Porcelain Veneers In Visalia, CA
As part of renewing the appearance of your smile, our dental practice can cover your anterior teeth with cosmetic porcelain veneers. Steven C. Kindy, DDS provides porcelain veneers along with many other cosmetic solutions to the people of Visalia, Tulare, and Exeter.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin layers of dental porcelain which are permanently placed onto the teeth you wish were more aesthetically appealing by our Visalia dentist. Prior to placement, impressions are taken, the targeted tooth or teeth are prepared, and the veneer is cemented in place at a second office visit.
The reason dental porcelain is used in veneers is because of its cosmetic and practical appeal. Porcelain is similar in appearance to natural, healthy teeth; both materials are bright white, semi-translucent, and have a smooth texture. This means that your veneer will blend in with neighboring teeth when you smile. Additionally, porcelain is strong enough to bear the stress of chewing, so veneers can last for over a decade. However, if you maintain a proper oral hygiene routine, refrain from biting on hard objects like ice and your fingernails, and visit Dr. Kindy every six months for a cleaning and exam, porcelain veneers can last for several decades.
Why Porcelain Veneers?
The porcelain veneers our Visalia dentist provides can serve two primary purposes. They change the shape of the teeth on which they are placed, and they can cover up any staining these teeth may have.
The results of porcelain veneers are similar to composite bonding and teeth whitening, but tend to have more successful results. Porcelain is stronger than the composite resin used in bonding, and so veneers can last much longer with fewer dietary restrictions than bonding. Teeth whitening is effective in lifting stains off of teeth if those stain came from external factors, such as the consumption of tea and coffee or smoking. However, if your teeth are deeply stained or the stains are a result of intrinsic factors such as trauma, the use of certain medications, and aging, then a teeth whitening product will not serve your needs. By placing porcelain veneers over teeth with internal or deep staining, your teeth become white once again.
Steven C. Kindy, DDS is proud to list porcelain veneers among the many cosmetic restoration services he provides to the Visalia, Tulare, and Exeter communities. For more information about what Dr. Kindy can do for you, call us today!