What are Dental Veneers?

dental-veneersIf you’re like most people, chances are you have a few things about your teeth you wish you could fix. Maybe you have a few teeth that are a little misaligned or stained, but you don’t think it’s worth the time and money to get them corrected. If this is you, you aren’t alone, but before you just accept your teeth as is, you may want to consider another option – dental veneers.

Monrovia’s Dr. Q Dental has been providing quality porcelain veneers to local patients like you for years. Because veneers are designed to improve the appearance of the visible surfaces of your teeth rather than replacing them altogether, they provide an effective alternative to more costly and invasive methods of treatment.

What Problems Can Veneers Address?

Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are custom made to fit your teeth. Though some veneers are made with composite materials instead, we use porcelain veneers because they resist staining and have more light-reflecting properties for a more natural look than resin type veneers.

Because veneers are crafted specifically for your teeth, they fit seamlessly and are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Dental veneers can be used to quickly and affordably address a number of common cosmetic dental issues including:

  • Reduction of gaps between your teeth to provide improved symmetry
  • Enhancing the appearance of broken or crooked teeth with more attractive facings
  • Serving as fronts to teeth that are unresponsive to whitening treatments

How Do Veneers Work?

Getting dental veneers is a simple process that can be completed in only 2 visits. In the first, Dr. Q will remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to make space for the veneers. While this isn’t particularly painful, you can be provided a local anesthetic for comfort. In a week or two (once the veneers are ready) Dr. Q will clean, polish, and etch your teeth to ensure a strong bond, then the veneers will be attached. By the end of your second appointment, you’ll have a completely new smile and you can care for your veneers by simply continuing to brush and floss normally.

Considering dental veneers? Monrovia’s Dr. Q Dental provides top quality porcelain veneers that are custom made to make your smile look its very best. Call us today at 626.599.9818 for more info.