Cosmetic dentistry does more than just improve how your teeth look. In many cases, cosmetic dental procedures like dental veneers serve a dual purpose to improve both the function and appearance of a damaged smile. Veneers are one of the most common procedures available to change the size, shape, or color of your teeth. Dr. Ahmed ElSayed at Madera Family Dental Care in Madera, CA, offers cosmetic and general dentistry services like professional teeth whitening and dental implants.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Madera, CA
Q: What are Dental Veneers?
A: Veneers are a custom designed, razor-thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the surface of a damaged or cosmetically unattractive tooth.
Q: What are Lumineers?
A: Lumineers consist of a much thinner layer of porcelain than veneers, therefore, they do not require shaving down of tooth enamel to fit. It is typically required with veneers. They are highly durable and can last much longer than other dental restorations with proper oral hygiene and follow up dental care.
Q: What Dental Problems Can Veneers and Lumineers Correct?
A: Veneers and lumineers are ideal for correcting cosmetic damage on the tooth's surface. Some of the dental problems that they can correct include:
- Stains and discolorations
- Chips, cracks, and fractures
- Mild to moderate gaps and spacing (if you have significant bite/alignment issues, orthodontic treatment may be necessary)
- Change the size or shape of a tooth to improve its cosmetic appearance
Q: How Does the Procedure Work?
A: First, the tooth is cleaned and prepared for the veneer. A thin layer of enamel is usually shaved down to make room for the veneer, which is bonded onto the surface of the tooth and molded to the desired size and shape. Lumineers are placed directly on the tooth so the dentist will not have to remove enamel.
Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Madera, CA
For more information about the benefits of dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact Madera Family Dental Care in Madera, CA, by calling (559) 661-4114 to schedule an appointment with Dr. ElSayed today.
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