Fix chipped, cracked, and broken teeth with porcelain veneers
Patients self-conscious about the appearance of their smile may want to take the time to learn more about cosmetic dentistry solutions like porcelain veneers. At Kitty Hawk Dental Care in Livermore, California, men and women with imperfections on the teeth near the front of the smile may be great candidates for porcelain veneers. This popular aesthetic treatment can quickly and easily disguise problem areas of the smile in two appointments!
What are porcelain veneers?
Dr. Kimberly King is pleased to offer porcelain veneers as a means by which patients can fix their smiles and achieve their desired level of smile enhancement. Porcelain veneers are best described as wafer-thin shells of ceramic that are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal solution for those who have misshapen teeth, teeth that are too small or large for the smile, those with gapped teeth, cracked teeth, chipped teeth, and more. Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that can be used on a single tooth or multiple teeth to provide an overall smile makeover that looks natural and beautiful!
What is involved in the placement of porcelain veneers?
Placing porcelain veneers will typically require at least two appointments at Kitty Hawk Dental Care in Livermore. During the initial appointment, Dr. Kimberly King will determine if veneers are suitable for the patient and will go over the various aspects of treatment. Once it is determined that veneers are an ideal solution, the teeth will be prepared for placement. That involves a small amount of enamel being removed from the front surfaces of the teeth to provide a more secure bond for veneer placement. Impressions will be made, which will be used by our dental laboratory to create custom-made veneers. In the meantime, temporary veneers may be placed on the teeth.
At the second appointment, Dr. King will remove the temporary veneers, and she will check the permanent veneers for fit. Once she is confident that the veneers fit perfectly, they will be bonded to the teeth using a strong dental cement. Patients will then be able to leave our office with a brand-new and beautiful smile!
Call Kitty Hawk Dental Care today!
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and whether or not they are suitable for you, call the office at (925) 371-8880 and book an appointment with our team.