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Today's Dentistry

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

Do you cover your mouth when you laugh or smile? Are you unhappy with the color or physical appearance of your teeth? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, dental veneers are worth considering. At Today’s Dentistry in San Jose, California, Peter K. Lee, DDS, and the team regularly restore their patients’ smiles using veneers. To see if you’re a candidate, make an appointment today by calling or clicking the online booking tool.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain or composite resin designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. Dental veneers attach to the front of your permanent teeth and change their length, color, or shape. 

The type of veneers that will provide you the greatest benefit depends on your goals for treatment and the condition of your teeth. Following an oral exam and review of your oral health history, your Today’s Dentistry provider can make recommendations for your individual situation.

What types of issues can dental veneers correct?

Dental veneers are incredibly versatile and correct a variety of cosmetic imperfections. Your Today’s Dentistry provider may recommend dental veneers to correct:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Your provider might also recommend veneers if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth. 

What are Emax veneers?

Emax veneers are made of pressed ceramic, meaning they’re must stronger and longer-lasting than traditional “feldspathic” veneers. 

After taking impressions of your teeth, your Today’s Dentistry provider sends your impressions to a lab. There, your Emax veneers are shaped and contoured in wax to fit the contours of your teeth.

Thanks to the unique chemical makeup of Emax veneers, there’s no need to prepare your teeth prior to application. Instead of grinding down the surface of your teeth, your Today’s Dentistry provider cements your veneers directly to the enamel.

What is the process of getting veneers?

Getting dental veneers typically takes two separate appointments. 

At your first appointment, your Today’s Dentistry provider performs an oral exam and discusses your goals for treatment. 

They might also take a series of X-rays, using the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) 3D X-ray scanner to get a closer look at your teeth and tooth roots. 

If you’re teeth and gums are healthy, your provider can move forward with treatment. Your dentist administers a local anesthetic to numb your mouth and takes impressions of your teeth. Afterward, your dentist sends the molds to a laboratory that manufactures Emax veneers. 

A week or two later, you return to Today’s Dentistry for your final appointment. Your provider once again administers a local anesthetic. 

Once your mouth is numb, your provider applies your Emax veneers to the front of your teeth and cements them in place with a special adhesive. Finally, your provider trims and shapes your veneers as necessary. 

If you’re interested in transforming your smile with dental veneers, schedule a consultation at Today’s Dentistry. Call or use the online booking tool to make your appointment today.

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