At Signature Smiles Dental, we know that having a beautiful smile makes patients feel confident when socializing with others. Patients with small teeth, broken teeth, or stained teeth may ask our dentists about their options for fixing these imperfections. Fortunately, we provide porcelain veneers, restorations made to cover teeth and address problems within the smile. Drs. Harun Ayouby and Geomel Brian Bebing of Riverside, California, can educate patients on whether or not they are a good fit for this cosmetic treatment.
Porcelain veneers are facings that can provide substantial coverage to less-than-perfect smiles. These restorations are customized to the patient and bonded onto the front of a tooth that is crooked, gapped, or broken. They can also be used to change the shape of a tooth, making small teeth bigger or ensuring proper alignment of a turned tooth underneath.
The porcelain veneer process has several steps that allow patients to enjoy all the benefits of a more beautiful smile within just a few weeks! First, patients consult with Drs. Harun Ayouby and Geomel Brian Bebing of Signature Smiles Dental to determine if they are good candidates. Then, preparations need to be done, during which our dental team will file down the front of the tooth being covered with the veneer. Molds or impressions are taken and then sent to a dental laboratory, where a ceramist fabricates a new restoration to match the patient’s current smile. After a week or two, patients return to Signature Smile Dental to have their new restoration bonded in place to complete the process.
Porcelain veneers are a reliable and attractive way to address imperfections in the smile. Whether you need to lengthen or widen a tooth, cover a permanently stained tooth, or want to disguise gapped or turned teeth, porcelain veneers might be right for you!