Get your smile in top shape with porcelain veneers in Murrieta, CA
At Scola Family Dentistry, we speak the language of “classic” cars and classic relationship-based family dentistry. So, to us, porcelain veneers are to dentistry what detailing is to the auto world. Cosmetic imperfections are eliminated. The true beauty of your smile is revealed. Porcelain veneers in Murrieta, CA, that are expertly designed and placed by Dr. Valerie Scola reveal a stunning, blemish-free smile by covering up existing gaps, chips, cracks, and other conditions.
Veneers, in action
As with all treatments at our office, you have to be a good candidate for veneers before moving forward with them. During an evaluation, Dr. Scola examines your teeth and gums to confirm that they are healthy. If active disease is present, it must be resolved before veneers are prepared and placed. She will also discuss considerations and behaviors that could affect the “lifespan” of your veneers, as well as your suitability for this particular type of procedure. Patients who grind or brux their teeth will probably be fitted with custom dental appliances to protect the veneers from damage. These appliances are worn during sleep when bruxers tend to grind their teeth and clench their jaws.
If we determine you are a great candidate for veneers, a small amount of natural enamel is removed from the treated tooth (or teeth). The alteration to the natural tooth is so minimal that it can often be done with little to no numbing anesthetic. The minimally invasive nature of the process also helps to reduce the risk of tooth sensitivity. After the teeth are prepared, molds or impressions are made of the treatment sites and surrounding areas. These molds serve as a guide for the skilled ceramists who will make your veneers from lifelike, durable dental porcelain. To protect the prepared teeth, you may wear temporary veneers while your permanent ones are being made in the lab.
Dr. Scola removes the temporary veneers as needed and places the permanent veneers on the front surfaces of the tooth. Due to precision planning and tooth reduction, the veneers should fit perfectly over the natural tooth surfaces – not bulky, oversized, or fake in appearance. Slight adjustments may be made at this time before cementing the veneers in place. Veneers resist stains, may be cared for easily (like natural teeth), and are a fantastic alternative to more invasive options such as straightening methods or restorations like crowns among patients with cosmetic concerns.
Educational Video on Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are thin hand crafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improves the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are as thin as contact lenses and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing colour. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers maybe right for you.
Shift your smile into top gear with natural-looking porcelain veneers. Call (951) 692-4221 to schedule your appointment at Scola Family Dentistry’s Murrieta office, servingresidents in and around Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Sun City, and Canyon Lake.