Learn How a Veneers Dentist in Santa Maria Can Transform Your Smile
As a veneers dentist in Santa Maria, many patients ask us questions about how veneers can help them. Dental veneers are what we use to repair a number of minor problems and challenges with your teeth. Sometimes teeth get cracked, chipped, or discolored to the point where they require repair. We complete the repair by using a tiny, ultra-thin piece of porcelain specially formulated for this purpose. Known as dental veneers, or porcelain veneers, these devices literally take on some of the qualities of the enamel they are replacing. Enamel is one of the body’s hardest substances, making it extremely durable. As such the porcelain veneers are also extremely hard and can last a very long time. The best feature of these dental veneers is how closely they resemble enamel, which means that the teeth we repair with will look exactly like the teeth surrounding it. Naturally we can also use the veneers to make all of your teeth look a lot better esthetically.
What can dental veneers be used to fix?
There are very few tools that we have in our tool belt that is as versatile as dental veneers. These are so handy that they have actually managed to bridge the age-old gap in the two schools of thought between the importance of appearance and functional dentistry. As a veneers dentist in Santa Maria, we can fix problems on both sides of the equation at the same time. Their malleability makes dental veneers ideal for fixing problems without having to remove large amounts of enamel or having to remove the entire tooth. This has led to them being used to repair minor cracks, breaks, and chips in teeth. The challenge with damaged teeth, usually caused by some kind of trauma, is that the damage typically spreads. The tooth will get more broken or even worse will become infected. To avoid such an eventuality, a dental veneer can be used. The veneer would not only repair the damaged tooth but would also make it look great. On the purely cosmetic side, dental veneers are used when traditional methods of whitening have not worked. Since porcelain veneers do not stain, this is a semi-permanent solution for obtaining white teeth. Veneers are also used to help a patient achieve a better bite, to straighten some degrees of malocclusion (also known as crooked teeth), and to ensure that you have the right amount of space between your teeth.
Can everyone get veneers?
In a word, yes. Most people make excellent candidates for dental veneers. There are a few minor conditions, in a very small segment of the population, which could exclude someone from getting them. The vast majority of people can while a small percentage of people do require that we correct minor issues before proceeding with placing the dental veneer. To make sure that you are an excellent candidate for dental veneers we will have you come in for a complete evaluation and examination. As a veneers dentist in Santa Maria, we will discuss your options, the process, and what results you can expect when you visit our office.