Dental veneers are quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry
procedures performed today. They are more conservative than dental crowns, yet they completely disguise esthetic flaws. Many celebrities sport a dazzling smile, created with dental porcelain veneers. Newport Beach
residents can enjoy the many benefits of high quality, porcelain veneers from Andrew Spath, DDS.
The process begins with a consultation. Dr. Spath will examine your teeth, and inquire about your goals to determine if veneers are right for you. A weakened or decayed tooth may be better treated with a dental crown
. If your teeth are healthy, but you wish to change the size, shape, or color
, this is likely to be a great option! Your smile can be transformed in three easy steps.
Preparing the tooth
Your tooth is first cleaned, and usually shaped. The surface may need to be reduced enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. This ensures that your restored tooth will not look unnatural or feel bulky. Because veneers are so thin, this reduction, if necessary, is minimal. Next, an impression is taken, so your new veneers can be customized for a perfect fit.
Choosing the color
In most cases, the coloring is chosen to match your existing teeth, so the restoration will be indiscernible in your smile. When all visible teeth are being treated, you can deviate from your natural coloring. Many people choose this option if they have discoloration that is unresponsive to teeth whitening. Your color selection, along with your impressions, is sent to a specialized dental laboratory, where your new smile is precision crafted.
Placing the veneers
When your porcelain veneers are ready, the final step is bonding them to your teeth. Dr. Spath will check the fit and appearance before securing your veneers. Adjustments will be made if necessary. When your veneers look and feel just right, they will be bonded in place. This appointment usually takes very little time and, when complete, you will have a brand new, naturally beautiful
You deserve a smile you can be proud of – visit Dr. Spath to find out if dental porcelain veneers are right for you.
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