Our patients rely on our dentists to have the best treatment options for their dental needs. Our San Francisco cosmetic dentist makes sure that our patients have access to the top cutting-edge treatments available.
One treatment our patients frequently ask about is dental veneers. Our veneers dentist in San Francisco uses state of the art porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are very durable and can match your existing teeth wonderfully.
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment because they do not involve surgery and can help patients with various issues, including:
• Teeth discolored from medicine
• Chipped or cracked teeth
• Crooked teeth
• Gaps between teeth
• Misaligned bite
• Short teeth
Placing porcelain veneers normally requires that you make three visits to our office.
At your first appointment, you will discuss your treatment goals and our dentist will tell you what porcelain veneers can do to help you meet these goals. We also note the enamel color of your teeth so the veneers will match your natural teeth.
Your second appointment consists of our dentist preparing your teeth for the veneers. This involves removing a minute amount of tooth enamel to allow the veneer to sit properly on your tooth in relation to the gum line. Removing the enamel also helps the veneer adhere to the tooth. Our dentist files off a layer of the enamel; this is a painless process that requires no anesthesia. We take impressions of your teeth to use as a guide for creating the veneers. Finally, our dentist places temporary veneers on your teeth to help protect them since a layer of enamel is gone.
At your third appointment, our dentist double checks the veneers for size and color before using a strong adhesive to hold the veneers in place. The veneers are not considered permanent, because a dentist can remove them. However, porcelain veneers can last ten years or longer.
If you believe porcelain veneers could be a solution to your dental issues, feel free to contact our office. Our staff can give you additional information as well as set up an appointment for a no-obligation consultation to find out how porcelain veneers can help your smile.