Veneers at Sierra Dental Health: Smiles That Make Hollywood Envious
Many people are self-conscious about their smile, and it only makes matters worse when they go to the movies and see movie stars with bright, white smiles. However, attaining a Hollywood smile doesn’t have to be a fantasy. At Sierra Dental Health in Fontana, CA, we leverage extensive dental experience to give you a Hollywood smile with our dental veneer treatment.
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin porcelain, or resin composite, shells that are custom made to fit your teeth. They are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, and this changes their length, size, shape, or color. Veneers are commonly used to fix discolored, worn down, chipped, or broken teeth. They’re also used to repair abnormally shaped or uneven teeth and used to fill gaps between your teeth.
What’s the Veneer Procedure at Sierra Dental Health Like?
If you’re interested in getting dental veneers, our dental team will first ask you to explain the transformation you’re hoping to get out of your veneer treatment. We’ll then examine your teeth, and we might take x-rays or impressions of your teeth. After that, we’ll give you our expert recommendation on whether we think veneers are a good option. If we’re in agreement, we’ll give you an overview of the procedure.
To start the procedure, your Sierra Dental Health dentist will make a model or impression of your affected teeth. After that, we’ll send off your model to a dental laboratory, and they will construct your veneer. In most cases, it takes 2-4 weeks for us to get your veneers back from the lab. In order to prepare your tooth for a veneer, we’ll trim off a thin piece of enamel from your affected tooth’s surface.
After we receive your veneers from the lab, we’ll place them on your affected teeth to examine their fit and color. If needed, we’ll trim the veneer to make it fit properly or adjust the color. Then we’ll clean, polish, and etch your tooth to enable a stronger bonding process. We’ll use a special dental cement to fix the veneer to your tooth. Once it’s positioned properly, we’ll use a special light to activate chemicals in the cement and accelerate the curing process. To wrap up, we’ll remove any lingering cement, and if necessary, make any final adjustments.
Veneers give you a naturally looking Hollywood smile, and they provide a conservative alternative to crowns. Also, by continuing to practice good oral hygiene practices, they can last up to 7-15 years.
If you’re tired of being envious of Hollywood smiles and wish you could have a brighter smile, schedule an appointment with us today. You can make an appointment online or give us a call. We can’t wait to hear from you.