Dental veneers are a great cosmetic treatment option for patients seeking a white, natural smile to conceal minor cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Carol Jin, D.D.S., and her San Ramon team offer comprehensive consultations to identify all your smile concerns and provide you with the best treatment options. Our goal is to create lasting results that you will be proud to show off.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a cosmetic procedure that uses high-quality materials like colored composite or porcelain to create a cover or shell for your tooth. They conceal a wide range of imperfections, such as chips, small gaps, discoloration, and cracks. They are a minimally invasive treatment option that provides a natural-looking smile and can last up to 20 years with proper care and maintenance.
Versatile Treatment Option
They are considered a versatile treatment option because they can conceal multiple imperfections or issues during the same visit. Most patients have more than one issue that needs to be addressed, and veneers offer a cost-effective solution that doesn’t require additional procedures for a better-looking smile.
The Different Types Of Veneers
Veneers are generally made from a composite resin material or porcelain. There are also permanent and temporary options depending on what treatment best fits each patient’s individual needs. During your consultation, we will review your treatment options to make your best choice.
Most Common Types Of Veneers
- Composite: These are made from a composite resin that bonds and is sculpted onto your teeth cover up imperfections.
- Porcelain: These coverings are custom-fit for your mouth to hide more significant issues.
- No-Prep: Also known as minimal-prep, these are a great option for patients who want less enamel removed from their teeth.
- Removable: These work much like retainers. You can snap them on and off again, depending on your needs. However, they can affect your ability to speak and eat.
Veneers Vs. Crown
Veneers are used to cosmetically enhance your smile by concealing imperfections and only cover the service of your teeth. On the other hand, crowns improve appearance, but they are designed to fully encapsulate your tooth to restore teeth suffering from major damage or decay.
Benefits Of Dental Veneers
When you invest in dental veneers, you can have a cost-effective way to cosmetically enhance your smile without enduring long, more complex procedures to achieve your desired results. You can have long-lasting results with minimal downtime with proper care and maintenance.
- Resist Stains From Coffee, Tea, & Juice
- Blend In With Your Natural Teeth
- Little Maintenance Required
- No Down Time
- Comfortable, Custom Fits
Are They Right For You?
If you have a healthy smile with no decay or major damage, they would be a good treatment option. It is important to understand that this treatment is only a cosmetic fix to your smile and provides an easier way to have the smile you’ve always wanted. During your consultation, you will be examined to ensure you have good oral health, only cosmetic issues, and are free from gum disease.
When Veneers Might Not Work
Not everyone is a candidate, and you must be free of disease and major damage. If you are suffering from dental issues that go beyond the cosmetic, you may need additional treatments before they are an option. We will not perform this treatment on anyone with underlying oral health concerns.
What To Expect During Treatment
We will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy enough for treatment. This will include a routine check-up, x-rays, and perform any additional testing to make an accurate determination.
Your Initial Visit
- Examination & Consultation
- Review Treatment Options
- Begin Preparing Your Teeth
- Take Impressions – If Needed
- Temporary Veneers Are Place – If Needed
Placing Your Veneers
- Review Shape & Color With You
- Make Any Additional Adjustment
- Ensure Your Teeth Are Ready For Placement
- Complete Any Additional Preparation Work
- Make Final Adjustments
- Bond To Existing Teeth
- Provide Your With Aftercare Instructions
Commonly Asked Questions
- Will Veneers Hurt My Real Teeth? – They will not cause any damage to your real teeth or hurt them in any way. Maintaining a good oral health routine and regular dental check-ups is important to ensure overall oral health.
- Are Veneers Painful? – The treatment process should not be painful as a minimally invasive procedure. However, each patient has different teeth sensitivities you need to be aware of. Once placed, there should be no pain at all, and if you experience pain, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.
- How Do I Brush My Teeth With Veneers? – A soft toothbrush and gentle toothpaste should be used in your normal oral hygiene routine.
Schedule Your Dental Veneer Consultation In San Ramon
If you are ready to conceal cosmetic imperfections in your smile and want to find out if you are a good candidate for dental veneers, schedule your consultation with Dr. Carol Jin, D.D.S., in San Ramon. Our team will review all your treatment options and find the right option to create a better smile.