Porcelain Veneers

Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry

General, Cosmetic and Family Dentists located in Santa Clarita Valley, Valencia, CA

Consider giving yourself a picture-perfect smile with porcelain veneers from Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry. You can get a fast cosmetic correction for many aesthetic issues. Get durable and natural-looking veneers at the locations in Valencia, California. If you’re in the Santa Clarita Valley area and you’d like to learn more about veneers at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, call the office or use the online form to schedule an appointment today.

Porcelain Veneers

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are very thin covers applied to the front surfaces of your teeth to correct an array of aesthetic issues. Each veneer is custom-made in a dental lab that specializes in top-quality restorations, and they’re tinted to match your other teeth so they provide a naturally beautiful result that blends in perfectly.

What issues can porcelain veneers correct?

Veneers can give you fast, beautiful cosmetic corrections for issues such as:

  • Gaps and spaces between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Deeply stained or discolored teeth
  • Teeth that are misshapen or appear too small
  • Teeth with worn or uneven edges
  • Chipped teeth or teeth with very small, superficial cracks
  • Overall tooth shape and proportioning

Unlike with crowns, porcelain veneers keep most of the natural tooth in-tact– only a small portion of enamel is removed to place the veneers. Talk with the dentists at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry about what veneers can do for you.

How are porcelain veneers made and applied?

Porcelain veneers require two office visits in most cases. During your first visit, the dentist prepares your tooth by removing a small amount of surface material on the front to provide the extra room necessary for the veneer to rest on the tooth surface in line with the other tooth surfaces. Then, the dentist takes an impression of the tooth for the dental lab where the veneer is crafted just for you. Finally, you receive a temporary veneer to protect your tooth.

At the second visit, the dentist removes your temporary veneer and cleans your tooth surface. The dentist then applies the permanent veneer using a special strong bonding agent, buffing and polishing to both match surrounding teeth and to create proper bite alignment between upper and lower teeth.

Can veneers be whitened?

No. Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains and discoloration than natural teeth. However, if a veneer does become discolored, that resistance to stains also makes it resistant to whitening agents. This means if the discoloration bothers you, you’ll need to replace the veneer. You may consider getting your teeth whitened before having veneers applied to make sure the veneers match your natural teeth when they look their brightest.