Porcelain veneers are an attractive and versatile cosmetic dentistry solution for quickly transforming damaged and discolored teeth into seamless elements of a world-class smile. Veneers are made of a durable, semi-translucent material that is custom-crafted to resemble your natural tooth enamel and give you a stunning, confident smile.
To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, contact the DENTAL STUDIO today online or at 415-392-5025 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist. Our San Francisco office helps patients from San Rafael, Oakland, Berkeley and the rest of the Bay Area.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to conceal a number of aesthetic issues. The color, shape and size of dental veneers are tailored to meet your unique specifications so that they can blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural smile.
During the procedure, the dentist will first remove a small amount of your tooth’s outer surface to make room for the veneer. Dental veneers need only a slight tooth alteration and provide remarkably durable, beautiful and natural-looking results.
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution for patients who want to conceal cosmetic flaws such as:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Worn teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Uneven teeth
Veneers are not “caps.” They are custom-crafted to appear just like natural, sparkling teeth. Almost all patients who get porcelain veneers report that the results exceed their expectations.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
We understand that you want to improve the appearance of your teeth while still maintaining a natural look and feel. With dental veneers, your treatment is tailored just for you, so your results always look beautiful and natural, never fake.
The porcelain material used provides an authentic sheen like your other teeth. Rather than having a flat, opaque appearance, porcelain veneers have a natural, translucent luster.
Some of the most significant benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- Custom-crafted into a unique size and shape to meet your individual needs
- Matched to the color of your existing or ideal teeth to provide natural results
- Resistant to staining
- Non-invasive procedure
Alone or as part of a smile makeover, veneers can greatly improve the appearance of almost any smile.
Dental veneers are sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics" due to their ability to reshape your smile without the need for braces. Not only can porcelain veneers mask discolored or damaged teeth, they can also:
- Make shorter teeth more proportionate
- Create an improved overall arc to your bite
- Make your teeth appear more symmetrical
- Splint minor cracks in teeth
While porcelain veneers are a great solution for addressing teeth that suffer from minor surface-level damage, they are not usually appropriate for teeth that are significantly misaligned or seriously damaged. Depending on the unique circumstances of your situation, our dentists may recommend Invisalign or another treatment to correct problems with your bite.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Much like your own teeth, the amount of time that you can expect your veneers to last depends greatly on how well you care for them. With sufficient care, these remarkably durable restorations can last for years, even decades, to come.
To properly maintain your veneers, your daily oral hygiene routine should consist of:
- Brushing for at least two minutes after every meal with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
- Flossing twice a day to prevent plaque buildup.
- Meeting regularly with the dentist every six months or as otherwise recommended. This will allow your veneers to be closely monitored as part of your ongoing dental commitment.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Every smile is different. The cost of your porcelain veneers may vary from that of another patient. The best way to get a clear picture of what you can expect to pay is by meeting personally with the dentist in a free consultation.
During this important meeting, the dentist will assess your current state of oral health and explain all of your options, including cost estimates of all treatments that may be appropriate for your specific needs and goals.
Schedule Your Free Porcelain Veneers Consultation Today
To discuss your candidacy for porcelain veneers in a free consultation, please contact the DENTAL STUDIO today by completing the form on this page or calling 415-392-5025. We welcome patients from all around the Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Rafael, Oakland and Berkeley.