Porcelain Veneers | Tulare CA Dentist | Patricia J. Drilling DDS
If you have chipped, cracked, worn-down, or badly stained teeth, Dr. Drilling may recommend dental veneers in Tulare, CA. Each veneer is a custom-made porcelain shell designed to fit over your most visible teeth, concealing cosmetic flaws and providing a flattering smile aesthetic. The shade of the veneer, along with its shape and size will be made to match your surrounding teeth so that it blends in perfectly. We encourage you to contact Dr. Drilling at our Tulare, CA dental office today to learn more about cosmetic veneers and to schedule a consultation.
Why Dr. Drilling Recommends Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Drilling may recommend porcelain veneers if you would like to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile. We can provide veneers for:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Worn teeth
- Teeth that are too small
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignments
- Severe stains and discoloration
What Is A Porcelain Veneer Procedure Like?
When patients visit Patricia J. Drilling, DDS, we will take an impression of their teeth to create the veneers in a lab. The veneers will match the size, shape, and color of your teeth, taking a week or more to create.
In order to place porcelain veneers, we will first prepare your tooth by removing a portion of the enamel. This helps the veneer lay flat and in line with your gum tissue. After preparing the tooth, we will secure a temporary veneer using removable glue. While wearing a temporary veneer, it is important to brush your teeth gently and avoid eating any foods that may push it out of place. Since it is secured by removable glue, it can be moved fairly easily.
When your permanent veneers are ready, you will come back into our Tulare dental office so that we can remove the temporary and ensure that the new veneer is a perfect fit. It is typically attached using a water based solution to see how it looks. If any adjustments need to be made, it will be done at this time. Otherwise, the tooth will be cleaned, and the dental veneer will be bonded to the tooth. Patients will enjoy how the results look. They are instant, and you can start flashing your smile right away.
Schedule A Consultation With Patricia J. Drilling, DDS
To learn more about porcelain veneers and enhancing your smile, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Drilling.