Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are custom colored and shaped before being bonded to your natural teeth with dental cement. The process to create and apply them is relatively simple and begins when you schedule your complimentary consultation with One of our doctors.
- During your first visit, our staff will take a mold of your teeth that will be used by our dental team to plan your custom veneers.
- On your second visit, our doctors will prepare your natural teeth by gently shaping your natural teeth to accept the porcelain veneers. Temporary veneers are placed on your teeth while the permanent veneers are fabricated by our lab, the result is a natural beautiful smile that will last for years.
- On your 3rd visit the veneers are fit to your teeth, and when both he and you are satisfied with how they look and feel, he’ll bond the permanent veneers.
The porcelain veneers will feel, look and function just as your natural teeth do.
What is Porcelain?
Porcelain is a glass like substance, that, when bonded to your teeth, porcelain becomes very hard and durable, and like glass, very stain-resistant.
Dental porcelain looks very much like natural tooth enamel. Why? Because it’s translucent. Light passes through it to the bonding material beneath it, and reflects back. In the same way, light passes through tooth enamel to the dentin layer beneath it, and reflects back. In both cases, the result is a pearly sheen.
If you are in the Oakland or San Francisco area and would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and how it relates to Cosmetic Dentistry, call us today to Schedule Your Free Consultation.
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