What are Veneers?
Veneers are an effective and affordable cosmetic treatment to improve your smile. Veneers are very thin shells that are cemented on the front of teeth to cover up chips or cracks.
How can veneers improve my smile?
Veneers can whiten your teeth, change the shape of your teeth, close gaps, and hide any crooked teeth. An improved smile can increase your self-esteem and confidence. Veneers are a great option for discoloration, or stains, on your teeth that do not improve with a teeth whitening treatment; however, extensive tooth decay should not be covered by veneers.
How does my oral health affect veneer placement?
You have healthy gums and teeth. If your gums and teeth are not healthy, and there is an infection, then that problem needs to be treated first. Our office is a full service facility, so we can treat gum disease and other issues.
You also need to have enough tooth enamel so that a small layer can be removed to create a rough surface for the veneers to attach. This minor prep work allows our dentist to bond the veneer to your teeth effectively. If you are getting no-prep veneers then this is not necessary.
To find out more about dental veneers, contact your cosmetic dentist in San Diego, CA to schedule your consultation today.