Porcelain veneers are a great treatment for San Francisco, CA smiles!
A beautiful smile may not come naturally for everyone. Some patients may struggle with problems such as misalignment of the dental arch, gaps between teeth, staining, or breakage. Any of these imperfections can negatively impact the appearance of the smile and make patients feel self-conscious about the way they look. If you have blemishes such as this near the front of your smile, we welcome you to call the team at West Portal Family Dentistry in San Francisco, CA to learn more about porcelain veneers!
How can veneers change the smile?
Porcelain veneers are best explained as custom-made facings fabricated from ceramic. These facings are bonded onto the front of the teeth to change their appearance and disguise issues such as:
- Unusual shape or size
These porcelain restorations are made to match the patient’s existing teeth to ensure that they seamlessly blend with the dental arch. These restorations are a great way to quickly cover problems while ensuring many years of improvement.
How do I care for my smile after veneers?
Veneers cover the front portion of the tooth, and not the entire tooth. Because of this, the tooth structure underneath the porcelain veneer is still susceptible to issues such as periodontal disease, infection, and tooth decay. Patients should brush their teeth as they normally do, paying close attention to the teeth covered with restorations. Flossing should be done regularly to remove food particles from between the teeth. If the veneer becomes loose or broken, patients will need to visit the dentists at West Portal Family Dentistry to have a replacement made.
Schedule your appointment today!
At West Portal Family Dentistry, we are committed to helping our patients in the area of San Francisco, CA achieve beautiful, healthy smiles they are confident to share with others. If you reside in the area and are interested in working with a dental professional to achieve a more attractive smile, contact Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh today to request a visit. The practice is found at 26 West Portal Avenue in Suite #4 and can be reached by phone at (415) 604-9292.