If the reason you don’t smile is because of cracks and chips on your teeth, porcelain veneers may be a viable solution. Made of strong, tooth-colored porcelain, veneers are thin shells that are custom-made to fit the size and shape of your teeth. Mission Viejo dentist Dr. Robert Milner uses porcelain veneers to create seamless smiles that are both natural-looking and resilient. Read on to learn whether porcelain veneers can transform your smile into a beautiful, healthy one.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers are used to address the following dental problems:
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- A crooked smile
- Cracked, chipped or misshapen teeth
- Teeth damaged by tooth decay
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Porcelain veneers are typically placed over the course of two visits to our Mission Viejo office. Each stage is painless and typically requires only a local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed through the entire process. During your first visit, Dr. Milner will remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth where the veneers will be placed. Next, he will make an impression of your teeth in order to create custom-made veneers that fit the size and shape of your teeth. Your veneers will be matched to the color of your teeth using a tooth shade guide. Dr. Milner will send the impression to the dental laboratory so your custom veneers can be made.
Once your veneers are ready, you will return to our office for placement. Dr. Milner will remove the temporary veneers and place your new porcelains veneers. Before bonding the veneers to your teeth, the dentist will check your bite and make sure that the veneers look and feel right.
Maintaining Your Flawless Smile
Maintaining the durability and beauty of your porcelain veneers requires optimal oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day is essential. Our dental team also recommends avoiding foods and beverages that can stain your veneers and natural teeth. Professional cleanings and checkups with our dental practice can keep your smile dazzling for years to come.
Dr. Milner: The Trusted Choice for Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Milner understands that even the smallest chip or crack is enough reason to hide your smile. With porcelain veneers, he helps patients achieve a more beautiful smile by concealing dental flaws. Porcelain veneers also protect your teeth from bacteria that can cause decay, ensuring your new smile is both beautiful and healthy.
If you would like to know whether porcelain veneers can address your dental needs, contact the dental practice of Dr. Milner. Please call 949-859-8899 today.