In the past decade, there have been exciting advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry that allow more options in treatment. Two developments that have brought about more choices for an enhanced smile are porcelain veneers and LUMINEERS. Both types of veneers can make a powerful impact on the appearance of your smile.
Veneers are tooth enhancements that come in several different types of material. We use porcelain veneers at the La Jolla Center for Holistic Dentistry because we believe your smile should look and feel as natural as possible. Porcelain is the material that most closely replicates the look of natural enamel, reflecting light for a brilliant shine. These thin sheets of material are ideal for the cosmetic enhancement of the smile, capable of correcting imperfections or damage such as odd shapes and proportions, unevenness, chips, cracks, gaps, and more.
The installation of porcelain dental veneers begins with the evaluation of teeth, their preparation, and subsequent imaging. The design of dental veneers may be facilitated with digital images as well as traditional impressions from which a dental mold is made. This data is forwarded to the dental lab, along with specifications determined during your cosmetic consultation, including the most appropriate color for new veneers. Your comfort is our priority, and we apply local numbing medication before the preparation process, which includes the slight modification of teeth to be treated. A small amount of enamel needs to be removed to accommodate the thickness of dental veneers. A second visit will be necessary when veneers have been completed, during which your smile transformation is comfortably completed.
LUMINEERS are an innovative form of veneer, made from ultra-thin sheets of material. Due to their minimal thickness, LUMINEERS are veneers that do not require tooth preparation. This factor creates more comfort, more convenience, and means that this cosmetic enhancement is reversible, unlike porcelain veneers.
Your smile is unique to you. Enhancing the attractiveness of your teeth is something that is done with great care, maintaining your natural aesthetic while elevating your smile to the next level.
Dr. Chen is a reputable San Diego cosmetic dentist who can help you achieve your smile goals. Contact the La Jolla Center for Holistic Dentistry for your appointment today.