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Posts for: April, 2016

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
April 27, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Could these cosmetic restorations be the best way to revive your smile?

There are so many options when it comes to improving the look of your smile that it may be difficult to choose. Let your veneersNewport Beach dentists, Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim, make it easier to get the smile you want with porcelain veneers.

What are dental veneers?

These thin porcelain shells are applied over the front surface of your teeth to hide common flaws like cracks, chips, discolorations, gaps between teeth or even minor overlapping. These porcelain restorations are often preferred over dental crowns because it requires less tooth enamel to be removed.

Am I a good candidate for veneers?

Porcelain veneers can be a great option for many people in Newport Beach and you also could benefit from these restorations. Of course, there are some factors that will determine whether veneers are the best choice for you:

  • You have good dental health that is free of decay or untreated gum disease
  • You are dealing with dental imperfections that affect the shape, color or size of a tooth or teeth
  • You are ready to care for and maintain your restorations for the rest of your life (because enamel has to be removed prior to applying the veneers this procedure is irreversible)
  • You maintain good oral hygiene and will continue to visit your Newport Beach cosmetic dentists twice a year for cleanings and maintenance

How do I get veneers?

First thing’s first, you will need to come in for a consultation so we can examine your smile and determine that your goals are right for veneers. If we deem you a great candidate for veneers the next step is to take impressions of your teeth from which to make your uniquely crafted veneers. A small amount of enamel will also need to be removed, but this is painless and can often be done without needing anesthesia.

Once your veneers are crafted, we will apply them over the front of your teeth using a tooth-colored resin and a laser to harden the resin to the tooth. In just three visits, you’ll be able to walk out with a beautiful new smile.

If you are ready to find out if veneers are right for you then it’s high time you scheduled a consultation at Timothy T. Bui DDS, Inc. in Newport Beach, CA. Call our office today!