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Veneers
Daly City, CA

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and tips of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for Daly City patients looking to improve their smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.

Placing custom dental veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place porcelain veneers routinely and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

Will they look like normal teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for many years. We will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

Veneers Before and After

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If accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved. Refraining from using your veneers as tools (Your teeth are jewels, NOT tools!) will prolong their life. There are things you will and will not want to do with your cosmetic crowns or veneers. They include:

  • Pinpoint pressure like biting fingernails, cutting string, or opening condiment packets
  • Using your front teeth to chew
  • Make sure to get a night guard to wear while sleeping to minimize grinding fractures
  • Make sure to floss daily - what usually goes wrong with this type of restoration is decay occurs at the margin of the tooth and porcelain. With good hygiene habits this problem can be minimized or eradicated
  • Keep up with your 6-month hygiene appointments so that the doctor can evaluate how they are holding up and the hygienist can keep them sparkly clean
  • Wearing a sports mouth guard during any sports or strenuous physical activity