Porcelain Veneers Perfect Huntington Beach Smiles
Not happy with some aspect of your smile? You’re in good company. Many patients visit Pacific View Dental Group who don’t like their tooth color, spacing, or shape. However, they believe that the only way to get a beautiful smile is to undergo complex cosmetic dentistry plans. Our skilled Huntington Beach dentist and team have great news for these patients. Your smile makeover plan may be as simple as visiting us two times for treatment with conservative, porcelain veneers. If you want to find out more, call to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation in our Huntington Beach Dental office. We’ll review your treatment options and help you find the best solution to create flawless smiles.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain. They are fastened to the front surfaces of teeth to conceal numerous smile flaws. We can use veneers to transform smiles while preserving healthy, natural tooth structure. Your porcelain veneer plan may include top teeth, bottom teeth, or both. We can craft veneers for just a few teeth or for several in a row. These smile makeover plans are highly customizable.
Who Should Consider Porcelain Veneers?
Any patient who wants to transform their smiles without spending years or months undergoing more advanced treatments may want to consider porcelain veneer smile makeovers. These cosmetic treatments can be used to improve the appearance of smiles with chips, cracks, stains, and gaps.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Veneers are placed in two appointments. During the initial visit, we need to prepare teeth by removing a small amount of surface tooth structure. This allows the porcelain veneers to lay flat without changing the natural smile line. Then, we capture bite impressions that will be used to design and craft your custom veneers. Finally, we place temporary veneers to protect your prepared smile and allow you to get used to the look and feel of porcelain veneers. When we receive your final veneers from the lab, you’ll return to exchange the temporaries for your flawless custom crafted porcelain veneers. This second visit is short and sweet. We simply remove your temporaries and place the custom restorations. If you’re happy with the appearance of your veneers, you’re all done. In rare cases, patients ask us to make adjustments. In these cases, we’ll need to replace a temporary, so the lab can make adjustments to your custom porcelain veneer.
Do I Need to Care for Veneers Differently?
Unlike other treatment materials, porcelain is stain resistant, so your smile will look and feel great for years. For the most part, you can continue your daily brushing and flossing. However, it’s important to use soft bristled toothbrushes and minimally abrasive toothpaste to avoid wearing away the porcelain. This will extend the life of your veneers. You can also use waxed floss or water flossers to avoid pulling on the restoration. Additionally, you need to visit our team at least every six months. We’ll examine your veneers during each appointment and make repairs as needed.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
If you’re embarrassed by your teeth, you can fall in love with your smile using porcelain veneers in Huntington Beach. They are a minimally invasive solution to enjoy beautiful results; however, it’s normal to have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to them. We’ll explain the process and address any questions during your initial consultation. In the meantime, your cosmetic dentist has the answers to a few of the most common questions they are asked to help ease any apprehensions.
How Many Porcelain Veneers Will I Need?
A veneer can be bonded to a single tooth; however, we often recommend placing them on the front 2, 4, or 8 teeth because they are the most visible when you smile. This helps to create a more seamless appearance for more natural-looking results.
Will I Need Gum Contouring?
We may also recommend gum contouring for patients who are interested in porcelain veneers. The treatment removes excess gum tissue to reveal more of a tooth’s surface. This might be necessary if you have a “gummy smile” because it will create a larger surface to bond the veneer. If you have an uneven gum line, contouring it will add the final touch to your new smile. Although gum contouring and veneers often go hand-in-hand, not everyone needs both procedures. We’ll evaluate your smile and discuss your aesthetic goals to create a customized treatment plan.
What Happens If a Porcelain Veneer Breaks?
Veneers are thinner than ever, but they are still durable. In fact, they can last for a decade or longer with the right care; however, they can break or fall off over time. You can help to ensure your new smile lasts by keeping a few tips in mind:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste.
- Use a high-quality dental floss to clean between each tooth daily.
- Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools.
- Don’t chew on inedible objects.
- Visit your dentist at least twice a year.
If a veneer cracks or comes loose, we can easily replace it to restore your beautiful smile.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
There isn’t a set price for veneers because their cost is based on your individual treatment plan. There are various factors that influence the price, like the number of teeth you’re treating and if you need any additional procedures. We’ll provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation and discuss the costs associated with your treatment.
We will explain your payment options to keep your dream smile affordable, like using third-party financing. We accept several payment methods to help patients from all walks of life invest in a beautiful smile.
How Can I Get Started?
If you’re ready to achieve the smile of your dreams, take your first step toward improved confidence by contacting our office. We’ll schedule you for your initial consultation with your dentist in Huntington Beach to begin the transformation process.