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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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Important information regarding COVID-19 Safety

Welcome back!  Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we are ONLY open because we have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members.

Our team closely follows guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, ADA, and Berkeley City in regards to existing and new personal protective equipment (PPE), updated engineering, modified administrative protocols, and extra safety practice protocols. You can expect to see some changes for your next appointment, such as pre-appointment respiratory screening, daily temperature-taking, social distanced office area, more air purification and ventilation in each operatory, staggered and lengthened appointments, and more physical barriers installed to keep the office a safe environment for everyone.

We ask that everyone 12 and older must have face cover on when you arrive at our office, and to help social distance, we may ask you and your family, companion, to wait in your car during any wait.

Thank you for your cooperation! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Amy Au and the Berkeley Prosthodontics Dental Team