Find out how veneers can help you achieve a gorgeous smile, near Corcoran CA!

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In the last few years, awareness of dental veneers has increased. Dr. Nikunj Raiyani at Hanford Family Dental Center, near Corcoran, CA, can explain what veneers can do for your smile.

Dental veneers are custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain is the preferred material. Porcelain recreates the natural look of your teeth best.

Veneers are used for:

  • Discolored teeth (this can occur from tetracycline, excessive fluoride, large resin fillings, or root canal treatments)
  • Chipped and broken teeth
  • Uneven, irregular shaped, or misaligned teeth
Dr. Raiyani dedicates himself to individualized treatment. The first step he takes is to consult with you. He determines if veneers are right for you. He explains what the process entails and the benefits and drawback. If you decide to go ahead, he will begin the process.

The procedure:

  • To prepare a tooth, a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the surface, to make space for the thickness of the shell. A local anesthetic might be used during this step.
  • An impression is made of your tooth. This is then sent to a dental laboratory to construct the veneer to exactly fit and match your tooth.
  • At the second appointment, the completed shell is compared to your tooth to ensure that the fit and color is the best match. The veneer possibly will need trimmed to have the proper fit.
  • The natural tooth is then cleaned, polished and etched. The etching roughens the tooth which increases the strength of the bond.
  • The veneer is cemented to the tooth and Dr. Raiyani then evaluates the fit and makes final adjustments.
Hanford Family Dental Center wants all our patients to feel self-confident enough to show off that gorgeous grin. Let us help you feel that way! Call (559) 530-8080 today.

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