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Porcelain Veneers Specialist

Silicon Valley Dental Associates -  - Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry

Silicon Valley Dental Associates

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentists located in Sunnyvale, CA

A dazzling smile has the potential to light up an entire room. If you feel less than confident about sharing your smile with the world, Colin Au, DDS, Dianna Fung, DDS, and their team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California, provide custom porcelain veneers. They recommend porcelain veneers to correct a variety of common dental issues, like large gaps or chipped teeth. Veneers are a great way to upgrade your smile, so you feel confident about sharing it with the world. Learn more about veneers by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.

Porcelain Veneers Q&A

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are custom-made porcelain shells that adhere to the front side of your teeth. Porcelain veneers create a brighter, more uniform, natural-looking smile. Your dentist custom fits every single veneer to your individual teeth as a cosmetic solution to a variety of common dental problems and imperfections.

Even though they’re wafer-thin, porcelain veneers help strengthen your teeth, are stain-resistant, and permanently improve your smile.

What dental problems do porcelain veneers correct?

Porcelain veneers correct numerous cosmetic and functional dental issues, such as:

  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Gapped or unevenly spaced teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Unevenly aligned teeth
  • Small teeth
  • Decayed teeth

Since your dentist custom-designs each veneer to fit your individual teeth, they create a whiter, more evenly shaped smile based on your dental concerns. Porcelain veneers are easy to care for, too, since you brush and floss as you normally would to keep your mouth healthy.

How are porcelain veneers applied to my teeth?

The process of getting veneers is relatively simple. Once your dentist takes impressions of your teeth and has the porcelain veneers made, you return for a second appointment so they can apply the veneers one at a time. Your provider thoroughly cleans your teeth before applying the veneers to ensure that your teeth are free from bacteria that could cause decay.

Your dentist uses a special tool to create a rougher texture on the surface of each tooth to make it easier for the veneer to adhere. Your dentist applies dental cement to your tooth to bond the veneer. An ultraviolet light hardens the cement, so each veneer becomes securely and permanently affixed to each tooth.

When you leave the office, you can immediately share your new, improved smile with the world. Recovery is minimal since you don’t typically need anesthesia for the painless application process.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

If you take good care of your teeth, porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years. It’s a good idea to avoid chewing ice or biting your nails to prevent your new veneers from chipping. And never open packages with your teeth!

If you want a smile you can be proud of, without extensive dental work, schedule a consultation to find out if porcelain veneers are a good fit for you. Call Silicon Valley Dental Associates today or use the online booking system at any time.