Your Northridge cosmetic dentist may recommend dental veneers if your smile is suffering from discoloration, gaps, fractures, or poor shaping. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are applied to the teeth in order to recreate their natural look, while providing strength similar to their strong enamel layer.
When discussing the treatment with a porcelain veneers dentist in Northridge, they will use cosmetic imaging to allow you to see what your smile will look like with the addition. If you decide to proceed with the treatment, you will return for your next visit to have a small amount (less than one millimeter) of enamel removed. A light-sensitive resin will then be applied before the veneers themselves, and the resin hardened using a special curing light.
Veneers are sculpted custom to you and your dental needs. As they are made to be tooth-colored, they are a very discrete choice in dental care. They resist coffee, tea, and cigarette stains, as well as provide long-term protection for your teeth. Veneer treatment is not reversible, and may cause a temporary sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks.
Be sure to talk to our Northridge dentist about whether veneers are a good choice for you and your dental health.