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Porcelain Crowns Q & A



What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, durable shells your dentist attaches to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers instantly improve the look and strength of your natural teeth, addressing common dental issues including:

  • Gaps
  • Chips
  • Fractures
  • Discoloration

Veneers are also used to improve the appearance of crooked teeth, teeth that appear too small, or teeth that are irregularly-shaped.

What can I expect during a dental veneer procedure?

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During your first appointment for veneers, your dentist at The Diablo Dental Group evaluates your oral health to determine if veneers are right for you. Molds of your teeth are taken to ensure each veneer is custom-made to fit your mouth and enhance your smile.

The dental team sends your veneer design to a dental laboratory, which creates each veneer to meet your needs. When the veneers are ready, you return to the dental office for placement.

To ensure a good fit, your dentist must remove a small amount of enamel from the front surfaces of your teeth. Then, using a dental-safe adhesive, your dentist permanently bonds the veneer to your natural tooth. Following application, you can return to your usual routine, eating and drinking as you normally do.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a popular restorative procedure for those who want to improve the appearance and health of their smile. Some benefits of porcelain veneers include:

  • Fast results
  • No downtime
  • Long-term results
  • Instant smile improvement
  • Natural-looking appearance

Porcelain veneer resists stains and protects your smile from discoloration due to coffee, wine, and tea. Because The Diablo Dental Group custom designs your veneer based on your own dental needs, you can enjoy very natural-looking results.

How long will veneers last?

With proper care and routine dental checkups, your dental veneers can last for many years. You care for your veneers just like your natural teeth, brushing and flossing after each meal.

Due to the removal of enamel to ensure a perfect fit, dental veneers are an irreversible procedure. In the event a veneer cracks or chips, the dental team replaces them to protect your dental health.

The team at The Diablo Dental Group is highly experienced in transforming smiles. To find out if dental veneers are right for you, call the office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.