Daniel B Mendoza & Associates
Dentist located in Redwood City, CA
If you’re unhappy with your teeth and feel too self-conscious to smile, there are several options available to correct your dental problems. One of the most popular choices for improving the look of your mouth is veneers. To find out if veneers are the best way to fix your cosmetic concerns, call or make an appointment online today at the office of Dr. Daniel B. Mendoza in Redwood City, California.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made pieces of tooth-colored porcelain that get cemented to the front surfaces of your natural teeth. Veneers help recreate the natural look of your teeth. They also provide strength and resilience that’s comparable to your natural tooth enamel. Veneers are an easy, permanent way to address a variety of physical and aesthetic problems.
Why get veneers?
Veneers are less intrusive than other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as crowns and braces. Veneers help fix a number of appearance-related issues, including:
- Closing gaps
- Correcting small misalignments
- Enhancing the brightness of your teeth
- Straightening your smile
- Repairing discoloration, fractures, and chips
What is the process for getting veneers?
It usually takes two visits to Dr. Mendoza to receive your veneers because they’re lab-created and you must wait for their delivery. During your first visit, Dr. Mendoza cleans the treated tooth and determines the correct shade for your veneer. At the same visit, Dr. Mendoza removes a small amount of enamel from the tooth to provide placement room for your veneer.
An impression of your tooth gets made for the laboratory, and Dr. Mendoza places a temporary veneer on your tooth. Once he receives your veneer, you see him for the second time. At that visit, Dr. Mendoza removes your temporary veneer, cleans your tooth, and etches your veneer.
Dr. Mendoza thoroughly rinses your veneer with water and air-dries it. He then places an adhesive on your veneer before ensuring exact fit and contour. Dr. Mendoza then cements it in place, light-cures it for a minute, and removes any excess material.
How do you care for veneers?
To keep your smile bright with veneers, maintain proper daily brushing using a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. It’s also important to:
- Limit stain-inducing foods
- Stop chewing inedible items
- Use a mouthguard when participating in sports
- Discuss any teeth grinding and clenching with Dr. Mendoza
To benefit from the positive results that veneers offer, call or make an appointment online today at the office of Dr. Daniel B. Mendoza in Redwood City, California.