The advantages of using porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of teeth in San Francisco, CA area dental practice
With mastery in aesthetics, Dr. Leo Arellano and his team in San Francisco, California, can use restorations such as porcelain veneers, or dental veneers, to create a flawless smile! When teeth have imperfections and are located in the front of the smile, they can detract from an otherwise attractive appearance. With the use of porcelain veneers, patients have the opportunity to cover these teeth and disguise issues that may otherwise negatively impact the appearance of teeth. In situations where teeth are spaced or misaligned, this “instant orthodontics” option is highly desired.
What are porcelain veneers?
Dr. Leo Arellano describes porcelain veneers as thin ceramic shells. They are laid onto the front of the tooth and bonded in place to the surface to provide instant coverage of chipped, cracked, stained, or imperfect teeth. Porcelain is a material commonly used for these types of restorations as it mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. In doing so, it provides coverage of imperfections while avoiding the look of dental work.
Why do patients choose porcelain veneers?
There is a reason why porcelain veneers for teeth are so popular. These restorations are:
- Easy to care for
- Fast and easy
What can I expect during the process of obtaining porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers start with a consultation appointment with Dr. Leo Arellano in San Francisco, California. During this visit, patients are encouraged to speak to their dentist about the imperfections in their smiles they would like to improve. If patients are proper candidates for porcelain veneers, a recommendation will be made, and Dr. Leo Arellano will discuss with patients the benefits of these restorations. If patients choose to move forward, the tooth is prepared by filing down the front to make room for the restoration. Impressions are made, then sent to a dental laboratory where a ceramist will fabricate a custom porcelain veneer based on shape, size, and color recommendations by Dr. Leo Arellano. When the restoration arrives back at the dental clinic, patients will schedule a final appointment for the bonding of the veneer in place. Patients are also educated by our team on how to care for their veneer to extend its longevity.