What is the process of receiving porcelain dental veneers in the San Jose area?
One common restoration used in cosmetic dentistry that plays a huge part in improving patient smiles is dental veneers. San Jose dentist, Dr. Lokhandwala, offers porcelain veneers for patients who want to disguise imperfections within their smile. Whether a patient wants to improve one tooth or wants to renovate the way he or she looks with a complete smile makeover, dental veneers can help.
Veneers are pieces of porcelain that are made extremely thin, and are shaped and bonded to the front of teeth. This may be done for a number of reasons. Perhaps the tooth is misaligned, or severely stained or discolored. Maybe the tooth is chipped or cracked, and could benefit from a veneer. Additionally, veneers can be placed over teeth that need to be reshaped, such as those that are too short or not as aesthetically pleasing as the rest of the teeth. Whatever it may be, Dr. Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental offers porcelain veneers for transforming patient smiles.
Veneers can be placed in as little as two weeks. The process is relatively simple. After a consultation, the patient will schedule an initial preparation appointment. At this appointment, patients will rest in the dentist’s chair and Dr. Lokhandwala will remove a thin layer of enamel from the teeth being covered with veneers. Then, an impression is taken of the teeth. This is sent to an outside laboratory, along with information such as the color and shade of the teeth, for fabrication. The laboratory creates the porcelain veneer (or veneers) to send to the dentist within a week or two. The patient will then arrive back at the office for the placement of the veneers. Dr. Lokhandwala will bond the veneers to the front of the natural teeth, allowing the patient to walk out of the practice with a brand new, stunning smile!
Patients who are considering the benefits that porcelain veneers can provide, or who want to learn about all the cosmetic restorations available in Dr. Lokhandwala’s practice, can contact StarBrite Dental today to schedule a consultation appointment.