Porcelain veneers hide imperfections for beautiful smiles in Petaluma, CA

Your smile’s appearance plays an important role in how others perceive you, but perhaps more importantly, how you feel about yourself. At North Bay Smiles, we understand the value of a beautiful smile and take pride in offering our patients in the Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Santa Rosa, Novato, and neighboring CA communities options to enhance their smiles—and their self-confidence! Porcelain veneers are one of the quickest ways to transform your smile and provide amazing results in just two visits and little to no anesthesia.

What are porcelain veneers and how do they work?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin pieces of dental porcelain that are custom-shaped and shaded for your unique smile and then bonded onto the front of your teeth. They are a great way to hide a variety of imperfections in your smile and can dramatically change its appearance, making your smile more symmetrical, evenly colored, and straight. Patients who opt for porcelain veneers often do so because they can achieve terrific results quickly and with minimal tooth alteration, rather than more time-consuming or invasive procedures such as orthodontics or permanent crowns.

Issues porcelain veneers can hide

Porcelain veneers have dramatically risen in popularity in recent years because they are so versatile. They can hide many types of teeth imperfections, such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are misshapen
  • Teeth that seem too big or small compared to others
  • Asymmetrical teeth
  • Chipped or worn-down teeth
  • Permanently stained or discolored front teeth that are resistant to tooth whitening

The porcelain veneer process

After consulting with Dr. Szyperski about your current oral health, desired end results, and treatment preferences and have decided that porcelain veneers are the best choice for you, the process for getting veneers takes two visits. In the first visit, we will gently buff and shape the front of your teeth so that the veneer will fit well on your teeth. A veneer is like an egg shell facing and minimally invasive. [A1] Then, we will take impressions of your teeth so that your veneers can be custom-made to our specifications, including the shade of white that you have chosen with Dr. Szyperski.

Once your veneers are ready, we will use a special cleaning solution on your teeth and then bond the veneers on with a strong dental cement and a curing light to harden the bond[A2] . Once bonded in the veneer has the strength similar to your natural tooth structure. Then, you are free to go enjoy your brand new smile!

Call North Bay Smiles at (707) 306-8001 today to schedule your consultation and learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you.