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Porcelain Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

Walking out of the door with a big smile on your face is a lovely way to start the day. But if your teeth are discolored or misshapen, you may be wary of flashing your pearly whites. Mountainside Dental Care can help. Our dental professionals, led by Dr. Steven M. Wolfram, can apply porcelain veneers to enhance your smile and boost your confidence. From our state-of-the-art clinic in Yucaipa, CA, we offer a wide range of family and cosmetic dentistry services. Professional porcelain veneer application is just one of our team’s many specialties. If you want to improve the look of your smile with a safe, simple solution, call to ask about porcelain veneers today.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain that covers your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers resemble natural teeth, and they can remedy a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Whether you need to restore the aesthetic appeal to one tooth or more, porcelain veneers can help. They are semi-permanent solutions to help increase your self-esteem and enable you to smile confidently in public.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are among the best solutions for correcting a less-than-perfect smile. Mountainside Dental Care knows that you want to laugh openly, speak freely, and smile with impunity around friends, family, and colleagues. But stained or cracked teeth will make you less likely to do so. Veneers are a cosmetic enhancement that can correct or cover:

  • Size and shape discrepancies
  • Discolorations or stains
  • Small gaps or misalignment issues
  • Cracks or chips
  • Excessive wear

Determining if Porcelain Veneers Are Right for You

While porcelain veneers may seem like an ideal solution, they are not right for everyone. To ensure your veneers are effective, you must be in good oral health. Candidates for porcelain veneers have healthy teeth and gums. They must also have sufficient tooth enamel to serve as a strong bonding surface for veneers. Furthermore, it is essential to have moderately straight teeth. Veneers can correct minor misalignment issues, but anything more could put too much pressure on them and cause cracks. If you want to enhance the appearance of your smile, schedule a consultation with the experts at Mountainside Dental Care. We will examine your mouth and explain your options.

Understanding the Porcelain Veneer Procedure

Receiving porcelain veneers is a multi-step process. The first stage involves a consultation at our inviting clinic in Yucaipa, CA. We will help you determine whether porcelain veneers are right for you and discuss your budget and desired outcome. If we decide to proceed, we will schedule a preparation visit. During this appointment, we will remove a layer of tooth enamel to make room for veneer placement on your teeth. We will then take an impression of your teeth to aid in the creation of your veneers and determine the appropriate shade to match your existing tooth color. Lab technicians will create your veneers using the specifications gathered during this preparation appointment. Finally, your last appointment will be for veneer placement. We will begin by ensuring the veneers match your color and shape requirements. Next, our dental specialists will clean, polish, and etch your teeth to prepare for veneer placement. We will apply the veneers to your teeth using quick-drying bonding cement. After the cement has cured, you can go about your day with a bright new smile.

What to Expect from Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers do not require any special care. But it is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing to maximize their lifespan. Though porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, we also recommend avoiding stain-causing foods and beverages. If you treat your porcelain veneers well, they can last for up to 15 years. Please continue to see the team at Mountainside Dental Care so that we can monitor your veneers and make recommendations about how to keep them looking their best through the years.

Contact Mountainside Dental Care for a Consultation Today

If self-consciousness about your smile causes you to clench your teeth when you would otherwise be laughing, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Mountainside Dental Care offers these dental solutions to patients throughout Yucaipa, CA, and the surrounding area. We want everyone to be proud of their smile. Porcelain veneers can mask stains, cracks, minor alignment issues, and more. Following their application, you will experience the satisfaction of a bright, white smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.