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Porcelain Veneers Los Altos, CA

Transform your smile with porcelain veneers in Los Altos, CA

Smiling confidently is a feeling we believe every patient should experience. Embarrassment about the color, shape, or overall look of your natural smile can cause a shift in your confidence and may contribute to the way you interact with others.

Advancements in modern dentistry have afforded many patients the opportunity to undergo treatments that not only improve the health of their smile but their appearance as well. One of the most performed and effective cosmetic dentistry options is the porcelain veneer.

Porcelain veneers uniquely meet the needs of each patient. Your dentist permanently bonds the thin porcelain shells to the front and sides of the teeth. He will shape and color-match the veneers to repair the teeth. Dr. Ken Schweifler has undergone advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and provides each patient with personalized dental care.

Visit Dr. Schweifler and our team at our Los Altos, CA dentist office for a cosmetic consultation. We can explore your treatment options and give the best solutions for your smile. Before we perform any cosmetic treatment, we work with you to evaluate the condition of your teeth. It is essential to address any underlying dental concerns before focusing on the aesthetics of the smile. We are a dental practice that focuses on your overall wellness, dental education, and disease prevention.

What To Expect During The Porcelain Veneer Process

The key to creating a beautiful, long-lasting smile is to create a custom treatment plan. First, Dr. Schweifler will discuss your goals, check your mouth, and give the advice to address your dental care needs. Our goal is to offer patients the most effective treatment for their smiles. Whether that requires a more conservative and inexpensive approach to treatment or a more elaborate approach, we will help you reach your desired look.

Then, we will use state-of-the-art dental tools and software to plan and craft your porcelain veneers. Smile Design software allows patients to preview their smiles before we perform any treatment. We take digital images and videos of the teeth and surrounding structures to create digital and wax models of your teeth. During this process, patients become active partners in their own smile design journey. The wax model allows patients the opportunity to “try on” their new smile before proceeding to the final stage.

Once your dentist achieves your desired look, and you approve the design, Dr. Schweifler will plan your treatment. He works closely with local master ceramists to help build high-quality restorations.

After we create your veneers, Dr. Schweifler will carefully bond each veneer to the surfaces of the affected teeth. He will polish each veneer to create a natural-looking finish. Porcelain veneers can last many years with proper care and maintenance. It is important to follow a proper oral hygiene routine and schedule regular visits to the dentist’s office. Finally, you will achieve your ideal smile with patient-centered, high-quality dentistry at our office.

Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile solutions for cosmetic concerns. The dentist may recommend them to you for a variety of reasons. Professional teeth whitening is usually the solution for discolored teeth. But some discoloration doesn’t respond to these techniques. Staining from medication or teeth discolored by trauma need a different solution. Porcelain veneers cover the front and sides of your tooth and we can color-match them to any shade of white you desire.

As we age, the years take their toll on our teeth. In addition to being discolored from lifestyle habits and other things, they wear down and you may see chips and cracks from the years. Veneers are a great way to get a more youthful smile. They can take back years of aging on your teeth. We craft them to blend in naturally and completely cover your problem teeth.

If your teeth are crooked or misshapen and don’t cause problems with your oral health, veneers can help those as well. They can also fix larger gaps between your teeth. Each veneer is created especially for your unique needs. We shape the veneers so that they look natural in your smile. They match the size and shape of the rest of the teeth in your smile.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Are porcelain veneers easy to take care of?

Yes. There is no special care and attention that you have to give to your porcelain veneers. As long as you brush your teeth regularly, flossing, and use mouthwash, they can last for up to 15 years. Your dentist will determine if you need touch-ups or repairs at your routine dental exams.

Will my dental insurance cover porcelain veneers?

The answer depends on the purpose of getting porcelain veneers, as well as your dental plan. It is not common for dental insurance carriers to cover the cost of dental veneers if used strictly for cosmetic purposes. For example, if you are covering a stained tooth. Although, your dental carrier may cover the cost if used for restorative purposes, such as to repair a chipped tooth. Contact your dental insurance for specifics.

Do porcelain veneers stain like normal teeth?

No. Porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant porcelain ceramic that lasts a very long time without staining. You could have a perfect smile with veneers if you have an excellent oral health routine, floss regularly, use mouthwash, and visit the dentist at least twice a year.

Do porcelain veneers break easily?

A veneer can crack with the wrong pressure, if it is applied incorrectly. Veneer breakage is uncommon, due to their extreme durability. Porcelain veneers are exceptionally robust for their thinness.

Can you bite an apple with veneers?

Because they are typically composed of delicate porcelain, veneers are typically more brittle than cosmetic dental bonding. As a result, you must be extremely cautious while consuming highly firm foods like raw carrots, apples, and bone-in meat. You can bite into an apple, however we recommend you cut it first before biting directly into it.