Porcelain veneers may be one of the fastest ways to completely transform a smile. Dr. Sharon Shamoiel, our Thousand Oaks dental veneers expert, may recommend porcelain veneers if you have such cosmetic flaws on your teeth as discolorations, chips, worn enamel, mild misalignments or gaps. Porcelain veneers can be placed over your natural teeth and restorations for a completely rejuvenated look and can offer up to 15 to 20 of brighter, more beautiful smiles.
Unlike other treatment options, such as orthodontics, porcelain veneers can usually be completed in just three dental visits. At your first consultation, Dr. Sharon Shamoiel, our Thousand Oaks porcelain veneers expert, will evaluate your smile and note any areas of concern. Together, you and Dr. Shamoiel will work to design a new smile that addresses your concerns. Your smile can be smoothed out, corrected and brightened through a single procedure, and your smile confidence can soar.
Your teeth will generally need to be prepared before the veneers can be placed. This means that a small amount of enamel will be buffed so that the contours of your teeth with the veneers will be comfortable and natural-looking without creating any bite abnormalities the appearance of overly large teeth. Once your teeth have been prepared, dental impressions will be taken to fit your new veneers, and our expert in dental veneers in Thousand Oaks will place temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth.
Dr. Shamoiel, our expert in porcelain veneers in Thousand Oaks, will check your new veneers before bonding them permanently to your teeth. Final adjustments will be made to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Once your veneers are secure, you can keep them looking great by maintaining good brushing and flossing habits and visiting us regularly for checkups. Avoid using your teeth as tools, and if you grind your teeth, you may need to wear a mouth guard to protect your veneers and your natural teeth from excessive wear and potential damage.
If you are ready for a new smile, we can help. Contact our offices today to learn more or to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Shamoiel, our cosmetic dentist in Thousand Oaks.