If you have discolored, chipped, or crooked teeth, modern dental technology has a great solution for you: porcelain veneers. Veneers are very light, thin covers that go over your front teeth to produce a bright, sparkling smile. Brent C. Lin, DDS, in Livermore, California, offers top-notch veneers that can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
What can veneers do?
There are many problems veneers can cover up. If your teeth are discolored, chipped, or have gaps, veneers can hide these and other flaws and show the world a bright white smile. They can fix many cosmetic issues, including:
Teeth can become discolored for a number of reasons, including age, drinking dark beverages, and using tobacco. Coffee, tea, red wine, and soda are major culprits in making teeth dingy and dull. These drinks can eventually turn your teeth brown, yellow, or gray.
Smoking tobacco or chewing it can also cause tooth discoloration. The nicotine and tar can bleed into your teeth’s enamel and turn your pearly whites a yellow or brown color.
Age can also play a part in making your teeth dull. Enamel is the outer layer your teeth. As you get older, your enamel can thin and reveal the dentin underneath. The natural color of dentin can range from yellow to gray, so the more your enamel thins, the more your dentin will show.
Cracked or chipped teeth
If you have cracked or chipped teeth, veneers can cover the flaws. Not only will they hide the problems, but they will also provide added support for your teeth.
Misaligned, uneven, and crooked teeth
If some of your teeth are crooked, uneven, or misshapen, veneers can make your teeth look flawless. During your examination, Dr. Lin will tell you if you can benefit from veneers or if you should get aligners or braces.
Gaps between your teeth
If you’re tired of that space between your teeth, veneers can easily close the gap. Veneers can hide the space, and no one will ever know you had one.
What is the process of getting veneers?
First, Dr. Lin makes impressions of your teeth and sends the impressions to a lab. It usually takes about two weeks for the lab to manufacture your veneers.
Once they’re ready, you’ll come in for a second appointment, and Dr. Lin will apply your veneers. Dr. Lin will give you a local anesthetic to prevent any discomfort. First, he will remove a tiny portion of your teeth’s enamel so your veneers can bond.
Next, Dr. Lin will place the veneers on your teeth and make sure they work perfectly in terms of size and color. He will then make any adjustments to the veneers if needed. Lastly, he will bond the veneers to your teeth with a special cement.
Modern veneers are strong, look completely natural, and are long-lasting. With normal dental hygiene, veneers can last up to 20 years.
If you’re ready for a smile makeover, wait no longer. See how porcelain veneers can change your smile from dingy to dazzling. Learn more by booking an appointment online or over the phone with Brent C. Lin, DDS.