We can improve your smile, giving you the look you want, quickly and easily with the placement of porcelain veneers. Dr. Keith and Dr. Gibbs can cover your front teeth with thin porcelain shell manipulating your teeths size, shape, and color with a thin porcelain shell. Our team at Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek can make a difference in as little as two office visits, giving your smile an entirely new, upgraded look.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dr. Keith and Dr. Gibbs can dramatically improve the position, size, color and shape of your teeth in a natural and easy way. Veneers are fingernail-thin, porcelain laminates that are applied to the front side of the teeth. Metal-free, porcelain laminates maintain the natural translucency and vitality of your teeth. Unlike crowns, veneers don't necessarily require the removal of too much tooth structure. These beautiful restorations are fabricated in a dental laboratory and will give you a fresh new look.
What Veneers Can Do
We are able to place dental veneers on the front eight teeth that are most visible - four on top, four on bottom. These are some of the ways veneers can give you a new look:
|We can give your front teeth the appearance of being straighter.
|We can fill in gaps between your front teeth.
|We can give your teeth the appearance of being even.
|We can help teeth look longer, or shorter, for patients who have unusually long or short front teeth.
|We can cover teeth that have been chipped or fractured.
|We can cover teeth that have been permanently stained due to fluorosis.
|We can cover teeth that have a dirty or dingy appearance from years of coffee drinking or smoking.
How We Place Veneers
Customized porcelain veneers can be created for you in just two appointments. Dr. Keith or Dr. Gibbs will begin with discussing and evaluating your needs. They will then be able to make recommendations including the placement of dental veneers. We will take a mold or impression which will then be sent to a dental lab.
Once we have received your veneers, we will meet to properly fit your veneers. Your placement will begin with reducing the front surface of your tooth to better fit your veneer. A portion of your front tooth will need to be removed, as may some of the sides or the crown. We will also need to etch, most likely using an acid wash, to create a roughened surface to allow for better adhesion. Your veneer is then cemented into place. The hold will be strong and durable, lasting most patients, if properly cared for, at least two years, if not longer. We will check the status of your veneers at each checkup.
Contact our office in Walnut Creek, CA. Our dentists, Dr. Keith and Dr. Gibbs are here to answer your questions about dental veneers, and giving your front teeth the look that you want. Contact our front office at (925) 266-3550.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Do You Have To Maintain Veneers?
Veneers typically require the same maintenance as natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are essential. While veneers themselves don't decay, the health of the underlying tooth and surrounding gums is crucial. Professional cleanings and check-ups every six months are generally recommended to maintain their appearance and longevity.
When Should Someone Get Veneers?
Veneers are ideal for individuals looking to improve the appearance of their smile. They're a great choice for correcting issues like discoloration, chips, gaps, or misshapen teeth. If you're considering veneers, a consultation with your dentist can determine if they are the right option for your dental needs and cosmetic goals.
Are Veneers Removable?
Once applied, veneers are not designed to be removed. They are permanently bonded to your teeth and are considered a long-term solution to improving your smile.