Do you wish you could take care of discoloration, chips, and gaps all at the same time? Or maybe you have just one unattractive tooth you wish you could reshape. Porcelain veneers can help. From a single tooth, to an entire smile, veneers can address almost all cosmetic concerns you might have. In just a couple weeks, you can have the smile of your dreams. And when properly cared for, veneers can last for decades.
Want to learn how veneers can transform your smile? Please contact cosmetic dentist Dr. Shahin Safarian at Lovebites San Diego.
What Veneers Can Do
Veneers can radically transform your smile, and in a single procedure they can correct many common cosmetic complaints, such as:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Small teeth
- Poorly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
And in many cases, veneer teeth are just the best way to address these problems. Sure, teeth whitening can brighten your smile, but whitening is limited by the natural color and thickness of your tooth enamel. Many people find their smile isn’t naturally as white as they’d like. Veneers aren’t limited that way–they can make your smile as white as you want.
Dental bonding can repair chipped, worn, small, or poorly shaped teeth, but bonding isn’t as attractive as veneers, nor does it last as long. And while orthodontics can correct gapped or crooked teeth, it takes months or even years. Veneer teeth can sometimes achieve the same results in under a month, and correct other problems at the same time. Veneers are themselves a powerful smile makeover tool.
What Are Veneers?
A popular cosmetic procedure, porcelain veneers are thin, handcrafted ceramic shells that Dr. Safarian custom orders to complement your unique appearance and cosmetic goals. They were originally invented in Hollywood, almost a century ago, and they’re strongly associated with celebrity smiles. Original veneers were actually made of porcelain, and they were so fragile that stars often just wore them when filming–they couldn’t eat with them in. Modern veneers are made of advanced ceramics that are stronger than your natural teeth. These veneer teeth can last for decades if you care for them properly.
After a consultation where Dr. Safarian evaluates your smile and cosmetic goals, Dr. Safarian will prepare your teeth for veneers. He then takes impressions of your teeth. We send these impressions to a lab, where they craft your veneers to the precise shape and color you requested. Dr. Safarian then permanently places the veneers on front teeth, eliminating unsightly gaps, cracks, chips, discoloration, or slight imperfections.
Lovebites San Diego works with professional dental labs for natural, unique and gorgeous veneers. Schedule your porcelain veneers consultation today by calling our dentist office.
How Do I Care for Veneers?
In the past, veneers came with many limitations. Modern veneers can take anything your natural teeth can, so you treat them just like natural teeth. Don’t chew anything that’s not food. Don’t use your teeth as tools. Brush and floss your teeth daily. Some abrasive toothpastes can damage your veneers, but these toothpastes also damage your tooth enamel, too. It’s best to avoid them. Make regular dental appointments to make sure your teeth stay healthy. When properly cared for, studies show that over 95% of veneers last over 10 years, and about 85% last 20 years!
If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, learn more in our patient library. The higher your dental IQ, the more comfortable and qualified you’ll be in making important decisions about your oral health and cosmetic dental procedures. You can also call Dr. Safarian’s office to speak with one of our helpful team members if you want further information about any of our services or policies.