If you have chipped, stained, or unusually shaped teeth, veneers can mask these imperfections and restore your smile to a healthy, vibrant condition. At Desert Dentist in Hesperia and Apple Valley, California, the team of general dentists uses veneers to help people of all ages achieve balanced, symmetrical smiles and good oral health. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the nearest office today.
Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that the team at Desert Dentist bonds to your natural teeth. Porcelain is tough and resistant. It mimics the color and light-reflecting properties of tooth enamel, ensuring the veneers blend in with your smile.
At Desert Dentist, the team uses veneers to cover various imperfections, including:
You might also benefit from veneers if your teeth are slightly crooked or smaller-than-average.
The team at Desert Dentist offers two types of veneers:
Traditional veneers are custom-manufactured shells of porcelain. Prior to bonding your veneers in place, the team shaves a thin layer of enamel from each tooth, about one millimeter thick. After preparing your teeth, your dentist makes impressions. The team sends your impressions to a dental laboratory that makes a custom set of veneers.
Once the laboratory makes your veneers, you return to Desert Dentist for a second appointment. The team attaches the veneers to your teeth using dental cement, trims any excess material, and polishes them.
If you’re on a budget but want to transform your smile, the team might recommend Snap-on Smile®. Snap-on Smile is a custom-fitted removable appliance that fits snugly over your existing teeth. Like veneers, it can correct gaps, stains, or other imperfections. Because Snap-on Smile fits over your teeth, there’s no preparation involved.
If you want to keep your veneers in optimal condition, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene. The team at Desert Dentist recommends brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting the nearest office every six months for a professional cleaning and oral exam.
To prevent chips, cracks, or other damage, avoid bad habits like nail-biting, chewing on ice, and opening objects with your teeth. If you grind your teeth or play contact sports, wear a nightguard or mouthguard. Preventive measures like these will ensure your veneers last for years.
To see if you’re a candidate for veneers, request a consultation at Desert Dentist. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the nearest office today.