Dental Veneers in Newport Beach
Modern Solutions for Natural-Looking Smiles
At Newport Smiles, we use dental veneers to improve the font surface of our patient's teeth. These veneers are ultrathin, long-lasting shells made of porcelain. Porcelain has a transparent quality just like the tooth enamel, which allows it to mirror the patient’s natural tooth color. This treatment is only suggested for front teeth, as it would be ineffective in areas where teeth aren’t normally visible. Veneers are meant for aesthetics only and aren’t a viable option for replacing a missing or damaged tooth.
We provide you with a peaceful environment, so you don’t need to feel anxious about dentist visits. Even though dental veneers require the removal of a thin layer of dental enamel, which may cause temporary tooth sensitivity, the procedure is completely safe. A local anesthetic may be useful during the process, and we offer conscious sedation solutions to help our patients.
What Can Dental Veneers Help with?
Dental veneers are an excellent solution for a variety of teeth-related concerns that affect a person’s smile or way of chewing. They can help to restore a natural-looking appearance in the following cases:
- Discolored teeth
- Tooth wear
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Irregularly shaped or aligned teeth
The primary goal of dental veneers is to restore natural tooth appearance. They provide a strong cosmetic option because they require much less reshaping than dental crowns. The process doesn’t use metal at any stage.
The porcelain used to design these veneers is well-tolerated by the gum tissue, resists stains, and is very durable. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a porcelain veneer should last between 7 and 20 years. They may last even longer with proper oral hygiene.
What to Expect When You Get Dental Veneers
The three-stage process for dental veneers includes:
- Consultation and planning
- Mouth preparation and dental impressions
- Veneers application
Consultation and Treatment Planning
During your initial consultation, our cosmetic dentist will discuss any specific concerns you may have, as well as inquire about your aesthetic preferences. It is important to know that this procedure has a higher cost than other cosmetic options and has limited repairability once completed.
Our dentist will determine if dental veneers are a good option for you and tell you about cosmetic and restorative alternatives, including treatment overview and costs.
Veneers are not advised for people who have:
- Tooth decay
- Chronic gum disease
- Excessively thin tooth enamel
This procedure isn’t recommended for those who suffer from teeth grinding or are at risk of chipping or cracking their new veneers. Our dentists are here to help you find the appropriate solution for a natural-looking smile.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers offer several benefits, including:
Aesthetic Enhancement: Veneers can improve the appearance of stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth, providing a natural and attractive smile.
Durability: Veneers are made of strong, durable materials, offering long-lasting results with proper care and maintenance.
Stain Resistance: Veneers are highly resistant to stains, allowing individuals to enjoy their favorite foods and beverages without worrying about discoloration.
Minimal Tooth Alteration: Compared to other dental procedures, veneers require minimal alteration of the natural tooth structure, preserving overall dental health.
Customization: Veneers can be customized in terms of color, shape, and size to match the natural appearance of the surrounding teeth and create a harmonious smile.
Boosted Confidence: By enhancing the appearance of the teeth, veneers can significantly improve self-esteem and confidence, leading to a more positive self-image.
Preparation & Making a Dental Impression
During the preparatory work, our dentist extracts a layer of the dental enamel from the surface of the teeth. This extraction will be equal to the thickness of the suggested veneers. It is natural to experience discomfort and pain during the procedure due to the gums becoming bruised by the trimming of the enamel, but it should only last a couple of days before the gums start healing. Any broken teeth must be repaired before the next step.
Our cosmetic specialist will then prepare dental impressions before the laboratory creates the veneers. The process typically takes 5-10 days and overlaps with the gum’s healing process.
This stage generally requires 10 days and involves cleaning, polishing, chemically etching, and roughening the surface of the patient’s teeth. It helps the veneers bond properly to the teeth’s surface. The veneers are then secured using either clear or opaque cement, which is then colored to match the nearby teeth.
Your teeth may remain sensitive for a few weeks. We advise that you be careful with hot or cold food/drinks. Veneers do not need specific aftercare once they are applied. They do, however, require adequate maintenance of regular, proper oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing, and thorough rinsing.
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