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Don’t be ashamed of or embarrassed by your smile – revitalize it with porcelain veneers. At our San Francisco dental offices, located in Marina and downtown, Dr. Kevin Growney can help you improve your smile by masking cosmetic imperfections. Cracks, chips, conspicuous gaps in-between teeth, discoloration, stains, and misalignment can all detract from your smile, causing you to feel self-conscious and dissuading you from participating in professional and social activities. With porcelain veneers, we can create a uniform, bright white smile that you will be proud to show off. A simple and straightforward procedure, the placement of porcelain veneers can have a positive, lasting impact on your life. To determine whether porcelain veneers are right for your needs, contact our San Francisco-based dental practice today to schedule a consultation.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-shaped restorations that are applied directly to the surfaces of front teeth to mask cosmetic flaws. Once placed, they act as a façade, creating a uniform, straight, bright smile that is aesthetically appealing and natural looking. Crafted from porcelain, veneers reflect light in the same manner as natural tooth enamel; this property allows veneers to blend in with surrounding teeth, rather than appearing conspicuously artificial. Because of their appearance, and the relatively simple placement process, porcelain veneers are extremely popular with individuals looking to revitalize their smiles. The customizable nature of veneers allows Dr. Growney to craft dream smiles, virtually devoid of flaws.
To place a porcelain veneer, Dr. Growney must first prepare the tooth for the restoration. This is accomplished by removing a small layer of enamel from the tooth, which helps guarantee the tooth will have a suitable bonding surface and provides space for the veneer so that it can sit flush with surrounding teeth. Once the tooth has been finely shaped, a mold is taken so that your veneer can be custom fabricated. While your permanent veneer is being crafted, a temporary veneer will be placed to act as a placeholder. Once the permanent veneer is ready, you will return to have it bonded in place.
Though porcelain veneers are popular amongst our San Francisco patients, they are not for everyone, and you should consider both the risks and benefits before deciding on treatment. It’s important to note that porcelain veneers can last many years with proper maintenance, but they will likely need to be replaced at some point. Additionally, because the tooth is permanently altered during the placement process, the veneers cannot be removed, as the existing tooth structure would be susceptible to damage.
Despite these considerations, many people find that the benefits of treatment make the procedure more than worthwhile. Perhaps more than any other cosmetic dentistry treatment, porcelain veneers can create a truly “perfect” smile. If you have dreamed of having a perfectly straight, uniform, glistening white smile, porcelain veneers make such a dream possible.
Oral hygiene allows you to maintain your dental health and safeguard against decay, but with the exception of warding off discoloration, it cannot help you improve the appearance of your smile. There is no diet and exercise routine that can be employed to beautify your smile. With porcelain veneers, however, you can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of, and reap the benefits – improved self-confidence and self-esteem, the ability to make a lasting impression on others, becoming more sociable – of beautiful teeth. To schedule a consultation regarding porcelain veneers, contact our San Francisco dental team today.
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