Archie Dental Group
Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Elk Grove, CA
Cosmetic defects like stains, cracks, and mild misalignments can hold you back from feeling confident about your smile. At Archie Dental Group in Elk Grove, California, Thaddous Archie, DDS, and his talented team offer porcelain veneers to patients looking to take their smile to the next level. To get started on your brighter, healthy-looking smile, call the office, or book an appointment online today.
Porcelain Veneers Q&A
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded and placed over the visible, outer-facing portion of your teeth to enhance the look of your smile. They’re shaped and colored to look like natural teeth, allowing them to blend in with your smile while improving its appearance.
Why would I need porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can drastically improve the appearance of your smile by addressing several cosmetic concerns, such as:
- Discoloration from stains or aging
- Teeth that have been chipped, cracked, or worn down
- Significant gaps between teeth or crowding
- Misshapen teeth or mild rotation
Porcelain veneers also carry several advantages and benefits, such as:
- Stain resistance
- Minimal invasiveness
By correcting minor imperfections while maintaining the look and feel of your natural teeth, porcelain veneers are an excellent option for those looking to enhance their smile.
The veneers may be used to correct the look of one tooth or to revamp your entire smile.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers keep your smile looking sparkling for years. They’re designed to last at least five years and usually keep your smile at its best for decades.
Some porcelain veneers are heat and pressure treated when made in the lab. This gives them the potential to last indefinitely.
If you need significant changes in your smile, veneers are superior to bonding, which corrects minor chips and usually lasts about six months.
How do I get porcelain veneers?
The first step in getting porcelain veneers is to book a consultation with the talented dentists at Archie Dental Group. They’ll examine your teeth and gums to determine whether they’re healthy enough to have porcelain veneers. Veneers require that you have a significant amount of healthy enamel on your teeth and that you don’t grind your teeth while you sleep.
If the dental team determines you’re a good candidate for veneers, they’ll take a mold or image of your teeth to a lab. The lab constructs your surfaces to match your smile’s shape and coloration.
Once your veneers have been constructed, your dentist shaves off a thin layer of enamel from your natural teeth, places the veneers, and bonds them to your teeth using a permanent dental sealant, instantly brightening up your smile!
To learn more about how the team at Archie Dental Group can use porcelain veneers to make your smile more radiant, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.
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