Are you looking to achieve a movie star smile? Porcelain dental veneers can help you achieve it with ease. Dr. Christopher L. Louie, DDS, a veteran in the Fremont dentistry scene for over 35 years, works with his daughter Dr. Victoria Louie to offer bespoke porcelain dental veneer treatments.
Together, the Louie family duo has helped thousands from the Bay area shed their inhibitions and wear their smile proudly. Let’s see what the treatment entails.
Porcelain Dental Veneers: What Are They?
Porcelain dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells made using dental-grade porcelain. Also referred to as laminates, veneers are a great option to resolve minor cosmetic issues with your teeth, improve their function and restore your smile. Here are a few problems porcelain veneers can solve:
- Discolored teeth caused by medication, root canal treatment, and resin fillings
- Worn-down teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped or broken
- Misaligned or irregular teeth
Porcelain Dental Veneers: Treatment Procedure
Typically, every porcelain veneer process is split into three distinctive steps.
- Dental Evaluation and Planning
During your first appointment, Dr. Christopher and Dr. Victoria build an understanding of what your expectations are. Our team will conduct thorough examinations, take scans and impressions. Then, a detailed plan is then created to determine the shape, length, position, and texture of the veneers.
Our dentists will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a portion of the enamel. They may even drill your enamel if extensive changes in shapes, size, or position are required.
Next, your dental impressions are obtained and sent to the laboratory along with dentists’ notes to help the ceramicist craft the veneers to your precise needs.
During your next visit, our dentist will bond the veneers onto the front surface of your teeth using a composite agent that matches the color of your teeth.
Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
Taking care of your veneers is simple. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day as you would your natural teeth to maintain them.
For more information on porcelain veneers and to book a consultation with our dentists at Louie Family Dentistry, call us at (510) 656-7778, request an online appointment, or visit our office at 41268 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 for a consultation now.
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