What are the uses of porcelain veneers for Fremont area patients?
One method commonly used by dentists in and around the Fremont area for rejuvenating a smile and addressing permanent imperfections is with porcelain veneers. These restorations provide amazing ways of rejuvenating the smile in a fast and effective manner, while also offering long-term results.
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental in Fremont has many uses for porcelain veneers. They can be used to disguise problems such as permanent staining, breakage, unusually shaped teeth, misalignment, and small spaces between the natural teeth. This is done by fabricating special shells made of porcelain to bond over the front of the teeth. By doing so, patients can cover most any problem within their smile without extensive cosmetic work.
Porcelain veneers are made using impressions of the natural teeth after preparation. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala has to prepare the teeth by removing a thin portion of the natural enamel. Then, impressions are taken and sent to an outside laboratory. At this laboratory, a ceramist uses the mold to create custom veneers, which are made to match the existing natural teeth for beautiful integration into the smile. Cosmetics are important when matching porcelain veneers to the smile to ensure they look great when bonded into place. This process can take a week or two and requires patients to return when completed to have them put in place. At this second appointment, patients come in to have their veneers bonded on and leave with a brand new smile! The entire process from consultation visit to the final placement of the veneers may take several weeks, but the results are amazing! Patients often wonder why they hadn’t considered porcelain veneers sooner when other restorative treatments failed to provide optimum results.
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala loves how versatile porcelain veneers can be and enjoys the benefits they provide to her patients. She often recommends them over cosmetic dental bonding for their value, longevity, and ability to transform a smile. If you are interested in learning more about veneers or other cosmetic services, contact StarBrite Dental today!