Dental veneers conceal your smile’s imperfections using small pieces of porcelain. At Novato Family Dental Care in Novato, California, dentists Clayton Perry, DDS, and Vincent Freemantle, DDS, create veneers that last for years using precise impressions of your teeth. To schedule a consultation appointment for veneers, call Novato Family Dental Care or book an appointment online today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are ultra-thin cosmetic dental restorations that attach to the outward surfaces of your teeth. Made of white porcelain, your veneers are designed according to the shapes, sizes, and colors of your natural teeth. With handcrafted veneers from Novato Family Dental Care, you can enjoy a uniform smile.
The team at Novato Family Dental Care creates veneers that are durable and resistant to staining. They can withstand normal biting and chewing without chipping or detaching from your teeth.
With veneers, you can continue your normal brushing and flossing routine to keep your teeth clean. In fact, you should continue prioritizing oral health and hygiene since great practices can extend the longevity of your veneers.
Who can benefit from veneers?
Veneers can conceal nearly every tooth imperfection, whether you were born with them or developed them due to wear-and-tear. The team at Novato Family Dental Care specializes in making veneers to cover teeth with:
Heavy staining and discoloration
Gaps and spaces
Mild to moderate rotation
Chips or cracks
If the tooth in question is a molar, a veneer isn’t the best choice for changing the way it looks. Instead, consider getting a crown that will protect the tooth and cover its imperfections.
What should I expect during a consultation for veneers?
The first step in getting veneers is a detailed consultation at Novato Family Dental Care. The team discusses your expectations and goals before examining your teeth. Then, they assess the shapes and dimensions of your teeth and your whole face. That helps them design veneers that don’t throw off your facial symmetry or proportions.
During your consultation, the team might also take X-rays of your teeth and give them a thorough examination. They can detect signs of disease or decay that you should address before getting veneers.
The team finalizes your consultation by taking impressions of your teeth to use to make your veneers. They place them later during a follow-up visit once the porcelain veneers are ready after removing a fine layer of enamel from the fronts of your teeth.
If you’re interested in learning more about veneers, call Novato Family Dental Care or schedule an appointment online today.