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Dental veneers are a type of cosmetic dental treatment that are used to improve the overall look of your smile. Applied to only the fronts of the teeth, they can hide imperfections or small issues with the enamel, such as staining, chips, cracks or even gaps. Before you decide whether dental veneers are the right option for you, consider these four little-known facts about the treatment.

How Veneers are Applied

In many cases, applying veneers is an easy procedure, and doesn’t usually require the use of local anesthesia unless your teeth are highly sensitive.

Your Oxnard Cosmetic dentist will clean the surface of your teeth and then remove a small amount of surface enamel to create space for the veneer. Impressions are taken, and the optimal color is selected, allowing for the creation of completely customized veneers. Temporary veneers are then placed to protect the surface while the long-term veneers are crafted.

Once the veneers are ready, the temporary veneers are removed, the tooth is again cleaned, and the new custom veneers are secured in place with adhesive. A special light cures the adhesive, then the veneers are polished and edges refined.

How to Care for Veneers

Anyone who has worn traditional braces for any stretch of time knows that trying to care for a combination of teeth, gums, brackets, and wires can be nightmarishly difficult. Fortunately, learning how to care for veneers is the exact opposite. While it pays to be extra mindful about certain things, no special care is required to keep your veneers looking amazing.

You also want to schedule regular visits with your Oxnard dentist, not just to care for your veneers, but to also maintain good oral health.

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Dental Veneers

#1 Color Matching

In cases where not all of your teeth are getting veneers, your Oxnard dentist can match the color of your veneers to your surrounding teeth. This ensures that everything matches, giving you a natural-looking smile.

#2 You Can Try a Temporary Version

Veneers have been in use for a long time, and are actually considered one of the oldest cosmetic dentistry procedures.

#3 You Are Making a Permanent Decision

Veneers should be seen as permanent choices because once your enamel is removed to make space for the veneers, it can never be replaced again. However, most veneers only last 10 to 15 years if you take good care of them. Therefore, you should plan to have them replaced at least once or twice in your lifetime.

#4 No Special Maintenance

Aside from brushing, flossing, and keeping up with your regular dental appointments with your Oxnard dentist, veneers require no special maintenance.

Ultimately, veneers can be a great way to improve the look of your smile, giving you a natural appearance that you can cherish for years to come.

#5 You Will Need More than One Appointment

You will have at least two appointments and may need more if you try out a temporary version. At the first appointment, your practitioner will discuss what you want and will drill a minuscule amount of enamel off the front of each tooth to be treated to create room for the veneers in your mouth. He or she will then make molds. At your last appointment, the veneers will be fitted to your teeth and bonded in place. This may take several hours.

Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation with Dr. J

Anacapa Dental Art Institute is proud of their dedicated service to Ventura County. Lead by world-renowned top cosmetic prosthodontist Dr. Jivraj and his expert staff, Anacapa has the expertise and facility to handle whatever your cosmetic dental situation may be. Whether it’s a tooth whitening or a full mouth reconstruction, expect nothing but some of the best dental care Ventura County has available.

Call today for a private consultation. Renew your smile, renew your life.

About Your Oxnard, CA Cosmetic Dentist:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-988-3317. Our office at 2821 N Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.

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