Are Veneers a Good Option for Me?
By Frank R. Skiba, DDS
March 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

An unsightly, slightly misaligned or discolored tooth can make anyone feel as though their smile is not up to par. Luckily, veneers can veneersrepair these imperfections and more. However, you may not know if dental veneers are a good option for you. Find out what makes for a good candidate for veneers and what veneers can do for your smile with Dr. Frank Skiba in Walnut Creek, CA.

Are veneers a good option for me? 
Unfortunately, not everyone is a great candidate for veneers. Those considering dental veneers should be free of any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. While veneers cannot decay themselves, the teeth on which they attach can, making a strong oral care routine in conjunction with routine dental examinations and cleanings crucial in keeping your veneers and natural teeth healthy and clean. Additionally, patients considering veneers should also understand that teeth whitening treatments do not work on porcelain veneers.

How can veneers benefit my smile? 
The most obvious benefit of veneers is the rejuvenation your smile will see afterward. Veneers can change the color, shape, length and width of your teeth. Thanks to the versatility of veneers, these changes can be as subtle or as dominant as you want. You can work with your dentist to plan exactly how you wish to see your smile after your veneer procedure. Your new veneers will cover the imperfections in your smile, boosting your confidence and self-esteem to make you feel as great as your teeth will look.

Dental Veneers in Walnut Creek, CA
Dental veneers are a permanent and non-reversible procedure which take several appointments with your dentist to complete. The first appointment will include preparing your teeth and taking an impression of your mouth for the dental laboratory responsible for creating your veneers. Depending on the veneer system, your dentist may place temporary veneers on the teeth to protect them until your final restorations return to their office. Your second appointment will take place about two weeks later, where your dentist will permanently attach your new veneers to your prepared teeth after removing the temporary restorations.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Frank Skiba at his practice in Walnut Creek, CA. Call 925-934-8149 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Skiba today!