Smile enhancement with fast and easy porcelain veneers
- Posted on: Jul 15 2021
Porcelain veneers are a popular restorative and cosmetic solution for many patients in the area of Simi Valley, California. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt and his team may recommend them to patients who have imperfections or aesthetic concerns that impact the teeth near the front of the smile. These thin pieces of strong, durable porcelain are custom-made to cover one or more teeth to enhance the overall appearance. They are best used on the teeth near the front of the smile known as the anterior teeth.
How does a porcelain veneer work?
The veneer is made to essentially cover a tooth and disguise an imperfection. The porcelain veneer is best used for patients who have:
- Permanently stained or discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Broken/chipped teeth
- Unusually-shaped teeth
- Worn teeth from bruxism
Using veneers allows Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt to cosmetically create a uniform, attractive smile regardless of imperfections underneath. Many patients love the idea of veneers as they can help patients avoid more costly procedures such as orthodontia.
What is the process involved to obtain a porcelain veneer?
First, Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt will determine if a patient is a proper candidate for veneers. This occurs during the first appointment when x-rays are taken and patients are physically evaluated to determine the primary concerns. If a patient is a good fit for veneers, then preparations are made. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt removes a thin portion of the natural tooth enamel from the front of the tooth prior to taking impressions. The impressions are sent to a ceramist at an outside laboratory with specific instructions from the dentist to ensure a natural-looking restoration is created. Patients return weeks later to have the veneer bonded in place, and can enjoy their veneer for at least a decade or longer with proper maintenance.
Call Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt today
If you are considering the benefits of placing dental restorations such as porcelain veneers, we welcome you to schedule a visit with our team today in Simi Valley, California. Call (805) 584-1194 to request a consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for veneers or other smile enhancement options available at the practice.
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