Have your teeth been damaged by chips and cracks? Are you dealing with gaps and stains? Do imperfections in your teeth keep you from smiling? Porcelain veneers from Trinity Family Dental can turn it all around. These thin, lightweight shells are designed to cover damage and imperfections, and they feel just like your natural smile. It’s an ideal cosmetic dentistry treatment for patients who need a quick, non-invasive solution.
How Are Veneers Placed?
At Trinity Family Dental, we can place veneers in as little as two appointments. Your first visit will begin with a routine oral examination to help us determine if veneers are the best option for you. During this time, our dental team will ensure you are aware of all available treatments and explain the necessary steps of the veneer placement procedure.
Once we have determined that veneers are the right choice, we will begin preparing your teeth for the treatment. With the help of mild anesthesia, Dr. Shen will remove a fine layer of enamel from each tooth, ensuring that the veneer fits correctly. This allows the veneers to be placed directly onto the tooth without feeling unnatural or bulky.
When all the teeth have been prepared, we will take 3D images of your teeth using our dental imaging technology. These images are then sent off to a partner lab where your veneers will be crafted to fit your teeth.
It normally takes about 2-3 weeks for the veneers to be made. During this time, we’ll place a temporary set of veneers on your teeth so that you can carry on with your daily routine.
At the second appointment, your custom veneers will be permanently placed over your teeth. Our team will ensure that they are the right color, shape, and size before applying them with a dental adhesive. Once the veneers are set, you can walk out with a perfectly new smile!
The Benefits Of Veneers
Veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments and have a number of benefits. Here are the most common ones:
- Pain-free and non-invasive procedure – Because the treatment involves no surgery or tooth reconstruction, all that is required is local anesthesia and minute preparations. Most patients don’t feel a thing!
- Look and feel natural teeth – Our porcelain veneers are made to appear just like the rest of your teeth. They’ll match the size, shape, and color exactly. Better yet, they don’t require any change to your daily routine. They won’t affect eating, speaking or smiling.
- Stain-resistant – Unlike enamel, porcelain does not naturally stain. The ceramic material is nonporous and does not retain color. It makes maintaining your beautiful, white smile that much easier.
- Requires no additional cleaning – Veneers do not need special treatment to remain in perfect shape. Regular brushing, flossing and biannual visits to the dentist will be enough to keep them shining.
If you want to know more about veneers, book an appointment with our office today. Dr. Shen and the rest of our dentists are happy to answer any questions you may have about the treatment or the process. We have extensive experience with placing veneers and will help you every step of the way. Give us a call at (619) 469-4144 or visit our office at 7557 El Cajon Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942. We can’t wait to meet you and see you smile!