If you have large gaps between your teeth or if you have teeth that are misshapen, stained, or slanted, then you may be interested in veneers. Cosmetic veneers are thin porcelain facets that are placed on the front of your teeth to correct their appearance, shape, or misalignment.
Veneers - whether Lumineers or traditional porcelain veeners – are a convenient way to prepare your smile for important upcoming events such as formal parties, weddings, family gatherings, and more!
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are often used as a way to improve the appearance of teeth if they are worn down or broken, but they can also strengthen your teeth by correcting their natural alignment and shape. The benefits of porcelain veneers are as follows:
- Veneers are functional in the mouth for an average of 10 years.
- Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
- They are made from very strong, durable materials.
- Veneers are semi-translucent.
- Your self-esteem will improve greatly.
- You will feel confident about your smile.
- Veneers motivate people to stay on top of their oral hygiene (so that they do not ruin their veneers).
- Veneers leave a large majority of your teeth intact.
Newport Beach Porcelain Veneer Before and After Photos
To have an idea of the transformational power of veneers, please refer to our before/after photos below of actual patients who received porcelain veneers from Dr. Steve Ngo at Image Dental OC.
“Wow. I’m speechless. Thank you so much Dr. Ngo for my amazing NEW smile!”
“I hadn’t realized just how effective veneers were until I smiled for the first time right after they were placed by Dr. Ngo. Thank you!”
For more before and photos, please visit our porcelain veneers before and after gallery.
The Veneers Procedure - What to Expect
The veneer procedure requires multiple visits to the dentist. The first visit will involve an examination and treatment plan for the procedure. The dentist will check your teeth to make sure veneers are appropriate for your situation. The dentist may also move forward with the next step on the first visit and will begin to prepare your tooth for the veneer.
In order for the veneer to fit on your tooth, the dentist will have to remove a small layer of tooth structure where the veneer will be placed. This process is irreversible, so make sure you speak to your dentist about it carefully before you begin. Once the layer is removed, your dentist will make an impression of the modified tooth structure to be used to make the veneer.
While the custom veneer is being created in a dental lab, you'll be able to wear a temporary one to keep your exposed enamel protected. The next visit will be the bonding step. Your dentist will test the veneer on your tooth to see if it fits properly before using dental cement to permanently bond it to the tooth.
The Lumineers® Difference
If you're concerned about the permanent damage to your teeth, you may want to ask your dentist about Lumineers. These paper-thin veneer alternatives don't require any preparation of your natural teeth.
Lumineers are thin enough to fit directly on the surface of a damaged tooth, yet strong and effective enough to fix cracks, chips, discolorations, or misalignments. If your teeth need to be repaired, talk to your dentist about the possibility of using Lumineers as an alternative to traditional porcelain veneers.
What’s the Best Veneers Option for You?
If you’re interested in veneers in Orange County, then please call our office @ 949.760.0363 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Our veneers dentist, Dr. Steve Ngo, will carefully go over your options and recommend the best treatment that satisfies your budget and needs.
Veneers are a convenient way to prepare your smile for upcoming important events!