Understanding porcelain dental veneers in Hanford, CA

Does your morning "getting ready" routine include smiling into the mirror and then immediately wishing your teeth were whiter, brighter, or straighter? Do you cover your smile with your lips or your hand when meeting new people? Do you hold back laughter because you're worried that others will judge you for a smile that's not perfect?

Our smiles are important to our overall appearance. When we're confident, we feel better. If you think your smile needs to be improved, you might be putting off the discussion with your dentist because you're worried about the cost. Dr. Nikunj Raiyani encourages his Hanford, CA, area patients to have a conversation about their perceived flaws and desired results. Often, the Hanford Family Dental Center can work within a budget to give patients a smile they can't wait to show off.

One popular cosmetic treatment option is dental veneers. Veneers are a simple procedure that can be used to cover or improve several dental issues. Veneers are thin strips of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth, covering flaws such as misalignment, irregularities in the way the teeth are shaped, chipped teeth, or teeth that are stained or yellowing.

Rather than undergoing multiple treatments to correct several cosmetic dental problems, veneers can be applied in two quick visits to the dentist's office. During the first appointment, the dentist will remove a tiny bit of enamel from the surface of the teeth. This is necessary to make room for the dental veneers to be applied. Next, you will have impressions or a wax model of the teeth made from which the veneers will be created. It's important to note that each set of veneers is created uniquely for the patient. Therefore, you get a smile that could only be yours.

When the veneers are created, you'll return to the dentist's office to have them permanently placed on your teeth. Prior to bonding the veneers, Dr. Raiyani will ensure that they fit and look perfect. Small adjustments will likely need to be made. Finally, once you and Dr. Raiyani are both happy with them, the veneers will be bonded into place.

If you're thinking about improving the appearance of your smile, consider veneers. Call the Hanford Family Dentistry Office today.

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