Minor tooth imperfections, chipped tooth enamel and deeply stained teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. This drives many people to explore their options for the white and brilliant smile they’ve always wanted. If you feel this way, you should consult with our dentist, Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi, to explore the best option for improving the appearance of your smile.
A great option to consider are dental veneers. Porcelain dental veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are cemented onto the face of the teeth in your smile. They are a popular option for improving your smile if you have teeth with minor chips as well as deep stains. The porcelain material can be matched to the color of your teeth to look like natural tooth enamel, making them indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
It usually takes two separate sessions to completely place the porcelain dental veneers.
During the first session, your Southern Marin Dental dental team will examine your teeth and take a few X-rays. We need to make sure there is sufficient enamel to anchor the dental veneers and we need to assess the overall health of each tooth. If a tooth lacks sufficient enamel or if it has been compromised by past dental work, then your dentist might recommend the use of a porcelain dental crown.
At the end of this appointment, your dentist will take an impression of the teeth that are receiving the veneers. This impression will be used as a guide by the dental lab technicians who craft your custom-made dental veneers.
We will call you in for a second appointment when the lab is done creating your dental veneers. During this session, our dentist will remove a small amount of the enamel from the face of each tooth. Then, each dental veneer will be cemented into place.
If you are interested in being fitted for dental veneers in Mill Valley, California, you should call Southern Marin Dental at 415-578-5879 to schedule an appointment with our experienced team!