A Look That Lasts
At La Jolla Dental Image Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our goal is to ensure our patients have healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. However, there are many reasons perfectly healthy teeth may not look as bright or as healthy as we might wish.
Difficult stains, chips and cracks, misalignment or crooked positions, and other aesthetic issues prevent patients from enjoying their healthy smile. Patients of Dr. Hamidy can rely on the different cosmetic procedures available at our La Jolla dentist office. This includes the use of porcelain veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Incredibly thin casings of ceramic, porcelain veneers are bonded to the surface of the tooth and can create a gorgeous smile almost instantly. Porcelain veneers are ideal for teeth that are too large or too small, a gummy smile, crooked teeth, chipped, cracked or broken teeth or discoloration to your teeth. The veneers are custom made to give you a brilliant white smile that looks natural and completes the picture of your perfect dental health.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Patients will have an initial one on one visit with Dr. Hamidy to review all of the options. Dr. Hamidy provides patients with the facts they need to make the right decisions. If they determine that porcelain veneers are the right answer to their needs, the next steps are simple, easy, and remarkably fast.
First of all, is an assessment of the teeth and then the individual veneers are designed to create beautiful results. The health of the surrounding teeth is assured, and the veneers are designed and placed to create the best smile possible.
The teeth fitted with veneers, will have to be prepared properly. As a result, this may mean removing any discolored areas, working on areas where damage has occurred, and shaping the tooth to allow the veneer to fit properly. When the teeth are properly shaped, specific impressions are made and sent to a specialized lab where they will custom craft the individual veneers.
While awaiting their new veneers the patient is fitted with a durable and comfortable temporary veneer that has an entirely natural appearance. This allows the patient’s teeth to function as usual. The patient then returns when their veneers arrive, and Dr. Hamidy, along with his well-trained staff, fit them comfortably to the patient’s teeth.
Our goal is to ensure the new veneers feel like the original teeth, but look even better than ever before. We take a lot of time to ensure comfort and fit. Therefore, only when we are certain that the veneers are in the ideal position, they are bonded to the original tooth. Within minutes, the bonding process is done. As a result, the patient can enjoy their beautiful, healthy, and brighter than ever smile!
If you are in La Jolla, Sorrento Valley, or near UCSD, and you require the expertise of a highly skilled cosmetic dentist, get in touch with Dr. Hamidy at La Jolla Dental Image Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. He and his team of enthusiastic and friendly staff are happy to answer any questions about porcelain veneers. You can contact us today at 858-202-0481, or use our online contact form and one of our staff will be in touch right away! To answer your questions, read our FAQs.