Veneers are thin shells that are made out of porcelain or ceramic. The shade of veneers, along with their shape and size are made to match your surrounding teeth so that they blend in perfectly.
Veneers are a relatively pain-free choice for several of our most oft-treated conditions, such as:
- Uneven Spacing
- Crooked Teeth
- Misshapen Teeth
- Mismatched Sizing
How is a dental veneer used?
We can accomplish a variety of things using dental veneers. By placing them on top of the teeth, we can close gaps, make teeth even in length, cover dark stains and create a uniform looking smile. In this way, veneers can create a smile that rivals the most famous Hollywood stars. In fact, many of them have had this procedure to create the smile you see today. The nice thing is that you don’t have to be famous to improve your smile. You simply need to call (510) 848-3143 and schedule an appointment to see our dentist.
The dental veneer process
We also use dental veneers for restorations. When teeth become cracked, chipped or broken, a veneer can be used to restore the tooth to its full functionality. As long as the tooth structure is intact, it is an excellent way to restore the appearance of a tooth while making it possible to eat and speak without feeling any discomfort. Here is a quick breakdown of our dental veneer process for our Alameda County patients:
The process begins with a visit to our Berkeley Dental office where you and your dental professional will review your goals, options, expectations so we can design tailor-made porcelain veneers for your specific needs. At this consultation, we will take a teeth impression to begin crafting your new veneers.
When you return for your next visit, we will provide you with a preliminary set of temporary veneers. We achieve this by removing small portions of enamel from your affected teeth. This minor reduction is a critical step of the process, as it allows for the laying of your new veneer flatly over your natural teeth with a dab of removable glue.
Treat your temporary veneers with care by gently brushing your teeth twice a day and by avoiding any harder foods that may misalign or dislodge them.
When your permanent veneers are ready, you will return to Berkeley Dental Center for one final visit. This time your dentist will replace the temporary veneers with your concluding set of permanent veneers. The first step of this final phase begins with the application of an adhesive that will allow for an advanced look at your new smile. At this point, you will be allowed to voice any thoughts or concerns so that the appropriate adjustments may occur before the final step.
Once you’re feeling good about your appearance, your dental specialist will meticulously clean the underlying teeth and bond the porcelain veneer into place permanently. When this last stage is complete, you’re all set to unveil your brand new shining smile to your Elmwood neighbors and beyond!
Recovery and maintenance
We recommend for patients recovering from this procedure to allow themselves time for plenty of rest. Should you experience any discomfort or pain during recovery, over the counter medications can be of help. A cold compress is also helpful in alleviating any swelling that may occur. Here are some essential things to keep in mind to ensure that the recovery process goes as smoothly as possible:
- Develop a nutritious diet
- Go easy on solid foods like apples or carrots
- Avoid biting fingernails or other such habits
- Maintain good oral hygiene habits
- Cut down on liquids that can weaken or stain the bond, like alcohol, tobacco, red wine, coffee, tea, etc
- Keep up your routine visits to Berkeley Dental
With proper oral care, you can rest assured that your shining new smile will shine for years! Call Berkeley Dental Center today to begin your journey toward the best Porcelain Veneers in Alameda County.
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