and color of your teeth. Hundreds of actors have used this treatment to get the picture perfect smiles they’re so well known for. If you’re looking for a dazzling smile, ask Dr. Lavanya Gill about them. They may be the perfect solution for you.
There are two general types of veneer: porcelain and resin composite. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Porcelain veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and last for 15-25 years with proper care. Resin can stain and only lasts for 7-10 years. However, if improperly cared for, porcelain can crack under stress, and is considerably more expensive than resin veneers.
To place the veneers on your teeth, our dentist may remove a tiny portion of the surface enamel of your teeth to make space for the veneer. They will then apply a bonding material to secure the veneer in place. Porcelain veneers must be made in a dental lab, so they take 2 or 3 visits to our dentist to ensure proper fit.
Caring for your veneers is remarkably easy. Just care for them the same as you would for your normal teeth. Brush and floss twice a day and avoid grinding your teeth or chewing hard foods like ice and hard nuts with your veneers.
If you’d like to learn more about the dental veneers Country Club Dental offers in Stockton, California, then contact us today!