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We’ve all seen them—the beautiful, nay, perfect, smiles of actors, singers and models alike. Many of us dream of having a “Hollywood smile” of our very own. Anyone would love a smile that is whiter, more perfectly shaped or with less gaps.

So you’ve probably already asked, “How can one achieve such a glorious smile?” And veneers sound like the perfect solution!

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are securely bonded to the front of natural teeth. They can change the shape of a tooth, hide discolored teeth, and even make you look like you have a straight smile without the need for braces—in other words, your smile goes from “meh” to “magnificent”!

Here are 5 things you should know about dental veneers and what they can do to improve your smile:

#1 What Dental Veneers Are Made Of

Dental veneers are thin shells made from porcelain or composite resin that are placed over your front teeth to cover your dental flaws. These thin laminates are customized to fit exactly over your existing teeth so that they create the appearance of real teeth. They are not only free from blemishes but also perfectly aligned and precisely sculpted to accentuate your smile and facial aesthetics.

#2 Who Are Veneers Not for?

  • People who want to change the shape of their teeth considerably due to extensive damage are better candidates for dental crowns.
  • People who are only looking for a whiter color and no changes in shape should consider teeth whitening and not veneers.
  • People with a crooked dental arch or badly aligned teeth should not opt for veneers but for orthodontic treatment like braces.
  • People who grind or clench their teeth often should not opt for the procedure as the veneers can be easily broken by the movement.
  • If you have decayed teeth and suffer from periodontal diseases that cause itching, redness and swelling in gums, then you may not be able to undergo a veneering procedure.

#3 A Layer Of Your Teeth Will Need To Be Removed

Although dental veneers provide one of the least invasive methods for beautifying your teeth with instant results, you should still be aware of one small aspect. The dentist will need to remove a layer from your teeth so that the bonding material will better adhere the veneers to them. After your new veneers are applied, the etched enamel will reinforce the high strength bonding quality such that you will never have to worry about the veneers slipping from position.

#4 Veneers Are Uniquely Customized for You

There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all veneers. Your veneers are custom-made and have to be tailored to fit your existing teeth so that your new smile appears natural. Veneers are as much an art as they are a dental medicine, and since veneers are all about appearance, your dentist will need some time to craft the perfect set for you. But, don’t worry…you’ll be involved in the design process. You and your dentist will work together to choose the right shape and color of veneers to create your ideal smile.

 #5 Is There Any Maintenance Required After Getting Veneers?

Veneers require regular after care through brushing and flossing, like natural teeth, to maintain their polish and whiteness.

Maintaining porcelain veneers is actually quite simple, treat them with routine brushing and flossing as you would your original teeth. You should also return to your dentist for regular professional maintenance because porcelain veneers should be polished with a specially formulated, non-abrasive paste, and because your dentist needs to inspect your dentistry for any sign of potential failure.

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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