If you have slight cosmetic imperfections, we can use porcelain veneers to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are placed on the front and biting surfaces of teeth, and they can transform a smile in a number of ways. Dr. Peter T. Smrecek Jr. works with a top dental lab to provide beautiful porcelain veneers to patients in Newport Beach, CA, and surrounding areas. Learn more about porcelain veneers by contacting our practice today.
How Veneers Can Enhance Your Appearance
Porcelain veneers are often used to cover up stains, cracks, chips, and other cosmetic imperfections. They can also help to improve the shape of teeth, making them a great option for patients with worn, irregularly shaped, or disproportionately small teeth. Additionally, veneers can conceal minor orthodontic issues, such as small gaps between teeth or slightly crooked teeth.
At The Office of Peter T. Smrecek Jr., D.D.S., we partner with several local dental labs to provide beautiful veneers made of dental-grade porcelain, which mimics the look and sheen of natural enamel. The labs are renowned for producing high-quality restorations using advanced materials. Since the labs are located close to our office, patients can have a custom shade consultation with our lab technicians to help create the smile of your dreams.
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
If you are interested in correcting aesthetic blemishes on your teeth, porcelain veneers can be an effective solution. However, in order to qualify for veneers, patients must meet a few basic criteria. Issues such as untreated gum disease or significant decay may preclude you from receiving veneers. Although porcelain veneers can be used to achieve minor orthodontic adjustments, they are not suitable for patients with widespread misalignment or structural damage to their teeth. Finally, patients must also have a sufficient amount of healthy enamel to support the bonding of the veneer.
Placing Your Porcelain Veneers
Before attaching your porcelain veneers, we will first trim away a tiny layer of enamel. This process will create an effective bonding surface for your veneers, and allows the porcelain shells to be properly aligned with surrounding teeth. The preparatory procedure typically requires a local anesthetic, but sometimes it is so minimal that anesthesia is not necessary.
Once your teeth have been prepped, your doctor will take impressions. These impressions are sent to our partner lab, where they will be used to create your custom veneers. We can provide temporary restorations to reduce sensitivity during the few weeks that your veneers are being crafted. When your final veneers are completed, your dentist will bond them to the surface of your teeth, instantly improving the appearance of your smile.
Schedule a Consultation
At The Office of Peter T. Smrecek Jr., D.D.S., our goal is to provide a better dental experience than can be found elsewhere. When you visit our practice, we will work carefully and conservatively to minimize discomfort and provide stunning final results. Schedule a personal consultation today to learn more about how veneers can help you achieve a beautiful smile.