Imperfections of the smile may cause patients to consider visiting a dental professional to ask about cosmetic treatments. Dr. Jamil Alkhoury of Brentwood Family Dental is dedicated to helping patients with aesthetic options available at an affordable price. Problems with the teeth near the front of the mouth may result in patients learning more about solutions such as porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers described
Porcelain veneers are restorations that are made of a thin layer of ceramic to bond over the front of a tooth to change its appearance. This is perfect for patients who have imperfections on the anterior teeth. Veneers can address teeth that are:
- Unusually shaped
Porcelain veneers provide a fast, safe, and affordable way to address problem areas and improve the overall look of a smile with minimal care and attention.
How are porcelain veneers made and placed?
The first step in moving forward with porcelain veneers is determining candidacy. Most patients are candidates for veneers if they have a healthy smile free from untreated cavities and periodontal disease. This is determined during an initial evaluation. Once patients decide to have veneers placed, preparations are made. This may require the removal of a thin portion of enamel from the front surfaces of the teeth being covered. Impressions are taken and sent to a dental laboratory for creation of the veneers, and are sent to the dental office for bonding within a few weeks. Porcelain veneers last approximately ten years or longer with proper maintenance habits.
Are porcelain veneers right for you?
Contact Dr. Jamil Alkhoury of Brentwood Family Dental to discuss the advantages of using porcelain veneers to address imperfections of the smile. Call 925.344.5296 or visit the office at 4411 Balfour Road, Suite C in Brentwood, California to schedule an appointment.