Cosmetic Veneers in San Francisco
Having confidence in the beauty of your smile can have a dramatic effect on your self-esteem and social life. While there is a lot that can happen to damage your smile’s aesthetic, for many people, veneers offer a simple, non-invasive fix that can restore the smile they love.
At Union Square Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Edna Santos and her dedicated team use the latest technology and techniques to give our patients the outstanding smiles they deserve. We provide high quality cosmetic dental services to residents across San Francisco. Don’t hide your smile any longer – visit our office for a comprehensive consultation today!
What Can Veneers be Used For?
Veneers are thin shells designed to attach to the visible surface of a tooth, masking imperfections and giving them a healthy appearance. They are usually made of porcelain, which has a tooth-like luster and translucent coloring.
Dentists use veneers for a variety of reasons, mainly cosmetic. The most common applications for veneers are:
• Chipped teeth
• Worn or misshapen teeth
• Gaps in the smile
• Minor misalignment
• Severe discoloration
The Cosmetic Veneer Treatment Stages
The dental veneers process always begins with a consultation. Dr. Santos will discuss what issues you seek to fix with your smile, and what you are hoping to achieve. It is common for a veneer application to be combined with other procedures, such as tooth whitening, to reach the patient’s dental goals.
Once the dentist has determined what your desired result is, she will work with you to create a treatment plan. This will cover which teeth will receive veneers and the specific aesthetic details. Dr. Santos will work with you to choose the desired shade and shape, considering your skin tone, facial structure, and other details that affect your smile’s aesthetic.
A dental lab will craft your custom veneers. When they are ready, the dentist will smooth out the tooth surface to prepare for the veneers, then adhere them with a dental cement. Once in place, your veneers will function as naturally as your normal teeth. With proper care, veneers can last for years, even decades.
Caring for Your Veneers
Taking excellent care of your veneers is simple. You can brush and floss around your veneers just like the rest of your teeth. Take care to brush gently, as repeated abrasive brushing can mar the surface of the veneer.
Though mildly stain resistant, it is possible for certain foods and drinks to discolor veneers over time. It is advised to moderate your intake of strongly colored foods, such as berries and red sauce, and dark drinks, including coffee, tea, sodas, and alcoholic beverages. Brush your teeth as soon as possible after consuming any of these items.
First Rate Cosmetic Dentistry in San Francisco
Union Square Cosmetic Dentistry focuses on providing modern, state-of-the-art care for all our San Francisco patients. Our dental team puts their passion and skill to work for you, going above and beyond to ensure that you receive a positive dental experience. Schedule your next visit to our beautiful modern office today!