Visit Fremont, CA area dentist for cosmetic dental procedures including porcelain veneers
When patients are interested in cosmetic dental services, they are often ready to make aesthetic improvements to the appearance of their smile. Cosmetic services are best for patients in the Fremont, CA area who have a healthy smile but want to make changes to its appearance. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and the team at Starbrite Dental in Fremont, CA are dedicated to providing treatment options for patients to consider. Our dentist may recommend for some patients the advantages of creating and placing porcelain veneers.
Understanding porcelain veneers
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala may encourage patients to think about porcelain veneers when they want to enhance the teeth near the front of the smile which may be imperfect. Issues such as permanent staining, gaps between teeth, or unusually shaped teeth may be impacting the appearance of the smile and causing patients to feel self-conscious. Instead, patients can use porcelain veneers to disguise these imperfections. Porcelain veneers act as facing that cover the front of the teeth to make them integrate better into the smile and look more aesthetic. These facings are fabricated with porcelain, a material that is biocompatible with the smile and that appears similar to natural tooth enamel, ensuring integration into the smile.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Porcelain veneers work by covering the tooth’s appearance. They can be used to cover problems including:
- Gaps in between the teeth
- Misalignment of the teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
The facings are bonded onto the front of the tooth. These restorations are best for the teeth near the front of the smile, called the anterior teeth. They may be used in lieu of dental bonding or orthodontic work, ensuring a faster and more aesthetic change to the smile never before thought possible.
Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Any patient with an otherwise healthy smile but aesthetic improvements needed on the front teeth can benefit from the placement of porcelain veneers. To determine candidacy, we encourage patients to book a consultation appointment with our team to discuss their options. In some cases, we may suggest alternatives depending on the specific needs and desires of the patient.
What is the process of obtaining a porcelain veneer?
The first step in obtaining a veneer is to consult with a dentist such as Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of Starbrite Dental in Fremont, CA. Her team is here to assess patients and decide if they can benefit from any of our restorative procedures. During this consultation appointment, patients may want to ask about alternatives that they can consider as well. Once patients have chosen to move forward with porcelain veneers, they are encouraged to book an appointment for preparations. Preparations include filing down the front of the tooth before taking impressions of the tooth. These impressions are used by a ceramist to fabricate a porcelain veneer that will fit and bond perfectly over the tooth. Over a week or two, the restoration is made with the team at a reliable laboratory with a ceramist who pays close attention to the shape, color, and size of the final restoration. Once complete, patients come back into the practice to have their veneer bonded onto their tooth. The finished product appears as the natural tooth but disguises the tooth behind it and improves the aesthetics of the overall smile. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala is pleased to provide this option to patients who are ready to achieve a more attractive appearance without invasive procedures.
Are veneers reversible?
Because a portion of the natural tooth enamel is removed for the placement of the porcelain veneer, patients who choose this option should be dedicated to the process. This includes replacing the veneers when needed to maintain their appearance.
Schedule a visit with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala today!
At Starbrite Dental in Fremont, CA, we work hard to ensure patients have access to comprehensive, quality dental care solutions, including general and cosmetic services. With porcelain veneers, patients can achieve a smile they are proud to share with others. We welcome patients into our practice for the care and attention they need to address issues with their teeth and gums. Call 510-795-7786 today to book a consultation visit with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala at 38350 Fremont Boulevard, Suite #103.