If you have had your teeth bonded but would like to go one step further, talk to a cosmetic dentist in Laguna Hills about porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are the best solution if you would like to resurrect your smile and go for something more permanent.

Porcelain Veneers the Next Step

While cosmetic dental bonding fixes a multitude of problems, it isn’t as strong as veneers and doesn’t have the shelf life that the thin sheets of porcelain do.

With proper care, bonding lasts between 5 and 7 years. Porcelain veneers can look beautiful for 10 to 15 years as long as you take good care of them.

While veneers cost more upfront, they are more wallet friendly as the years go by because they won’t have to be touched up like bonded teeth do.

Dental Bonding

If you follow the Saddleback Dentistry Blog you will have learned the dental bonding is done chairside in a single dental appointment.

Because bonding repairs chips and cracks and is sometimes used for inlays, onlays and fillings, it is the affordable option when it comes to repairs and restorations.

With that being said, cosmetic dental bonding usually made from resin, stains more easily than veneers. Bonding also chips more readily as well.

Porcelain Veneers

The best way to shorten or lengthen teeth or to totally change the appearance of your smile is with porcelain veneers.

Made from dental grade porcelain the thin sheets are custom designed to fit over the tops of your natural teeth. Because you want the best fit possible. Dr. Dean Garcia or Dr. Ryan Conkle shaves some of the enamel off the tooth or teeth.

This makes the veneer procedure permanent. Unlike bonding, which is reversible, veneers must be replaced with new ones or cosmetic dental crowns.

The Porcelain Veneer Process

Before you can proceed with dental veneers, your Laguna Hills cosmetic dentist will examine your smile.  Your teeth and gums must be healthy for this type of dental restoration.

If no issues are found Dr. Ryan Conkle or Dr. Dean Garcia will pick a color from the guide that best matches your teeth. After the shade is chosen a portion of your enamel is removed. Once removed an impression is made for your new veneers.

Because your teeth won’t look so great while you are waiting for your custom veneers, you’ll be fitted with a temporary set of dental veneers.

When your veneers are ready, which takes a couple of weeks, Saddleback Dentistry will check for fit and color. If everyone is happy your new restorations are cemented into place before polishing.

Porcelain Veneers in Laguna Hills

If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, call or send a direct message and talk to a team member from Saddleback Dentistry today.