If you want a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile, consider veneers. These custom-crafted dental restorations mask minor imperfections, ensuring you look your very best. At Ontario Chino Dental Center, cosmetic, family, and general dentist Krupakar "Reddy" Yeturu, DDS, uses veneers to minimize the appearance of stains, gaps between teeth, and other minor flaws. To make an appointment at the practice in Ontario, California, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of your permanent teeth. They correct minor imperfections that won’t respond to other types of treatment like teeth whitening or orthodontics.
The number of veneers you get depends on your individual needs. If you crack or damage a single tooth, your provider might recommend one. If all of the teeth at the front of your mouth are stained, they might recommend a series of six or eight.
Ontario Chino Dental Center uses veneers to correct minor oral imperfections, including:
You might also benefit from veneers if you have noticeable spaces between two or more teeth.
At Ontario Chino Dental Center, getting veneers takes two appointments about a week apart.
Before recommending veneers, your provider conducts an oral exam and asks what you like and don’t like about your smile. Afterward, they take oral X-rays to assess the location and condition of your teeth.
If there are no cavities or gum disease present, your provider administers a local anesthetic and prepares your teeth to receive the veneers. They carefully remove a thin layer of enamel and then take high-resolution digital impressions with an intraoral scanner. Then, your provider sends the impressions to a dental laboratory.
The technicians at the dental laboratory use your impressions to design and manufacture a set of custom veneers.
When the techs at the dental laboratory complete your veneers, you return to Ontario Chino Dental Center. Your provider once again administers a local anesthetic and bonds the veneers to your permanent teeth. Then, they remove any excess material, polish your veneers, and provide care instructions.
Veneers last an average of 12-15 years, but it’s possible to extend their lifespan with preventive dentistry. The providers recommend brushing and flossing twice daily and visiting Ontario Chino Dental Center once every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
To keep your veneers in optimal condition, avoid bad habits like chewing on ice, biting your nails, or opening plastic packaging with your teeth.
To see if you’re a candidate for veneers, make an appointment at Ontario Chino Dental Center by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.