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By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc
September 12, 2019
Tags: Veneer  

If you are interested in veneers for your teeth, Dr. Timothy Bui in Newport Beach and Garden Grove can help.

Porcelain veneers have been in the news recently as a cosmetic dental treatment for everyone, according to The Atlantic veneersmagazine. You might have heard about veneers, and we want to provide you with more information with frequently asked questions about dental veneers.

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are slim pieces of porcelain or plastic that are bonded to your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry uses veneers as a product to fix dental imperfections such as front tooth gaps, chipped teeth, discolored teeth, or severely stained teeth. They can also be used to fix dental issues from injury, crooked teeth, and cracked teeth.

What is the process of getting veneers?

The American Dental Association (ADA) states that you should plan for multiple cosmetic dental appointments when you are getting veneers. The first appointment may only be an assessment and consultation with your cosmetic dentist.

During the next appointment, the dentist in Newport Beach, CA, will shave off a portion of enamel from the teeth receiving the veneers. An impression (or mold) will be taken of the patient's teeth, and sent out to a dental technician lab where the veneers are made.

Once the veneers have been created, the patient will come back for another appointment. During this appointment, the dentist will place the veneers and bond them to the teeth.

How long do dental veneers last?

Putting veneers on your teeth is an irreversible cosmetic dental procedure. Since the dentist removes a portion of enamel from the teeth, veneers are meant to be permanent once they are bonded to teeth.

The typical lifespan of veneers is 7-15 years; however, the ADA says that longevity of dental veneers depends on the habits and care of the patient. People who grind their teeth may chip veneers sooner than the average expectancy.


If you aren't satisfied with the current appearance of your teeth, call Dr. Bui's cosmetic dental boutique in Newport Beach, CA, at (949) 675-7750 and (714) 537-0550 for our Garden Grove, CA, office to schedule your veneer consultation today.