Veneers offer a minimally invasive solution for thoroughly improving the appearance of your smile. At Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, renowned cosmetic dentist Jeffrey C. Barrera, DDS, uses veneers to make smiles look flawless. Call Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry or schedule a visit with Dr. Barrera via the web today and learn more about how veneers can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells bonded to the surface of your teeth. They cover the entire front side of your tooth, masking cosmetic defects, and improving your smile’s appearance.
These shells are typically made from either porcelain or composite resin, both of which have a similar color and translucency as tooth enamel, making your veneers look natural in your mouth.
Veneers can address a wide range of cosmetic defects. At Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Barrera can use veneers to improve the appearance of teeth that are:
Dr. Barrera also suggests veneers to make your smile more full and symmetrical. By redesigning the appearance of your teeth, veneers can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
First, you consult with Dr. Barrera about your cosmetic goals and how you’d like to improve your smile. Next, you pick a size, shape, and color for your veneers. Dr. Barrera helps you select veneers to best achieve your ideal aesthetic while complementing your facial features.
Next, Dr. Barrera prepares your teeth for the veneers by removing a thin layer of enamel and then takes an impression of your mouth. He sends that impression to a lab that custom-builds your veneers to perfectly fit on your teeth.
You will wear a set of temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent veneers to come back from the lab — a process that takes a couple of weeks.
Once your permanent veneers are ready, you come back to Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry for a second visit so that Dr. Barrera can bond them to your teeth. You leave the office with a stunning new smile.
The beauty of veneers is that they don’t require any special maintenance. If you brush, floss, and maintain regular checkups and cleanings with Dr. Barrera, your veneers should last a long time.
Veneers are slightly more prone to chipping than natural tooth enamel, so you should also be careful not to bite down on anything too hard with your veneers.
If you want to learn more about how veneers can improve your smile, schedule a visit with Dr. Barrera today by calling the office or booking an appointment with the convenient online tool.