Porcelain Veneers in Vista, CA
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of teeth to correct slight color and positional irregularities – veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. Think about veneers this way: visualize them as a false nail that fits over your natural nail.
The advantage of porcelain veneers is that the teeth they are to be fitted to require only minimal reduction; this is a very conservative approach. The ideal veneer preparation is done only in enamel and does not extend into the “live,” or the dentin part of the tooth. The aesthetic results that can be achieved with porcelain veneers are extremely cosmetically pleasing and small misalignments or cosmetic blemishes can be easily fixed – often without the need for local anesthesia. If you’re looking for veneers in Vista, call Vista Dental Care & Specialty Center to see if this is the treatment for you!
The concept of biomimetics is when a man-made product is used to mimic and even strengthen existing biology; many studies show that porcelain veneers can strengthen existing teeth that are slightly worn down or broken. Veneers are chemically bonded to the existing tooth. They can help rebuild tooth structure that has been lost due to erosion, abrasion or trauma. Due to advances in modern materials porcelain veneers can be made to the highest level of accuracy and strength. Dental veneers are not advised for teeth that are severely misaligned or where more than 70% of existing tooth structure is missing.
The Veneers Process
Once you have been assessed by our dentist for suitability for dental veneers, a pre-treatment wax up is done by the lab on an impression and model. This allows us to visualize an end result to discuss with you the various options of tooth form and length. This pre-treatment wax up can then be transferred to the mouth with a temporary material and further modifications can be made. Once the patient and dentist are happy, the fitting is sent to the lab and final veneers are made to exact specifications. Often, teeth preparation for veneers does not require anesthetic, but if it does, a much smaller amount is anesthesia.
A 3D digital scan will then be taken with our TRIOS® 3Shape scanner and directly emailed to the lab. Our 3D scanner is also able to check the shade of your other teeth and digitally transfer this information to the lab technician making the color match an exact science rather than the usual guess. This also means you will not have to have impression material in your mouth which often leads to gagging. The lab will fabricate the veneers – the turnaround time is usually less than a week so patients do not have to use temporary restorations for very long. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Please contact Vista Dental Care & Specialty Center for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for veneers and to discuss pricing options and financing.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
When you make us your Dentist in Vista, you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. This includes dental implants, teeth whitening, root canal therapy, and many other types of general dentistry procedures. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long-term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include:
Sealants & Fluoride
Root Canal Therapy
Tooth Colored Fillings
Crowns & Bridges
We’re located at:
138 Civic Center Dr Ste 115
Vista, CA 92084