Veneers Specialist

Veneers can address your dental concerns and help you achieve that red-carpet-ready smile. Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. offers custom veneers as a lasting solution to enhance the function and appearance of your teeth and smile in Orinda, California. Veneers can even boost your confidence and help you to achieve your dream smile. Call the office at Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. or schedule an appointment online today.

What are veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin layers of porcelain specially designed to recreate the look and function of your natural teeth. Your dentist offers custom-fitted veneers carefully selected and individually bonded to your teeth during an in-office procedure. 

Veneers work to restore and strengthen frail and weak teeth. Your dentist might also recommend veneers to cover up imperfections, such as cracks, stains, or misshapen teeth. They are also a great option for misaligned teeth or if you have gaps in between your teeth.

Veneers are usually derived from porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin. Porcelain is a popular, sturdy, and stain-resistant material often the best match to your natural tooth enamel.

Veneers can either be created to match your teeth color or to whiten and brighten your teeth. During your personal consultation, your dentist can help you determine if veneers are right for you.

How do I get veneers?

The first step is your personal consultation to discuss your goals and choose the best type of veneers for your unique smile. You typically return for another appointment where your dentist prepares your teeth for your new veneers.

Your dentist shapes your existing teeth by removing a tiny amount of enamel from the surface. After your provider has prepared your mouth, a mold of your teeth is created and sent to a dental lab where your custom veneers are made.

Your veneers are sent back from the lab in approximately five to ten business days, and you return to the office where your dentist custom fits your veneers to each of your teeth. Your dentist prepares your teeth for the bonding process by carefully cleaning and etching the surface of your teeth and applying a special cement and light source to ensure the adhesive bonds securely to the porcelain.

What are the advantages of veneers?

Veneers offer many benefits, such as:

  • More cost-effectiveness than other dental treatments, such as crowns
  • Doesn’t involve invasive dental work
  • Stain resistance
  • Ability to brighten dark teeth 

Veneers are an effective and natural way to correct cracked, misshapen, or crooked teeth. They can protect and strengthen your teeth and are well tolerated by your gums.

Typically, you can expect your veneers to last between five to 15 years. They don’t require any special care other than brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp.

If you’re interested in learning more about how veneers can positively transform your smile, call Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. or schedule online today.

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