What are veneers?
Veneers are dental devices that adhere to the front of your teeth and cover up damage or
discoloration. They feel like your natural teeth and look like your originals only better. With
veneers, you can have a smile that you can eagerly show off without feeling embarrassed.
You can get veneers for one of your teeth that stands out as being particularly unattractive or for multiple imperfect teeth. Dr. Bashawaty and his team design your veneers just for you, matching them to the natural contours of your prepared teeth. They also match the shade of whiteness to your natural teeth so the veneers don’t look unnatural.
What are veneers made of?
Dr. Bashawaty and his team craft each new veneer using porcelain. Not only is porcelain extremely
durable and comparable to your natural tooth enamel in strength, it looks nearly identical to the
enamel of a tooth as well.
Despite their durability, you can expect your porcelain veneers to last for 10-20 years in total if you care for them well. Once you start to see wear and tear, it’s time to come to South Coast Dental for replacements.
What can veneers cover?
Veneers can lend the illusion of a near-perfect smile, fixing a wide range of cosmetic imperfections simply by laying over them to cover them up. At South Coast Dental, Dr. Bashawaty and his team frequently make veneers to go over:
- Wide gaps between teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Heavy stains and discoloration
- Teeth with unusual shapes
- Short teeth
- Mild misalignment
How should I care for my veneers?
Taking care of veneers is simple. In fact, it isn’t very different from maintaining your original
teeth. To get your veneers to last for decades at a time, you must:
- Brush them twice daily
- Floss between them
- Use non-abrasive toothpaste
- Limit staining beverages (e.g. coffee, tea, some sodas)
- Use a bite guard if you grind your teeth
If your smile has seen better days, call or click to book your consultation for durable dental veneers at South Coast Dental today. Digital X-rays, CT scans, and other advanced imaging technologies can help you feel confident about your diagnosis and the strategy for your upcoming treatment. In Newport Beach, California, Wally Bashawaty, DDS, provides both imaging techniques for diagnostics and precise treatment planning. To find out if digital X-rays or CT scans are necessary for your treatment, call South Coast Dental or reserve an appointment online today.