Veneers Specialist

Soft Touch Dentistry

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Greenhaven, Pocket Area, Sacramento, CA

If your teeth are dull, chipped, and worn down, porcelain veneers may provide the perfect solution for you, giving you the smile of your dreams. The dental specialists at Soft Touch Dentistry in Sacramento, California have extensive experience in restoring and improving teeth with custom-fit veneers, providing beautiful, natural-looking, and long lasting results. To find out more about this simple cosmetic procedure, contact Soft Touch Dentistry to make an appointment. Se Habla Español.

Veneers Q & A

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, wafer-like pieces of porcelain placed over the front of your teeth that restore, and improve, the natural look of your teeth without interfering with their function. The porcelain is designed to provide the same strength and durability as your natural enamel while correcting cosmetic imperfections.

What conditions do veneers correct?

Veneers correct a variety of cosmetic issues, including:

  • Discoloration of your teeth that is resistant to whitening
  • Chips
  • Small holes or pits
  • Misshapen or crooked teeth
  • Uneven spacing
  • Worn teeth

It is worth noting that the decision to get veneers is an irreversible one. Once the dentist removes the enamel from your teeth, it cannot be replaced, so your teeth will always have to be protected one way or another.

Veneers do provide a great solution that preserves the structural integrity of your teeth while vastly improving their appearance, giving you a smile that will boost your confidence.

How are veneers installed?

After you and the dentist decide that veneers are the best solution for you, the first step in fitting your teeth with veneers is to remove ½ millimeter of enamel from your teeth and take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are sent out to a laboratory that custom manufacturers your veneers.

When the veneers are in, you return to the dentist, who fits them over your teeth, following these steps:

  • A team member cleans and polishes your teeth to prep them for the veneers
  • The dentist places the veneer over your tooth to test the size and makes any necessary tweaks to ensure the snuggest fit possible
  • The dentist places a special bonding substance on the veneer and places it over your tooth
  • A member of the team uses a special light that activates the bonding agent, ensuring that your veneers are firmly attached

How long do veneers last?

With proper care, veneers can last 10-15 years, making them an effective, long lasting solution. The keys to making your veneers endure are:

  • Brushing, rinsing, and flossing daily
  • Regular dental cleanings — veneers require a special cleaning process
  • Regular checkups
  • Night guards, if you grind your teeth

After the procedure, the team at Soft Touch Dental ensures that you know how to best care for your beautiful new teeth going forward.