Porcelain veneers allow patients to correct small cosmetic issues such as discoloration, chipped teeth, or gaps in a fast and convenient manner. Using this advanced technology, Dr. David Goldberg can straighten and whiten teeth without orthodontics or complicated treatment plans. Patients interested in porcelain veneers in Valencia, CA can contact our office for more information.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin shells made from porcelain that can be placed over the front surfaces of your teeth. Once bonded in place, they look identical to natural tooth enamel can be used to conceal gaps, whiten teeth, or alter their shape or size.
Since they are made from porcelain, these types of veneers resist stains more effectively and mimic the natural appearance of tooth enamel better than other materials. Porcelain veneers will usually last about ten years before they need replacement.
Am I a candidate?
Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic issues without surgery or orthodontics. Patients suffering from the following conditions may be candidate for veneers:
- Worn down teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Stains or discoloration
- Misshapen teeth
- Gaps between teeth
There are few restrictions on who may qualify for porcelain veneers. It is, however, recommended that patients who smoke or suffer from bruxism seek alternative treatments to straighten or whiten teeth. Also, patients suffering from decay, tooth loss, or gum disease should seek treatment for these conditions before having veneers placed. Since veneers require that a small amount of tooth enamel be removed, Dr. Goldberg may recommend you seek alternative treatment if your teeth are still functional.
What kind of maintenance is required?
Porcelain veneers require much of the same care as natural teeth. However, there are certain precautions that should be taken. This includes avoiding biting into hard foods and wearing a nightguard while sleeping to protect your teeth from clenching or grinding damage.
Porcelain veneers offer high esthetics and a stunning smile. To learn more about how you can straighten or whiten teeth with porcelain veneers in Valencia, CA, contact Dr. Goldberg today!