Porcelain Veneers Specialist
Porcelain Veneers in Porterville, CA
Porcelain Veneers Q & A
- Teeth gaps
- Uneven teeth
- Cracks or chips
- Tooth discoloration
- Weakened tooth enamel
Porcelain veneers require more than one visit to the office to achieve the desired results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hardt or Dr. Monterroso perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth and overall oral health to determine if veneers are right for you.
If you decide to go forward with the veneer procedure, Dr. Hardt or Dr. Monterroso work with you to design the right size and shape veneer to fit over your affected teeth. They send digital images, a mold of your teeth, and other information to a dental laboratory that creates your customized veneers.
When your veneers are ready for placement, you return for another appointment at which Dr. Hardt or Dr. Monterroso may administer a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. Your teeth will need some minor preparation before they can attach your veneers. A small amount of reshaping of your natural tooth ensures a good fit for your veneer.
Dr. Hardt or Dr. Monterroso then put the veneer over your tooth and cement it into place with a safe, durable dental adhesive.
Once your veneers are in place, you care for them just like you do your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing prevents decay and is important for good overall oral health.
To keep your veneers in great condition, you should avoid biting down on hard foods or using your teeth to open packages.
In the event your veneer develops a crack or other damage, you’ll need to return for a replacement restoration.
To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, call Richard Hardt, D.D.S. in Porterville, California, or use online booking to schedule a consultation today.