Announcement from Berkeley Prosthodontics (updated April 2, 2020):

Dear Berkeley Prosthodontics Patients,

In light of the evolving pandemic and strong suggestions by public health officials, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our practice from March 16, 2020 to May 3, 2020. We do not make this decision lightly, however our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff and community. If you have an appointment scheduled with us during those weeks, our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment. In the case of emergency situations, we WILL have a dentist on call.

If you need emergency dental care, please call Dr. Au’s emergency dental line at 1-925-529-4704.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and the guidance from the county, state and the CDC. For now, we will determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.

Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our team and our community in mind.
We thank you for your patience during this challenging time and wish all of you continued health.

Amy Au, Barbara Curtis, and the Berkeley Prosthodontics Dental Team
Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry
porcelain veneers | berkeley ca

What to Expect with Porcelain Veneers

June 27, 2019
Posted By: Amy S. Au DDS
Porcelain Veneers | Berkeley

Have you ever noticed that someone was more confident, smiled more, or looked younger? Subtle but powerful changes like these are common after correcting dental flaws with cosmetic dentistry. If you’re tired of living with a smile you don’t like, porcelain veneers in Berkeley, CA might be the answer.

How Can Porcelain Veneers Improve My Smile?

If you’re not happy with your smile, it can impact your life in many ways. Not speaking up at meetings, hiding your smile at social events, or feeling self-conscious about your appearance can give the wrong impression without your even knowing it. 

Porcelain veneers hide unsightly dental flaws and can give your teeth a sparkling, flawless appearance. Here are a few dental flaws veneers can correct:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Deep tooth stains
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Size or shape irregularities

What Is the Porcelain Veneers Process?

Veneers are ultra-thin shells that fit over the fronts of teeth and mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Typically used for teeth that show when you smile, veneers can cover one or multiple teeth, depending on your needs.

The porcelain veneers process is straight-forward and relatively fast. Once our dentist determines that your teeth and gums are healthy, we will polish a small amount of the tooth’s surface to allow the veneer to ensure a proper fit. We’ll take impressions of your teeth so that you can wear a set of temporary veneers while a dental lab creates your customized, permanent veneers.

When you return in a couple of weeks, we’ll make sure the veneers fit perfectly before bonding them to your teeth. You can start enjoying your new smile right away!

We invite you to learn more about porcelain veneers at our Berkeley, CA dental office today. Our dental staff is excited to be a part of your smile transformation!

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