Hide Stains and Chips with Our Dental Veneers in Thousand Oaks
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made, porcelain shells that cover the front surface of your tooth to give it the desired appearance. You can choose the color, shape, and size of your custom veneers so that you can achieve the smile of your dreams. Porcelain is the most durable material to choose for your veneers because it won’t show signs of wear and is stain resistant. Because it is so durable, it will never chip and will last a lifetime if they are cared for properly.
Types of Veneers
There are two types of dental veneers in Thousand Oaks, CA available that are most commonly used. Porcelain veneers are most favored because of their durability and natural look. Composite resin veneers are also common, though they are susceptible to breakage and staining.
Composite resin veneers are made in-house and shaped directly onto your tooth. Dr. Chung will harden your composite resin veneers using a special laser-light and then polish them until they look like your dream smile. Composite resin veneers may become chipped or broken and may need to be replaced every few years.
However, porcelain veneers are durable and may last a lifetime if they are well taken care of. Consult with Dr. Chung to determine what types of dental veneers would be right for your smile.
Consider our Thousand Oaks veneers if your teeth are:
● Stained or discolored
● Crooked or misshapen
● Spaced out
● Broken or chipped
How It's Done
At the first visit, three important steps are completed. Firstly, your teeth is prepared to be fitted with a veneer, which will involve trimming a portion of the tooth so the veneer can be bonded on top. Secondly, an impression is taken of your teeth or tooth which will be sent to a laboratory to prepare the veneer. Finally, you may receive a temporary veneer depending on how much of your tooth structure was removed. This temporary veneer will protect your tooth while the permanent veneer is prepared at the laboratory. Porcelain veneers typically need two visits to complete, whereas composite resin veneers can be completed in one.
Consultation: First you will come into our office to have a consultation about our available veneers. Dr. Chung will speak with you about your smile goals to determine which type of veneer would best suit your lifestyle.
Preparation: Dr. Chung will then prepare your tooth for the veneers by shaving down your natural teeth to allow room for the cap. Porcelain veneers require you to shave more of the tooth than if you were to get a composite resin veneer. Composite resin veneers can typically be completed in just one visit.
Mold: After your teeth have been shaved down, a mold will be taken of your teeth so that your custom veneers can be created. You will be provided with a temporary veneer to cover your teeth until you can come back for your custom veneers. Your custom veneers will take several weeks to be perfected.
Complete Your Smile: You will need to come back to the office to have your custom veneers permanently bonded to your teeth. Dr. Chung will use a type of cement to attach the veneer to your natural tooth and then buff out any areas that may need some adjustments. Lastly, Dr. Chung will polish the dental veneers in Thousand Oaks so that they look perfect. This is the time to speak with Dr. Chung to make sure you are completely satisfied with the look and feel of your new smile.
Consult with Dr. Chung to learn more about this cosmetic service to see if it's right for not only your smile, but your overall dental health. You can reach our office at (805) 497-7505 or you can fill out a contact form directly on our website. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!