Porcelain veneers are an ideal option to restore cracked, chipped, discolored or crooked teeth and rejuvenate your smile in a way that looks natural and beautiful. A veneer is a wafer-thin shell of porcelain that is used to cover the front surface of the tooth, which is being restored. Porcelain is the material of choice for making veneers since it has a reflective gloss that ideally impersonates the sheen of your natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are easy to apply and can transform your teeth and overall look. The procedure of the application begins with shaving off a part of the enamel of the tooth to accommodate the thickness of the veneer being placed. Impressions of the teeth are then taken to prepare your custom veneer. A temporary restoration is placed until the permanent one is ready. On your next visit, your custom veneer is bonded to your tooth.
Lumineers are veneers as thin as a contact lens. They are made using high-quality porcelain and can be placed on the teeth directly without the need for grinding down the enamel. The installation of Lumineers involves taking a mold of your teeth and sending it to a lab to fabricate your custom restoration. Once ready, the Lumineers can be easily and painlessly attached to the teeth without any drilling or grinding. Because your teeth are relatively unaltered while installing Lumineers, the procedure can be reversed if needed. This cannot be done in the case of traditional veneers because the original teeth are significantly shaved down.
For quality improvements to your smile using porcelain veneers and Lumineers, contact Blue Ridge Family Dental in Vacaville, CA. Call our clinic at (707) 345-1137 for appointments.