Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
There's no doubt that having a pretty, white smile is in high demand with patients across the country. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Americans spend roughly $2.75 billion every year on cosmetic dentistry. When a patient wants a smile that is as close to perfect as possible, cosmetic dentists at A Plus Dental Care in San Jose, CA often recommend porcelain veneers as a part of the treatment plan.
About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are light, thin, wafer-like dental devices that are shaped and sized to fit you’re your existing teeth. The porcelain material is extremely strong, resists scratches and doesn’t stain like your natural teeth. Having veneers installed requires a minimum of two appointments. With good care, a new set of porcelain veneers can last for 20 years or longer before they need to be updated. Good care includes regular checkups with your San Jose Dentist as well as brushing, flossing, avoiding direct contact with hot beverages and eating the right foods.
Veneers can be used to improve any of the following characteristics of your teeth:
- Color — Teeth can become stained by the foods and drinks we like, from smoking, and even normal aging. Veneers are available in numerous shades, from the most natural to the brightest Hollywood white.
- Size & Shape — Teeth can become worn down from grinding habits, or may not have the shape or size you want to begin with. For example, some people consider rounder teeth more feminine and squarer teeth more masculine. Veneers can be shaped and sized in whichever way is most flattering to your face.
- Alignment & Spacing — Veneers can be used to close small gaps between teeth or make slight corrections in alignment while improving tooth color and shape.
Veneers are created in a laboratory using impressions of the patient’s smile that are taken by your San Jose dentist. Before the impressions can be made, the Stamford dentist must first prepare each tooth in the treatment plan to make room for the veneers. The entire process of creating the veneers commonly takes a few weeks, after which the patient is called back in for an appointment to have them bonded.
A "Hollywood Smile"
When a patient requests a "Hollywood Smile" it will almost always involve porcelain veneers. With veneers, a patient can get a complete smile makeover, no matter how their original teeth are shaped, spaced or colored. The veneers are colored and sculpted to perfection, to give you a smile that best fits your facial features. This is why so many Hollywood stars opt for this cosmetic procedure.
Interested in learning more about veneers from A Plus Dental Care?
Call our San Jose, CA office at (408) 266-8800 for more information
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