If you’re unhappy about your chipped, stained, or misaligned teeth, veneers may be a quick solution for a more beautiful smile. At David Suh Dental, David Suh, DDS, and the experienced dental team take a patient-centered approach to care and offer porcelain veneers among their numerous dental treatments to help you meet your dental goals. To learn more about how veneers can transform your smile, call the office in Torrance, California, today.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that Dr. Suh bonds to the front of your teeth to change their color, shape, or size and improve your appearance. In addition to giving you a more beautiful smile, veneers also provide an additional layer of strength and support to your natural teeth.
Dr. Suh determines if you’re a good candidate for veneers during a consultation. He takes into consideration your aesthetic goals, current oral health, and long-term dental needs. Veneers can fix many cosmetic and dental concerns, including:
Though veneers can fix many dental concerns, Dr. Suh focuses on your long-term oral health needs. If he can’t improve your cosmetic or dental issue with veneers, he may suggest an alternative dental treatment, such as a crown.
Dr. Suh reviews the details of what you can expect during your veneer placement at your consultation. In general, you can expect at least two visits to the office for preparation and placement of your porcelain veneers.
During your first appointment, Dr. Suh prepares your teeth for the veneers by removing a minuscule amount of your tooth’s enamel to make room for the porcelain shell. He then makes a mold of your teeth, which is used to create your custom-made veneers, and places temporary veneers on your teeth.
Once your permanent porcelain veneers are ready, you return to the office for placement. During your second office visit, Dr. Suh removes your temporary veneers, cleans your teeth, and bonds your veneers to your teeth using specialized dental cement and a curing light.
He then shapes your veneers so they blend in with your natural teeth.
With good oral care, your veneers may last 10 to 20 years. Dr. Suh and the dental team provide specific instructions on how to care for your veneers at home, which may include daily brushing with a nonabrasive toothpaste, as well as daily flossing. Dr. Suh also schedules regular follow-up appointments for professional dental cleanings and exams to maintain oral health.
Veneers are a quick and simple solution for a more beautiful smile. To see if you’re a good candidate for veneers, call David Suh Dental today.