Porcelain Veneers – Torrance, CA
We Can Revitalize Your Smile
Have you been in need of a major smile makeover, but you don’t want to undergo multiple treatments to correct the stains, chips, and gaps in your teeth? Then you’ve come to the right place. At Torrance Dentistry, we offer a solution to correct several different smile imperfections at the same time – porcelain veneers. These custom restorations are perfect for patients who want a beautiful smile after just a couple of appointments. If you’re ready for us to help revitalize your smile today, just give us a call.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are ultra-thin sheaths of durable dental porcelain that are designed to sit flush against the front surfaces of your problem teeth. In order to make room for them in your smile, one of our dentists will have to shave off a thin layer of enamel from your affected teeth, about as thick as a contact lens. This will ensure the veneers lay flat in the line of your smile and don’t bulge out unattractively. Our team will take detailed impressions of your teeth to make sure your veneers are created to your exact specifications, improving the size, shape, and color of your natural pearly whites.
What Problems Can Veneers Correct?
If your smile is suffering from multiple aesthetic flaws, porcelain veneers might be just the treatment you need. Here are some example of issues they can fix:
- Minor gaps
- Stubborn stains
- Slightly crooked or rotated teeth (earning them the nickname “instant orthodontics”)
- Misshapen or worn-down teeth
Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Does your smile have any of the imperfections listed above? Then porcelain veneers may be right for you. However, you should have adequate oral health before pursuing any cosmetic treatment. That means if we detect any instances of gum disease or cavities in your smile, we’ll have to treat those prior to placing veneers.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
When you choose porcelain veneers as your solution to an imperfect smile, you get to reap the following benefits:
- Achieving a gorgeous grin in just two appointments
- Having a smile that’s even more resistant to staining than natural tooth enamel
- The ability to correct multiple flaws in just one treatment
- An attractive smile that can last for years to come
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Depending on how diligent you are in your at-home oral care routine, the lifespan of your porcelain veneers can vary greatly. Usually, they have the potential to last between 10 and 15 years before they need to be replaced, sometimes even 20 if you take excellent care of them.
To make sure they last as long as possible, brush and floss your teeth every day. Use a fluoride toothpaste and drink tap water fortified with fluoride to strengthen your teeth so that you don’t get cavities in your veneered teeth. It’s also advisable to discontinue habits that could damage your veneers and the underlying teeth, such as teeth grinding, chewing pencils, munching on ice, cracking nuts with your teeth, and using your teeth as tools for anything besides eating. If you grind your teeth, ask us about getting a custom nightguard to mitigate damage from this habit. Lastly, wear a mouthguard when you engage in sports or other physical activities. It will protect your pearly whites as well as your veneers from injury.