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Veneers Q&A

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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
If your teeth are severely misaligned or if you have oral health issues linked to tooth breakage, Dr. Bashawaty may suggest a dental treatment that isn’t purely cosmetic, like crowns or bridges. In any case, he and his team make sure you leave treatment with a bright, attractive, natural-looking smile that you’re happy to display.

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
Dr. Bashawaty will let you know if you need to take extra steps to care for your new veneers. In the unlikely event that a veneer detaches, call South Coast Dental right away for your next steps.

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.

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