Vasona Family Dentistry
Restorative, Cosmetic, and Geriatric Dentistry located in Los Gatos, CA
Dental veneers can give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted, and they’re very easy for your dentist to fix to your teeth. At Vasona Family Dentistry in Los Gatos, California, Neda Zadeh, DDS, makes sure your veneers improve your smile without standing out or looking unnatural. To find out if veneers are the best treatment option for your cosmetic concerns, call Vasona Family Dentistry, or book a consultation online today.
What are veneers?
In dentistry, veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can transform individual teeth to create your ideal smile. Many patients come in with cracks, chips, and discoloration that doesn’t respond to typical whitening treatments. With veneers, you can cover flaws like these permanently.
If you have a single damaged or discolored tooth that stands out among the rest, you can get just one veneer to cover it. However, many patients choose to get a set of perfectly uniform veneers to make many teeth look more attractive. Veneers are designed to cover teeth in the front of your mouth that aren’t molars and don’t need to withstand the full force of your bite.
Should I consider getting veneers?
Veneers are a strictly cosmetic dental treatment, meaning they won’t improve your oral health or functioning. You should consider getting veneers if you’re unhappy with the way one or more of your teeth look, especially if it affects your confidence. Veneers can help you appreciate your appearance more.
The team at Vasona Family Dentistry might recommend veneers if you have:
- Misshapen teeth
- Pointy teeth
- Short or small teeth
- Wide gaps between teeth
- Cracks and chips
- Heavy discoloration or stains
The team places your veneers with a simple in-office procedure. You’ll need to attend an initial appointment to prepare your teeth for their custom-designed veneers. The team removes some of the enamel from each tooth before making a mold of your teeth to use while creating them. For this reason, you’ll need to wear veneers for the rest of your life to protect your teeth.
How can I make sure my veneers last?
Taking care of your veneers is easy: Simply treat them as you treat your natural teeth. This includes brushing twice daily, flossing the gaps at least once a day, and getting a professional cleaning once every six months.
If you have a habit of grinding your teeth, you should take steps to address that issue before you get veneers. Teeth grinding, which often happens unconsciously as you sleep, can reduce the lifespan of your veneers. Wearing a night guard can help prevent you from damaging your veneers and the surfaces of your natural teeth. You should also avoid biting down on hard objects to the best of your ability.
As long as you take steps to maintain your veneers and your overall oral health, you can expect your veneers from Vasona Family Dentistry to last for 10-15 years before you need replacements.
To find out if the most prominent cosmetic flaws in your smile are treatable with veneers, call Vasona Family Dentistry, or book a consultation online today.