Veneers, also referred to as ‘porcelain veneers’, are basically shells or layers of porcelain which are placed on the surface of the teeth and help correct problems such as incorrect tooth alignment, discoloration, cracks, chips and worn-out enamel.
While veneers are typically understood to be a cosmetic dentistry treatment, they have more use than simply creating beautiful white smiles and shapely, well-aligned teeth. Veneers are also effective in protecting the damaged teeth surface and can minimize the requirement for any further extensive treatments.
Dr. Elizabeth Tran has many years of experience as a cosmetic dentist and has produced some of the best results with dental veneers La Habra and Santa Ana have to offer.
At Smooth Dental Group, Dr. Elizabeth Tran may recommend veneers as a line of treatment in the following cases:
The bonding between the porcelain veneer and the original tooth is extremely important as besides offering the desirable aesthetic perfection, it also facilitates optimum veneer function. Dr. Tran will place a special light-sensitive resin between the veneer and the tooth and harden it with the help of a curing light.
Finally, she will remove all the excess cement and assess your bite. This will allow her to make any necessary final adjustments to the veneer. Patients are usually required to return to the dental clinic for their follow-up appointment after a few weeks following the treatment. During this appointment, Dr. Tran analyzes the response of the gums to the veneer and reassess the positioning of the veneer.
Veneers are long-lasting and may not require replacement for several years. However, it is critical to visit your dentist for dental cleanings and routine examinations in order to maintain good oral health and enhance the life of your dental restorations.
A strong emphasis is placed on the aftercare of dental veneers. It is difficult to repair fractured or chipped porcelain veneers. There will be significant time and costs involved in the replacement of damaged restorations.
For those patients who are used to clenching or grinding their teeth, Dr. Tran may fit them with a special bite guard for nighttime wear. This will save the veneers from getting damaged.