Cosmetic Dentists, Implant Dentists, Pedodontists & General Dentists in the Central Coast and Bakersfield, California

Veneers are an excellent way to improve the appearance of your smile dramatically. The team at CaliDental, located in Seaside, Paso Robles, Lancaster, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, and Lompoc, California, offers customized porcelain veneers to help you create a beautiful and attractive smile. For a consultation about how veneers can help you, call or schedule an appointment online with their office today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that uses thin, porcelain overlays bonded to the surface of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are strictly cosmetic and don’t make your teeth stronger or treat oral disease.

Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth and offer an excellent alternative to crowns or other, more expensive cosmetic options. They are quite durable and should last a long time, but may need replacing after several years.

When should I consider veneers?

Your dentist may recommend veneers if you have cosmetic problems with your teeth that may cause you to feel self-conscious or less than confident.

Veneers help restore your smile when you have:

  • Crooked or misshapen teeth
  • Chipped or worn teeth 
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth
  • Small or large teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth

Veneers help to create a uniform, beautiful set of teeth that helps brighten your smile and boost your confidence.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers offer many benefits for those who want to effectively improve their smile. Some benefits of veneers include:

  • Fast results
  • No downtime
  • Long-term effects
  • Instant smile improvement
  • Natural-looking appearance

Porcelain veneers resist stains and protect your smile from discoloration due to coffee, wine, and tea. Because your dental team customizes your veneers to fit your smile, they look and feel entirely natural.  

What does veneer placement entail?

Typically, the process of placing your veneers takes two visits. During your first visit, the team at CaliDental prepares and takes impressions of your teeth. They choose a color for your veneer that looks natural for your smile.

A trusted dental laboratory creates your customized veneer, and then you return for your second visit. During this visit, your dentist bonds the surface to your natural tooth using a specially formulated adhesive. They use a light to harden and set the bond.

This process is painless. You won’t need any anesthesia or numbing medication when you have your veneers placed. The team gives you instructions that help to extend the life of your veneers, complete with guidelines for regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings.

To see if veneers can help improve your smile, call or schedule an appointment online with CaliDental today.