Not everyone has the confidence to show off their teeth when they smile. Gapped teeth, chips, cracks, and discoloration can all make an impact on your self-image—but you don’t have to live with them. Dr. Szyperski offers patients in the Petaluma, CA, area a porcelain veneers procedure that can give you a movie star smile in a few short weeks.
How veneers work
Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shields designed to cover the visible portion of teeth. They can be crafted to cover a single tooth or a whole front row of teeth. Dentists recommend veneers to disguise staining that won’t respond to bleaching and improve the look of crooked, misshapen or damaged teeth. They are crafted to provide a better smile while preserving the unique aspects of your teeth that you enjoy. Once they are in place, they blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth for a discrete restoration.
Porcelain veneers require healthy gums and clearing out any decay to ensure they fit for the lifespan of the appliance. Dr. Szyperski will evaluate your teeth during your initial consultation and determine if veneers are a suitable treatment for your issues. If she finds any cavities or gum disease, she will address these issues first.
Preparing your veneers
Once you’ve had your initial evaluation and addressed any underlying issues, your veneers will only require two quick appointments to make. During the first appointment, Dr. Szyperski will remove a portion of the outer layer of your enamel to make space for your veneers. She’ll give you a local anesthetic to ensure the process is painless, and once the enamel is removed, she will use dental molding to create impressions. She’ll send the impressions to the dental lab, and your veneers will be ready in a couple of weeks.
When you return to the office, Dr. Szyperski will use a special solution to prepare your teeth for dental bonding. She’ll use cement to bond the veneers to your teeth and cure them in place with a handheld light. Once they’re in place, your new smile will be ready to show off. Patients in the Petaluma, CA, area looking for “porcelain veneers near me” can contact our office today at (707) 306-8001 to get started with your brand new smile.
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