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What are Porcelain Veneers?

What are Porcelain VeneersWhat are porcelain veneers? This is a question we hear frequently from patients who are thinking about cosmetically restoring their smiles. Veneers can be an option for just about anyone with healthy teeth and gums that are unhappy with the way their smile looks. Unlike some other cosmetic treatments, porcelain veneers can completely cover the front part of the teeth to create a whole new look.

So, what are porcelain veneers, exactly? Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom shaped to fit over your teeth. They can be used to change the shape, size and color of your teeth. They can also be used alone or with other treatments to create a smile makeover. The best candidates for veneers will have mild to severe cosmetic problems and no untreated dental disease.


You may be a candidate for porcelain veneers if you have teeth that are:

• Stained, discolored or naturally dark
• Chipped, broken, cracked or otherwise damaged
• Misshapen or crooked
• Worn or abnormally short


Many flaws can be corrected using porcelain veneers. You may wonder, what are porcelain veneers in comparison to other restorative treatments? They are one of the fastest, most versatile ways to completely change the look of your smile and correct several cosmetic flaws at once. We design your smile by working closely with you to learn your likes and dislikes about your teeth. We will take dental impressions and create a wax-up of your teeth, and possibly a digital image of your future look, so you can make any final changes before we bring your new smile to life.


Preparation is usually minimal. A small amount of enamel will need to be removed to make room for the porcelain veneers. The dental lab will then make the veneers to order. Once we have checked them for fit and appearance, we will use a special dental cement to bond them to your teeth. Call us today to learn more about what are porcelain veneers or to schedule an appointment with our expert in porcelain veneers in Pasadena.


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