April 3, 2018
When you are embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth, it may cause you to hide your smile. Even if you don’t realize you’re doing it, hiding your smile may make you seem unhappy or unapproachable and can affect your personal and professional relationships. If you are ready to take steps to improve your teeth, porcelain veneers in Fremont may just be the solution you’re looking for. Here’s what you should know about porcelain veneers.
How do They Work?
Dental veneers are comprised of a micro-thin layer of porcelain that is designed to fit over your tooth. This allows the veneer to cover or restore many imperfections and even change the shape and shade of your teeth. Some issues that veneers can restore are:
- Staining or discoloration
- Small fractures and chipping
- Excessive wear
- Shape or size discrepancies
- Slight misalignment issues
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
Veneers are bonded directly to your tooth, which provides added strength. They are also stain resistant, which means they don’t discolor at the rate a natural tooth does and you won’t have to worry about whitening your teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to repair one or two teeth; however, they are most effective when used to enhance your entire smile.
How Long Does It Take to Get Veneers?
Veneers can typically be completed in two appointments after the design for your new smile has been created. At the first appointment, your dentist in Fremont will prepare your teeth for your veneers.
You will leave the office wearing temporary veneers while your final restorations are being crafted at a top local dental laboratory. Wearing your temporary veneers gives you the feel for what your final ones will be like.
After one to two weeks, you’ll return to your dentist to have your final veneers placed. Your dentist will adjust them to ensure that your bite is fitting and functioning properly. This is a good time to suggest any adjustments you would like that you noticed while wearing your temporary veneers.
Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are easy to care for as you’ll be able to brush and floss normally. An excellent home care routine and consistent visits every six months to your dentist for cleanings and checkups will ensure the health and longevity of your veneers.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, contact your dentist in Fremont today to schedule a consultation.
About James Block Dentistry
Dr. James Block follows a long tradition of providing exceptional dental care to patients that was started decades ago by his father and grandfather. Dr. Block has been serving the community of Fremont, CA for nearly 30 years, and patients enjoy the high-quality care they receive in a laid-back atmosphere.
If you would like to contact Dr. Block, you can reach him by calling 510-793-0801 or online through his website.
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