If you have crooked teeth or gaps, porcelain veneers are a great option for improving the look of your teeth. They can actually correct various cosmetic dental concerns to help create a more beautiful and balanced smile. Made of ultra-thin professional-grade ceramic, porcelain veneers mimic natural teeth for a seamless result. It can be hard to distinguish between a natural-looking set of modern veneers and real teeth. Dr. Georgia Haddad provides porcelain veneers in Oxnard, CA for her patients that want a more attractive smile.
Dental veneers are a permanent cosmetic dental restoration and an investment in the look and health of your smile. Porcelain veneers can last for many years with proper oral hygiene at home. Regular dental cleanings and oral health exams twice a year will help maintain results for a lifetime of beautiful and healthy smiles.
Our veneers will match your natural teeth’ size, shape, and color and blend in seamlessly with your smile. They’re custom-made with state-of-the-art software by master ceramicists. If you have cosmetic flaws with your teeth, porcelain veneers give you an even, attractive smile.
What Cosmetic Issues Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Dentists place them over the front of your teeth to correct chips, crooked teeth, stains, or close gaps between teeth. They can even hide damage from accidents, wear and tear, or grinding. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Georgia Haddad has vast training and experience designing, fabricating, and fitting porcelain veneers.
- Straighten minor crooked teeth
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Reshape or repair worn teeth
- Close gaps in teeth
- Whiten stained teeth
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Veneers are an excellent option for people who want whiter and straighter teeth but don’t want to spend the time or money on full dental work. Dr. Haddad provides in-house cosmetic dental restorations for consistent and quality results. We complete the porcelain veneer procedure in our Oxnard, California dental office over 2 to 3 visits.
Step 1: Your first visit will include a comprehensive dental health exam to see if dental veneers are the best cosmetic treatment to address your dental concerns. Dr. Haddad will take the time to check your oral health thoroughly. She will help you build a treatment plan to meet your goals and create a stable oral foundation.
Step 2: Your second visit will be to prepare your teeth for the final dental veneer restoration. Dr. Haddad will remove an amount of tooth surface material to make room for the veneer. After Dr. Haddad prepares your teeth, she will take molds to use to create an accurate and natural fit. Depending on the case, we may fit you with temporary veneers while the lab makes your permanent veneers.
Step 3: The following visit, your dentist will adjust, color-match, and permanently adhere your final dental veneers to your teeth. Dr. Haddad will use a special bonding agent that creates a lasting and durable hold. Your dental veneers will then be complete, and you can enjoy your new healthy and beautiful smile.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Porcelain veneers can enhance your smile and address various dental issues. The following frequently asked questions will provide a detailed insight into the procedure, benefits, care, and common concerns related to this cosmetic dentistry treatment. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us during regular office hours.
Can I remove my porcelain veneers? For example, are they reversible?
Yes, but only a dentist can remove your dental veneers. Your dentist can remove them in cases of emergency, if you do not like them anymore, or if you decide that you want to change things up for any reason. Unfortunately, you will need to go through the process again if you want to get them back. Dentists cannot reuse existing veneers once they take them off.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are highly stain- and decay-resistant and should last many years. Like all dental restorations, porcelain veneers rely on healthy tooth, bone, and gum structures for long-term success. Regular oral hygiene is essential for maintaining dental veneers.
Can you get cavities in your porcelain veneers?
No, porcelain veneers can’t get cavities. However, the teeth underneath them still can. Make sure you’re brushing and flossing regularly and still visiting your dentist bi-annually for checkups.
Can porcelain veneers stain?
Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, but they’re still capable of being stained. If you frequently drink coffee or are a smoker, the veneers will become stained over time. Veneers also can’t be treated with professional teeth whitening methods.
Can porcelain veneers break?
Porcelain veneers are almost as durable as your natural tooth enamel. But they’re still capable of breaking. Try to avoid biting down directly on anything hard with your veneer. This is the easiest way to make it chip or fracture.
Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Suitable candidates for porcelain veneers are individuals with stained, discolored, chipped, or misaligned teeth, seeking aesthetic improvement. Good oral health, minimal tooth decay, and ample enamel are essential. A consultation with a dentist assesses candidacy, ensuring the patient’s dental condition aligns with the benefits and limitations of veneers.
Additionally, they are a great cosmetic solution for a variety of dental problems. However, you must be sure you’re ready for a permanent restoration. Once you get veneers, you’ll always have to have a restoration on your teeth for the future.
Does getting veneers hurt?
The process of getting veneers does not hurt. Dr. Haddad will use local anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding area during preparation. This will ensure that you do not feel discomfort. However, you may experience minor sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure, but it is usually temporary and manageable with over-the-counter pain relief.
Do porcelain veneers look natural?
Yes, porcelain veneers are designed to look exceptionally natural. They are made from thin, tooth-colored porcelain to mimic the translucency and texture of natural teeth. Dr. Haddad will customize your dental veneers to match your natural tooth color and shape, ensuring a seamless blend with the surrounding teeth, resulting in a lifelike and natural appearance.
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
To care for your porcelain veneers, it is important to maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash daily. Be sure to avoid excessive consumption of staining agents like coffee and tobacco. Regular dental check-ups with Dr. Haddad are crucial. Refrain from biting hard objects to prevent chipping. A nightguard may be recommended to protect your dental veneers from grinding during sleep.
Can teeth veneers fix crooked teeth or gaps?
Yes, teeth veneers can fix the appearance of mildly crooked teeth or small gaps. By placing custom-made porcelain shells over the front surface of your teeth, Dr. Haddad can create an illusion of straightness and close minor gaps. However, for significant misalignments or gaps, orthodontic treatments like braces or Invisalign may be more appropriate.
Can dental veneers be repaired or replaced if damaged?
Yes, dental veneers can be repaired or replaced if damaged. Minor damages can often be repaired, restoring the veneer’s appearance. In cases of extensive damage or wear over time, we may need to replace them. Regular dental check-ups will help to monitor their condition. Dr. Haddad can recommend appropriate repairs or replacements to maintain the desired aesthetics.
Schedule an Appointment for Porcelain Veneers in Oxnard, CA
Improve the aesthetics of your smile today at Beach Cities Dental Group. Dr. Georgia Haddad can transform your smile using porcelain veneers in Oxnard, CA. They are a versatile and effective solution for enhancing smiles. If you would to see if you are a candidate for dental veneers, call (805) 312-9164 or request an appointment online.