By Moy Dental
October 23, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Veneers are an excellent solution to many cosmetic dental problems. This article will provide information to help you decide if it is the right treatment for your needs, and help you take the next step to having an informed discussion with a dental professional in San VeneersLeandro about cosmetic dentistry options. 

What are veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin pieces of high-grade porcelain that cover the front-facing parts of teeth to reshape and cover blemishes. They are custom-manufactured based on molds of your  mouth,  and permanently cemented in place by your San Leandro dentist Dr. Stephen J Moy.
What is the purpose of veneers?
Veneers are a long-lasting and highly effective solution to cosmetic dental problems like discoloration, chips, cracks, tooth wear, and gaps between teeth. The real power of veneers, however, is that they provide the ability to truly reinvent your smile. The porcelain and adhesive used are highly developed materials, and they allow such a degree of strength and flexibility that (with your dentist’s expert help) you can design an entirely new smile- reshaping teeth, regaining brilliant whiteness, and filling gaps as though they never existed. 

What is the procedure for veneer application?
Getting veneers requires at least two or three dental office visits. Sometimes the planning and tooth preparation stage can be done at the same time, but plenty of time should be allowed for planning and design- especially if you need x-rays or digital imaging to make treatment decisions. After deciding on your goals with your San Leandro dentist Dr. Stephen J Moy, you can schedule a time to prepare your teeth for the veneers. Some enamel may have to be removed (about half a millimeter) to allow the veneers to sit and adhere properly. After this, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth and send them off to the manufacturing lab that will create your custom veneers. If necessary, temporary veneers will be placed to correct major cosmetic problems or reduce tooth sensitivity. The veneers will take about two weeks to manufacture, and then you can return for the application appointment. The veneers will be cemented in place, and adjusted to suit you. Sometimes a follow-up is advised to ensure your gums tolerate the placement well.
Are there advantages or disadvantages?
Dental veneers look and feel very natural, the cosmetic options are diverse and flexible, and the porcelain material is more stain-resistant than natural tooth enamel. However, veneers can be more expensive than other cosmetic procedures, and they are only appropriate for healthy teeth. 

Ready to get the smile you’ve always wanted? Call Dr. Stephen J Moy at (510) 351-4030 for expert and caring services in the San Leandro, CA area today!