Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are custom-colored and shaped before being bonded to your natural teeth. The process to create and apply them is straightforward, and begins when you schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Lee or Dr. Kim.
During your first visit, our San Pablo Dental team will take a mold of your teeth that will be used by our dental lab to create your custom veneers. On your second visit, we will prepare your natural teeth by gently shaping them to accept the porcelain veneers. Temporary veneers are placed on your teeth while the permanent veneers are being fabricated by our lab. On your third visit, your new veneers will be custom fitted to your teeth. When you are satisfied with how they look and feel, we’ll bond your permanent veneers.
The result is a natural beautiful smile that will last for years.
Your new porcelain veneers will feel, look and function just as your natural teeth do.
What is Porcelain?
Porcelain is a glass like substance that can be bonded to your teeth, and becomes very hard, durable, and stain-resistant.
Dental porcelain looks very much like natural tooth enamel, because it’s translucent. Light passes through it to the bonding material beneath it, and reflects back in the same way that 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 or other Cosmetic Dentistry options, call us today to schedule your free consultation.