Porcelain veneers were first introduced in 1928 by a dentist in California to change the shape of an actor’s teeth. In the decades since, veneers have become one of the staples of cosmetic dental treatment.
As materials and technology advance, we are now able to offer veneers that look every bit as natural as your natural teeth.
Dr. Amy Au is a skilled prosthodontist who has extensive expertise and experience in creating restorations like veneers to improve the appearance of your smile. We work with master ceramists who create esthetic, conservative, and lasting veneers.
Problems Veneers Can Fix
If you need to alter the appearance of your tooth, whether from accidental trauma, severe staining, or just a desire to improve your smile, veneers are a beautiful solution.
A veneer is an ultra-thin slice of porcelain that is bonded to the surface of upper and sometimes lower teeth. Veneers at Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry are customized to enhance your smile. Using veneers we can:
- Conceal severe internal or external staining
- Close uneven gaps and spaces between teeth
- Cover teeth that are chipped, broken, or cracked
- Reshape the form of a tooth for a more uniform appearance
The Veneers Process
We have seen the dramatic impact even a single veneer can have on a smile. Dr. Au will consult with you to determine what your aesthetic goals are and how you would like us to help.
In spite of the dramatic impact that veneers have on your smile, the process is straightforward. We start by carefully removing a thin layer of dental enamel to ensure that the veneer sits naturally against your gum line. We take impressions of the tooth or teeth, which are then used to create both your temporary and your final veneers.
When we place your temporary veneers, you have the opportunity to decide if you’re pleased with their shape and shade. We also have local master ceramists that can provide in-person shade-matching. We want you to be thrilled with the outcome, and we will take all the time necessary to create customized veneers that give you a reason to smile!
Please Call for Your Smile Consultation
Our goal is to exceed your expectations no matter what service you are receiving. Dr. Au wants you to feel confident in your decision to have veneers placed. She will gladly listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and develop a treatment plan that is personalized just for you.
If you are concerned about smile flaws and are interested in learning about porcelain veneers, please call our office. A member of our team will be happy to arrange a consultation at your convenience.
We look forward to being part of your effort to achieve a more attractive, confident smile!