Porcelain Veneers Livermore, CA
Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to completely change the look of your teeth a smile. They fit on top of your existing teeth to alter the color, shape, size, and alignment of them, resulting in a whiter, straighter smile. Veneers are completely natural-looking and custom-made to fit your mouth to correct cosmetic issues on the front teeth. Recipients of veneers often report a boost in confidence and an overall improvement in their quality of life after receiving them.To learn more, book an appointment at Dr. Lin’s Livermore office either online or over the phone today.
If you’ve decided that dental veneers are the right cosmetic dental procedure to fix your smile, the dentist will then custom design a set of veneers to be made out of porcelain. Your new porcelain veneers are designed to look just like natural teeth, and the color can be adjusted to match nearby teeth. The veneers wrap just around the edges of your existing teeth and cover the fronts to hide cosmetic issues.
It typically takes two visits to the dentist to get your new porcelain veneers applied. On the first visit, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth to manufacture your personalized veneers. They may also make slight adjustments to the surfaces of the teeth you want to cover so the veneers won’t feel bulky when they are applied. If so, temporary veneers will be applied to prevent any sensitivity while your permanent veneers are being made.
After your custom-made porcelain veneers are ready, which usually takes a couple of weeks, you’ll go back to the dentist to have them fitted and bonded in place. The process is totally painless and there is no numbing or drilling required to install the veneers. You’ll have the smile you’ve been envisioning in just a short amount of time. There’s a minimal amount of preparation needed, and no post-installation recovery required!
Traditional porcelain veneers usually last between 10-15 years but can last longer in some cases when cared for extremely well. If you’re looking for the most cost-effective option in the long-term, traditional porcelain veneers that require a small amount of preparation of the teeth might be the best option. If you want porcelain veneers that require no preparation, expect to replace them every 5-7 years.
To prolong the lifespan of porcelain veneers, you must care for them just like your natural teeth by brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing every day. You should also avoid biting down hard with your veneers because they can chip or crack. If your veneers do get damaged, you’ll have to get them replaced with new ones. People who grind or clench their teeth at night will need to use a retainer to protect the veneers from chipping.
Porcelain veneers can correct many common cosmetic dental issues. These include chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth, crooked or misshapen teeth, stained or discolored teeth, gaps or uneven spacing in your smile, and eroded tooth enamel. Many patients opt for veneers over teeth whitening treatments for a more permanent solution to staining and discoloration.
If you want a brighter, more even, and more aesthetically pleasing smile, veneers can help you achieve it. Getting porcelain veneers is often less expensive and easier than other cosmetic dental procedures. Keep in mind that dental veneers are only for fixing issues on the front teeth and are not meant for chewing. If you aren’t sure whether veneers can correct the cosmetic dental problems that you have, schedule a consultation with our dentist to evaluate your situation, and discuss your options.
Some Common Cosmetic Dental Issues That Veneers Can Correct:
- Broken, cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth
- Uneven spacing or gaps in your smile
- Smaller than normal or misshapen teeth
- Heavy staining or discoloration
- Crooked teeth
- Eroded tooth enamel
- Irregular surfaces or pitting
During an initial evaluation, the dentist will take X-rays of your teeth to evaluate their overall health. They’ll look for issues like tooth decay or gum disease that could prevent you from being a good candidate for veneers. If your teeth are extremely crooked or uneven, it might be necessary to straighten them using braces or Invisalign before veneers can be applied to them.
Our Dental Services
Technology & Safety
Providing a safe and relaxing environment, supported by the use of technology, is a top priority at Brent C. Lin, DDS. We are proud to share just some of the technology and tools we provide to our patients.
Cerec 3D CAD-CAM technology
Advanced technology that creates a 3D image of your teeth, eliminating the need for temporary crowns and a second visit.
Panoramic/CBCT (Cone beam) Imaging
Advanced diagnostic technology that takes panoramic and/or 3D images of your skull to increase diagnostic capabilities — all in about 14 seconds! All you do is stand there!
State-of-the-art sterilization machine (used by only 3% of practices)
Computerized anesthetic delivery system that achieves painless, efficient injections to patients
Computerized Dental Record
Computerized dental health records and management system. Online patient can also access to dental records.
Highly Trained Staff
Highly trained and licensed providers and staff