When looking in the mirror, have you noticed aging skin? Perhaps your teeth could use a makeover too. Did you know that getting porcelain veneers in Newport Beach can not only give you a nicer smile, but it can essentially provide you with a mini lift around your smile?
- What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a popular procedure done by our cosmetic dentist in Newport Beach, CA. A veneer is essentially a thin shell of porcelain that looks much like an artificial fingernail; they fit over the front of the teeth that show when you smile. Each veneer is custom made to the size, shape, and shade that’s decided upon between you and our Newport Beach dentist.
- What Is the Process Of Getting Porcelain Veneers?
Completing porcelain veneers is a three-step process. First, you’ll come by for your consultation with our Newport Beach dentist to decide which teeth, and how many, are going to be treated with veneers. We may take some impressions of your teeth to help us design a better treatment plan and achieve the best results.
Second, you?ll come in to have the procedure started. This appointment will take a little longer to complete. Ultimately it will depend on how many veneers you decide to get. The Center For Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry will give you an idea about how long the procedure takes during your initial consultation.
During the treatment, our Newport Beach dentist will reduce the front surface of the teeth, along with a bit of the edge and backside. Doing so will allow for the room needed to place the porcelain veneers. Once everything is prepped, we’ll either take some impressions or a scan of your smile to create a replica of the area being worked on. These models will be sent to the dental laboratory that will custom make the permanent porcelain veneers according to the specifications we give them.
Since it will take a couple of weeks for the lab to make your permanent veneers, we will create you a temporary set to wear in the meantime.
Finally, once the completed veneers have arrived at the office, you’ll return to have them bonded into place. This appointment may still take a bit of time, but won?t be as long as the initial procedure.
Our cosmetic dentist in Newport Beach will remove your temporaries, and try in the permanent veneers. If any adjusts are needed, Dr. Yazdan will tweak these areas before permanently cementing the veneers to your natural teeth.
- How Do Porcelain Veneers Help Attain a Facelift?
Porcelain veneers can be designed in a way that fills your face out, smoothing fine lines and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Dr. Yazdan, our veneer expert, can contour your cosmetic restorations so that they lift your cheeks, and make your lips look fuller.
- Who Qualifies for Porcelain Veneers?
You may be wondering if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers. If you fall into the following categories then we invite you to request a consultation.
Discolorations: Deep stains that can’t be removed with bleaching.
Worn and/or Short Teeth: Teeth that are worn down and appear shorter than they once were – or teeth that have always been too short.
Chipped Teeth: Teeth that are chipped or slightly broken.
Misaligned Teeth: This includes any teeth that are crooked.
Gapped Teeth: Slight to moderate spaces between teeth.
- Who Shouldn’t Get Veneers?
Along with the list of ideal candidates for veneers, there are some instances where you may best benefit from a different procedure instead. If you have any of the following, you should consider a different option for cosmetic dentistry in Newport Beach.
Badly Broken Teeth: A badly fractured tooth is a weak tooth. Veneers aren’t used for protection, so in this case, you may be better off doing a dental crown, which is a restoration that completely covers, and helps support your tooth.
Gum Disease: Gum disease is a serious condition that you should get under control before considering any type of cosmetic dentistry in Newport Beach.
Several Missing Teeth or Large Gaps Between Your Teeth: Veneers can’t be used to fill in large gaps between teeth. Doing so will not only make the veneers too wide and not aesthetically pleasing, but the restoration won’t be strong enough and can break easily.
Get Your Cosmetic Dentistry in Newport Beach, Ca
If you want the double benefit of getting beautiful teeth and a mini-facelift with porcelain veneers then give our Newport Beach dentist a call today. We can help you decide if you’re a good candidate or if you may benefit from another one of cosmetic dentistry procedures. We look forward to seeing you!