Selma Sunshine Dental

Mandeep Sandhu, DDS

Dentist located in Selma, CA

If you’re looking for a way to permanently enhance the appearance of your smile, veneers are for you. Veneers are a popular solution to a number of cosmetic concerns, like chipped, stained, and misshapen teeth. At Selma Sunshine Dental in Selma, California, Mandeep Sandhu, DDS, and his team provide high-quality, natural-appearing dental veneers. To find out if veneers can help improve your smile, book an appointment by phone or online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin covers made to look like natural teeth that adhere to the surface of your tooth. Veneers are a popular solution for correcting missing, discolored, chipped, and misshapen teeth. Veneers are also used to fix gaps and uneven spaces. 

There are several different options for veneers, including porcelain, composite, and zirconia.

What are zirconia veneers?

Zirconia is an innovative dental material favored for its strength, resistance to fracture, and resemblance of the natural tooth. Zirconia veneers allow you to enhance the appearance of your smile without requiring too much alteration of the natural tooth. 

Traditional veneers require a significant portion of the natural tooth to be filed down to make room for the veneer. 

This makes traditional veneers an undesirable option for patients looking to preserve their tooth structure. Zirconia veneers are ultra-thin and placed with minimal loss of the natural tooth. 

What concerns can veneers fix?

Veneers are commonly used to address issues like:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Gaps

Veneers provide a long-term solution to a number of aesthetic concerns. Once placed, dental veneers appear and function just like natural teeth. 

How are veneers placed?

Veneers typically require three appointments for placement. During your first appointment, your dentist evaluates your oral health and teeth structure using X-rays. 

You and your dentist then discuss your desired outcome and work together to develop a personalized treatment plan, including the type of veneers. 

During your second appointment, your dentist files down the surface of your teeth to make room for the veneers. Once your teeth are modified, your dentist takes an impression of them to construct your veneers. 

It typically takes two to four weeks for custom veneers to be made. In the meantime, temporary veneers may be worn to cover the teeth being treated. 

The final appointment is to place your veneers. Before placing your veneers, your dentist files and makes alterations to ensure a perfect fit. The veneers are then permanently bonded to your teeth using a durable dental cement.

To find out if veneers can help improve the appearance of your smile, book an appointment by phone or online today.