Dentist in Brentwood CA uses porcelain veneers to create beautiful smiles
Many people today are taking advantage of the advances in dentistry that enhance the smile. With so many options for cosmetic dental treatment, it can be difficult to determine the fastest, most cost-effective path to your ideal smile. Dr. Alkhoury is a dentist and an artist, looking at smile aesthetics as personalized work that should leave you feeling your best. Whether providing tooth whitening or dental veneers, your dentist
in Brentwood CA
focuses on meeting your unique needs.
Dental veneers are a cosmetic treatment that can transform the entire smile, or create a subtle difference by correcting a single issue such as a turned tooth. Veneers are shells of material, made wafer-thin to resemble natural enamel closely. A single veneer is placed on each tooth to be treated, bonded into place for long-lasting durability and beauty. Placing dental veneers onto teeth is an effective way to hide imperfections like gaps, chips, stains, and poor shape.
At Brentwood Family Dental, our patients benefit from our choice of material, as well as the quality with which dental veneers are made. Veneers are typically made with composite material or porcelain, each having distinct characteristics.
Many dentists offer composite dental veneers. Composite resin is the same material used to make tooth-colored dental fillings. Composite veneers may also be called direct veneers, as they can be made right in the dentist's office, shaped and colored to teeth, and immediately adjusted as needed. Even though dental materials have improved over the years, composite veneers may not produce ideal results.
Porcelain, a ceramic, is the premiere material for all sorts of dental restorations. Porcelain veneers, unlike composite, are made in a dental laboratory. While the process takes longer to complete, it replicates the aesthetics found in natural teeth, including slight translucency and opalescence. Porcelain, although considered by many to be a fragile material, actually creates incredibly strong dental veneers that can outlast composite by years. Porcelain is incredibly resistant to stains, and does not wear down with normal chewing and biting.
Veneers can transform your smile dramatically. Contact Brentwood Family Dental to benefit from our outstanding choice of materials, and Dr. Alkhoury's extensive, artistic experience.
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