Here in Southern California, a beautiful smile is a valuable commodity. No wonder so many people opt to have their smiles perfected with porcelain veneers. Not only Hollywood celebrities choose veneers to enhance the look of their smiles, but also people from all walks of life have these dental wonders to thank for their good-looking teeth and elevated sense of self-confidence. If you’d like to consider porcelain veneers in Calimesa, then come speak to Dr. Parker. He will analyze the condition of your teeth and together the two of you will plan a smile that is worthy of the red carpet!
Porcelain veneers go by a few names—dental veneers or just veneers, for example. Regardless of what you call them, they really can do wonders for your smile. Made of micro-thin layers of top-quality dental porcelain, veneers are coverings for your smile teeth, usually the ones right up front that people see most when you talk, laugh, grin or eat. Because veneers only cover your natural teeth, maintaining good oral hygiene remains a priority. Brushing twice a day with a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily will help ensure the longevity of your veneers and the health of all the teeth in your mouth—both those with and without porcelain veneers.
Because porcelain veneers are attached to the facial side of teeth at the front of your mouth, they can be used to hide a range of flaws. For example, veneers conceal teeth that are chipped, cracked or broken. In addition, a porcelain veneer can make a small tooth look larger or a crooked one appear to be straight. Similarly, veneers can be used to close gaps between teeth that are unevenly spaced.
As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, Dr. Parker will first examine your teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy enough to support porcelain veneers. Restorative care, such as filling a cavity or treating gum disease, will need to take place before the veneer process can begin.
Once the health of your smile is assured, you and Dr. Parker can begin planning your new smile. Feel free to mention specific concerns or your idea of the perfect smile. In fact, you may want to bring along pictures of people who have smiles that you admire. This information, combined with detailed measurements of your mouth, x-rays, photographs and impressions will help Dr. Parker design porcelain veneers that are tailor made for you.
Only two appointments are necessary for the actual placement of veneers. At the first, your teeth are prepared; a slim layer of enamel is removed in order to make room for the veneers. After this step, we’ll give you temporary set of acrylic veneers to protect your teeth.
Our dental lab needs about two weeks to create your customized veneers. They’ll be sent to our office where Dr. Parker will check each one against his specifications. If accurate, the veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth to create your special and unique smile.