Dental veneers are thin layers or shells of porcelain or ceramic used to laminate the topical surface of teeth to cover chips, cracks, or discoloration. They are tooth-colored and easily mimic the properties of natural teeth. Veneers are custom-designed for each person and provide dramatic cosmetic enhancement, strength, and resilience to the teeth they are bonded to.
Dental veneers can be installed in two dental visits. During the first visit, the placement of dental veneers begins with a consultation phase where you communicate all your needs and expectations to your dentist. Your dentist will perform an X-ray to determine your eligibility to receive dental veneers. If you are in good oral and overall health, your dentist will proceed with the procedure. Your dentist will remove a portion of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneer. The technique is minimally invasive and only 0.5mm to 0.75mm of the enamel is removed. This is performed under local anesthesia to avoid any kind of discomfort. Impressions of your teeth will be taken to custom-fabricate your veneers, and you will be asked to come back for a second visit. On the second day of your visit, your prepared tooth will be etched to roughen the enamel, and a dental adhesive will be used to bond the veneer to the tooth. There is zero recovery time and you can immediately resume your regular lifestyle.
Here at Bliss Dentistry in Campbell, our friendly staff is excited to help give you that perfect smile you have always dreamed of. When you first look in the mirror and smile, we will be smiling with you!