Dental Veneers in Hemet, CA
Everyone wants a perfect smile, and at our Hemet dental office, we believe that the best smile is one that is healthy. However, we know some individuals have poor self-confidence or esteem because of small aesthetic flaws in their teeth, such as cracks or discolorations. One of the solutions available to patients at Glenn C. DelaRoca DDS is the application of dental veneers in Hemet, CA, which focus on reshaping the smile without performing several smaller treatments.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shields that sit on the front and sides of the teeth. They are typically made of porcelain or a tooth-colored composite resin and are bonded to the teeth. When taken care of, these shields can survive for 20 years without replacement. Dental veneers near you are used to mask cosmetic errors, including:
- Small gaps between teeth
- Discoloration from smoking, drinking dyed beverages, or medication
- Cracks or chips on the teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Teeth that are longer or shorter than the others
Receiving veneers will take multiple visits because the permanent veneers need to be molded and then created in a lab. During your initial visit at Glenn C. DelaRoca DDS, an exam is necessary to make sure the teeth are healthy. Afterward, the mouth is numbed, and the dentist shaves away one-eighth millimeter of the surface enamel to make room for the veneers. A temporary model is placed on the teeth to protect the exposed surface.
After two weeks, the patient can return to the dentist. The temporary veneers are removed, and the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. The permanent veneers are tested, and final adjustments can be made. They are then bonded to the teeth and are ready for use.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
As mentioned before, veneers that are well taken care of can be on the teeth for up to twenty years. Patients should continue to brush regularly and use mouthwash to help keep the teeth clean. They should also avoid crunching down on hard materials like nuts or ice cubes, as this can cause the porcelain or resin to crack, shatter, or become detached from the teeth.
Lumineers®️ by Cerinate®️ from DenMat Labs is a unique type of porcelain veneer. Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain ceramic that are bonded to the front of your teeth. All veneers cover up crooked, discolored, stained, misshapen or chipped teeth. Veneers are a quick and easy solution to flawed teeth that deliver a bright white smile. However, Lumineers®️ are even more amazing. Glenn C. DelaRoca DDS offers Lumineers when you’re ready for the best smile of your life.
Veneers typically require you to have a tiny bit of your tooth surface removed to make a perfect fit between your tooth and the veneer. This isn’t painful, but it does mean the veneer is permanently attached to your tooth. If the veneer is damaged through accident or age, they must be replaced. Standard porcelain veneers are tough, long-lasting and resistant to stains and damage, although it is possible to chip them by chewing ice or your fingernails. They can be stained by heavy consumption of densely pigmented beverages, like red wine or coffee. Without such damage, veneers can last a decade before needing a touch-up.
What to Expect
Getting veneers isn’t a challenging process. Come see us at Glenn C. DelaRoca DDS, and we can prepare your teeth and take the impressions that are used as a guide for your custom-made veneers. At your next appointment, we make sure your new Lumineers are a perfect fit. Placing them requires no removal of any of your tooth surface, so all that’s left is placing adhesive and fitting the Lumineers over them.
Book your appointment today at Glenn C. DelaRoca in Hemet, CA. We also welcome you if you reside in East Hemet, San Jacinto, Egan, Ramona Bowl, and Lake Crest Estates.