Want a fantastic smile that lights up a room? You may have countless teeth imperfections, but dental veneers from Artistry in Smiles in Los Banos, California, can bring forth a massive difference in your smile. And the best part? Porcelain veneers can improve your appearance without compromising the natural aesthetics of your grin.
Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain mounted to the front teeth to improve their appearance. They are custom-made to fit your teeth’ specifications, match surrounding teeth, and accentuate the shape and contour of your smile. Given the versatility of veneers, they have become increasingly popular in cosmetic dentistry. Dentists use veneers to eliminate multiple smile flaws, including:
Dr. Benjamin Seaton prefers porcelain veneers because they are natural-looking — no one can tell you have undergone a smile enhancement procedure unless you point it out. Besides, porcelain veneers are durable enough to last for many years with proper care.
In the first appointment, Dr. Seaton reviews your smile goals and examines your mouth to see if veneers are a good fit for you. If you’re given the go-ahead for veneer installation, the next step is to prep your teeth. This procedure involves etching out a small portion of your tooth enamel to accommodate your veneers and is done under anesthesia to eliminate any discomfort.
We then take your bite impressions to ensure that your final veneers match the exact specifications of your smile. Next, Dr. Seaton sends the images to a dental lab to fabricate your veneers, and you will have to wear temporaries for about two weeks until your permanent restorations are ready.
In the second appointment, we remove the temporaries and try out your new veneers before permanent installation. After necessary adjustments, we use dental cement and a special light to secure your veneers in place.