Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped porcelain shells. They are meant to fit over your existing teeth and cover up their front surfaces. Once they’re in place, veneers look, feel, and function just like real teeth.
Because they cover up the natural enamel of your tooth, they are very versatile, and can be used to treat almost any problem with your smile. From covering up stains, to enlarging misshapen teeth and even covering up minor chips, veneers are an ideal solution for most cosmetic dentistry patients in the Modesto area.
Veneers have lots of benefits. As mentioned, they are extremely versatile, and can be used to cover up almost any cosmetic flaw. They also are the most durable and long-lasting cosmetic dentistry treatment available today. Porcelain veneers can last 10-20 years with proper care, and they will never become stained or discolored.
You also can care for them just like natural teeth. Brush and floss normally, and see Dr. Acree in Modesto for a checkup every six months. However, to make sure they last a long time, you should avoid biting into really hard foods or chewing non-food objects. If you grind your teeth, you should also wear a mouthguard at night to protect your veneers.
Of course, the biggest benefit is that you will have a beautiful, flawless smile. You’ll feel more confident when you smile, laugh, speak, and eat around others. You’ll even look younger, since stained and damaged teeth are often associated with aging. Interested in saving money for your dental care? Ask about our in-office dental savings plan today!
To begin, Dr. Acree will need to examine your mouth and determine if veneers are right for you. Some oral health problems, such as active gum disease or tooth decay, may prevent you from getting cosmetic dentistry.
After you’ve been approved for treatment, you’ll schedule your next appointment in Modesto. At this appointment, Dr. Acree will clean and numb your mouth. Then, he will gently trim away a very thin layer of enamel. This is done to make room for your porcelain veneers, and to ensure they don’t affect your bite. Then, he will take impressions and scans of your teeth. This information is used by our partner dental lab to build your veneers.
You will be sent home with a set of temporary veneers to cover up and protect your teeth. Dr. Acree will work with a dental lab to build your permanent set of veneers, which should arrive at our office within a few weeks.
When your permanent veneers have arrived, you’ll come to our office for your final appointment. Dr. Acree will double-check the fit of each veneer and make any necessary minor adjustments. Then, he will bond each one into place. Finally, he’ll give you some tips on how to care for your new teeth, then send you home to enjoy your brilliant, brand-new smile.