Porcelain veneers can be a great solution for many patients wanting to improve the esthetics of their smile without braces or surgery. Porcelain veneers can fix a number of dental health issues such as repairing worn enamel, uneven teeth, permanent stains caused by childhood medications, wear and tear, and misshapen teeth. You can whiten teeth, change the shape or size of your teeth, and even repair teeth worn down by bruxism. Dr. Danielle Wehle offers her patients porcelain veneers in Santa Clara, CA.
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of a natural tooth-colored material that are cemented in place over the existing teeth that you would like modified. Because of their thin shape, light is able to reflect off of the restoration like it would a real tooth allowing for a more natural appearance. No one will know they are not your natural teeth! It is a very simple cosmetic procedure giving thousands of patients another option to whiten teeth and have a more beautiful smile without braces or surgery! These porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant than other forms of veneers and, with proper care, can last up to seven to ten years before possibly needing to be replaced.
Dr. Wehle will want to discuss proper maintenance for the veneers to ensure a long-lasting result. Good oral hygiene should still be practiced as well as getting a regular professional dental cleaning. Patients who smoke or have weak teeth might not be good candidates to receive porcelain veneers. Also, patients with missing teeth, decay, or periodontal disease might need additional treatment before veneers can be placed.
Veneers can be used to fix a multitude of cosmetic dentistry issues. Issues such as those below can be reversed very quickly and with no surgery or braces.