Every smile is different. Every patient has needs that are unique, and specific underlying reasons for seeking a more beautiful smile. We have learned over the last several decades that the appearance of our smile means more to our overall sense of self. Although the smile does not make you who you are, it shows the world your personality. Hence, when the smile is hidden behind closed lips or a hand, the world does not get a realistic view of the person inside. Providing the best cosmetic dentistry in Redlands, to us, means we approach our patients’ needs with this kind of understanding.
One very effective way we enhance smiles is with porcelain veneers. Today, dental veneers come in a variety of materials. Porcelain is appealing to patients and dentists alike because it is the most natural. Porcelain is translucent, which means that it looks slightly see-through, especially at the ends. This is exactly how natural enamel appears. In addition, similar to enamel, porcelain will reflect light, making teeth appear shiny and beautiful.
Seeking the best for our patients, we use porcelain veneers in our cosmetic dentistry Redlands practice to improve issues such as:
- Severe discoloration of teeth, which may come from years of smoking, genetics, or use of a medication such as tetracycline
- Worn down enamel
- An uneven appearance, in which some teeth are longer or shorter than others
- A turned tooth or teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Chips or cracks, or teeth of an odd shape
The process of receiving porcelain veneers is simple. During the first visit, teeth are prepared for the new veneers, which are very thin shells that are adhered to the front surface of teeth. Impressions are taken after teeth have been prepared, and a mold is sent to the dental lab where each veneer is custom-crafted to our specifications. When veneers are complete, the patient returns for a second visit in which veneers are assessed for fit and shape, and ultimately adhered to teeth for a beautifully enhanced smile.
To make your smile as beautiful as it can be, contact us for your cosmetic dentistry consultation.