Patients near the Redlands interested in visiting a cosmetic dentist who provides porcelain veneers can visit the practice of Dr. Terry Vines. At Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry, our team is committed to offering many aesthetic treatments for men and women, including the highly popular porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers have been used for many years to dramatically improve the appearance of smiles. These super-thin shells of porcelain are custom-fabricated for patients to match their existing teeth and are bonded over the front to completely cover any imperfections. Porcelain veneers are most often used for concerns such as misalignment, discoloration, permanent staining, breakage, and other problems that affect the appearance of the teeth. These restorations are not intended to improve the function of the smile as they are purely cosmetic.
Porcelain veneers do require the removal of a thin portion of enamel form the teeth for placement. However, this is considerably less than dental crowns which require much more for placement. Crowns are better suited for the teeth near the back of the mouth that are susceptible to stronger chewing forces, while porcelain veneers are used in the front and can withstand typical biting forces. Dr. Terry Vines of Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry will be able to determine which restoration is most appropriate for one’s smile.
Porcelain veneers can last many years when patients take good care of their smile and visit Dr. Terry Vines regularly for cleanings and examinations at his practice. Patients can also learn about alternative options including composite dental bonding which may be more economical for some patients. In many cases, veneers are not covered by dental insurance because they are aesthetic in nature, though composite dental bonding may be paid in part by dental insurance because it can also improve the function of the teeth when breakage and similar concerns arise.
Dr. Terry Vines and the team of Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry are dedicated to helping other with both general and cosmetic dental concerns and are welcoming new patients at all times. Contact his practice today to schedule your first appointment and learn more about the methods of improving smiles!