Dental veneers are custom coverings made from dental materials to cover imperfect teeth. They are used to cover imperfections like discoloration, gaps, cracks, crookedness, and chips, giving your smile a fantastic makeover.
Veneers are especially beneficial for people who have tried other dental treatments to fix their smile with little success.
Veneers have become a relatively common procedure in recent times. Unfortunately, the fallout of this is that some unscrupulous practitioners offer this service. At LivWell Dentistry in San Francisco and San Ramon, California, you can be assured that you’ll get only the best veneer services.
Dr. Wenli Loo and Dr. Steve Deng are skilled and experienced dentists who use only the most high-quality veneers to restore your beautiful smile.
Here are answers to some of your most pressing questions about veneers and what you can expect from a procedure.
What to expect when getting dental veneers
Getting veneers starts with a consultation with us, at which time we’ll examine your teeth and determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
If you are eligible for the procedure, your dentist will proceed by removing some of the enamel from your teeth to prepare it. Next, an impression will be made of your teeth, which we will use to create your custom veneers.
After your veneers have been created, your dentist will permanently bond them to your teeth and then make any necessary adjustments to ensure that you find them comfortable.
Types of veneers
Different types of dental materials are used to create veneers. The two main types are porcelain and resin-based composite. Porcelain veneers are thin and strong. They are typically almost the same color as your teeth.
On the other hand, resin-based composite is made of similar but cheaper material than porcelain. In some cases, we may not need to remove any enamel from your teeth to install composite veneers.
Your dentist will be in the best place to determine the type of veneers that are best for you. Your budget and specific needs will inform this decision.
What happens after you get your veneers
Recovery from the procedure for veneers is almost immediate. You can expect to drink and eat as usual on the same day of your procedure.
It is crucial to brush and floss your teeth regularly after getting veneers to maintain them. Avoid directly biting into very hard foods like apples to protect your veneers and make them last longer. With foods like that, you can cut them into small pieces before eating them.
Other tips to help you take care of your veneers include:
- Using antibacterial mouthwash
- Using a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Using non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste
- Visiting your dentist routinely
We at LivWell Dentistry understand the power a smile makeover has to boost your confidence and self-esteem. To get started on your smile restoration journey, book an appointment with us online, or call 415-477-3700.