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By Brenna Hamrick-Stotts, DDS, INC.
May 01, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Veneers  

VeneersMany people are unhappy about the staining or discoloration that has occurred on their teeth over the years, leaving their smile an unattractive color and their confidence in shambles. Fortunately, there's a dental solution that's available for discolored, stained, or even cracked, chipped, bent, and misaligned teeth: dental veneers.

At the dental office of Brenna Hamrick-Stotts, DDS, Inc., veneers are safely used to achieve full restoration in the mouths of many who've lost their beautiful smiles. Consisting of a wafer-thin layer of strong porcelain that acts as a believable substitute for natural tooth enamel, dental veneers get bonded to the front of patients' teeth so their underlying esthetic problem is completely covered.

Veneers can help improve a variety of things about your teeth, including:

  • Color — Veneers are custom-made in the specific tooth color of your choice, allowing them to fit perfectly alongside your natural teeth.
  • Size And Shape — Veneers are created with the patient's desires in mind regarding how big or small and how wide or narrow they should be to fit in seamlessly next to neighboring teeth.
  • Alignment And Spacing — Veneers help close gaps that may exist between teeth or even help improve dental alignment in your mouth.

Veneer Procedure

During a typical veneer process, patients first speak with their dentists about the veneer dimensions that would best fit their smiles, as individual differences in everyone's teeth makes the saying "one size fits all" particularly negligible here.

Next, patients' teeth are scraped using a precise dental device that removes a thin layer of their tooth enamel. Once this has taken place, dentists will take a mold of patients' teeth and send the mold into a nearby dental laboratory, where skilled dental technicians use it to construct personalized veneers.

Patients typically use temporary veneers for a few weeks while their permanent ones are being constructed. Once the veneers have been fully finished, they're sent back to the dental office and ultimately cemented to the outer surface of patients' teeth for a fully rejuvenated smile.

For more information on why dental veneers can help restore your smile right here in Redlands, CA, give Dr. Hamrick-Stotts a call at (909) 793-9711 today!