A complete smile with white, straight and perfectly aligned teeth conveys a beautiful, youthful and healthy look. Dissatisfaction with your smile can negatively impact your self-confidence, social life and quality of life. If imperfect teeth in your smile zone are causing a hit to your self-esteem, veneers in Concord, CA may be the ideal solution. When porcelain veneers were first introduced in the early 1980s, they were initially reserved for movie stars and celebrities. Today, millions of people from all walks of life have transformed their smiles with beautiful dental veneers. With conservation of tooth structure and minimal tooth reduction, modern porcelain veneers replicate the life-like appearance and luster of natural teeth. When veneers are delivered by a skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Gavin Ewing, they offer predictable outcomes, superb aesthetics, long-lasting color stability, excellent strength, natural-looking translucency, biocompatibility with gum tissue and long-term durability.
Veneers are thin dental restorations crafted from porcelain that are bonded to your tooth surface. Veneers are a simple, yet highly effective and versatile restorative solution to fix cosmetic dental issues such as chipped, cracked, discolored, misshapen or excessively spaced teeth. If you have discoloration caused by age, tobacco, tea, coffee or certain medications, veneers will dramatically improve your tooth color and texture. Veneers are also a great solution for restoring the ideal shape to naturally misshapen teeth or small tooth damage caused by dental trauma. One veneer can be used to improve the appearance of a single tooth or a set of veneers can be placed to cover all the front teeth in your smile zone. At Smile Makers Dental Care, patients choose veneers in Concord, CA to correct any of the following cosmetic issues that impact teeth in their smile zone:
Cover up stains or discoloration
Make small teeth appear wider or longer
Conceal small gaps between front teeth
Mask uneven tooth edges
Cover small chips or cracks
Our Custom Treatment Process
When you visit us for the initial consultation, Dr. Ewing performs a thorough screening to ensure you don’t have underlying factors that interfere with successful placement of veneers in Concord, CA. This includes the presence of cavities, gum disease, comprised tooth strength and major cracks and chips. If Dr. Ewing determines that you’re a good candidate, the process and costs are discussed prior to the start of treatment. The first step is to remove a thin layer of tooth enamel (about half a millimeter) by buffing it gently. After this, a digital mold of the tooth is taken using a handheld scanning device. This data is sent to a dental laboratory to fabricate your veneer. A temporary composite veneer is created on-site with our 3D printer that you’ll wear until the final veneer comes back from the dental lab.
When your restoration is ready, you’ll return for a second appointment. Dr. Ewing will check the fit of your veneer and make any small adjustments if needed. Photosensitive dental adhesives are used to bond the veneer to your tooth surface and then a curing light is used to harden it. Dr. Ewing may polish the veneer to further enhance its natural-looking, beautiful appearance. While veneers don’t require special maintenance other than brushing and flossing each day, avoiding tobacco and stain-inducing foods and beverages can increase their longevity. The porcelain used to fabricate veneers is extremely strong and can withstand chewing and biting forces. When you get veneers in Concord, CA that are customized to your unique smile, coloring and facial features, no one will know you have veneer teeth unless you tell them!