Dublin, CA area dental office provides porcelain veneers for aesthetic improvements to the teeth
The field of cosmetic dentistry continues to improve with new techniques and modalities for enhancing the natural smile. One common restoration used by patients in the area of Dublin, CA for disguising imperfections is the porcelain veneer. Porcelain veneers, sometimes referred to as “dental veneers,” are for covering teeth near the front of the smile that have imperfections present. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala uses veneers regularly for patients seeking long-term coverage of problem areas.
How does the porcelain veneer work?
The veneer itself is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded onto the front, visible portion of the tooth. It is made to match the patient’s existing teeth in size, shape, and color to ensure that the restoration looks natural and does not stand out as a dental restoration to others. The veneer does require the dentist to remove a thin portion of tooth enamel from the front of the tooth, eliminating the risk of the veneer adding unwanted bulk. The porcelain veneer covers most imperfections in the smile, and has been used by our patients to address:
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped/cracked teeth
- Misaligned/crooked teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
How long does a porcelain veneer last?
When patients maintain good oral health habits each day at home and visit their dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups, they can often enjoy their veneers for a decade or longer. Routine evaluations are required to allow the dentist to monitor the tooth structure underneath the veneer to ensure that periodontal disease or cavities do not develop. This ensures the longevity of the veneers and makes sure that the smile is not impacted by other problems that go unnoticed. Because of changes that can happen underneath the veneer, it is vital that patients are diligent about visiting their dentist as recommended every six months.
Are you considering porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are just one of many aesthetic treatments available with the team at StarBrite Dental. If you reside in the Dublin, CA area and want to discuss veneers with a quality dentist, connect with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala at StarBrite Dental. The office is located at 7197 Village Parkway, Suite B and can be reached by calling (925) 828-0252.Back to Home Page
Experienced dentists, Dr. Munira Lokhandwala, Dr. Maryum Tariq, and Dr. Susan Chen, specialize in both general and cosmetic dentistry. The rest of our team consists of Amy -Patient Coordinator, Alka - AP, Dental assistants Marisol and Cayla, and the office manager Janice.