Veneers, also known as "Hollywood smile", are thin porcelain tooth-colored shells that are used to recreate the natural look and strength of your teeth. At Simi Hills Dental, veneers are used to restore cosmetic concerns like chipped, misshapen, and small teeth, discoloration, and gap-toothed smiles.
Some people may get a single veneer to restore a chipped or discolored tooth, but others may get veneers on multiple teeth to get an even and brighter smile. The eight front teeth on the upper arch are the most popular choices for veneer application.
Procedure For Placing Veneers
A typical veneer placement process takes two appointments if the restoration needs to be created in a dental lab. With CEREC technology, we can also fabricate veneers on the same day.
To ensure your veneer is comfortable, we may recommend a follow-up visit.
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers offer a lot of benefits to people who need small cosmetic changes to their smiles. Some of the most important benefits are:
Care for Veneers
Veneers do not require any special care. Regular brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing once a day is essential to make your veneers last longer. You should also avoid smoking, or consuming coffee, tea, red wine, or other foods that can stain your teeth.
Also, keep in mind that your veneers are designed to be replaced, no matter how well you take care of them. But good oral hygiene will help them to last 10 to 15 years.
If you are thinking of getting veneers, consult with Dr. Stout to understand the pros and cons of the restorations. Note that getting veneers is an irreversible process since it requires filing your enamel. That means your tooth will always need to be covered and protected.
To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (805) 317-4999.