Veneers Specialist

Salem Dentistry

Roxana Salem, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Long Beach, CA

Cracked, stained, or misshapen teeth can make you think twice before smiling. The dental experts at Salem Dentistry offer porcelain veneers as a way to make your smile look and function better. Located in Long Beach, California, the experienced team at Salem Dentistry can help you look and feel your best with custom veneers. Schedule online or call for an appointment.

Veneers Q & A

Why should I consider veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells made to replicate the natural look of your teeth. Before bonding the veneers to your existing teeth, one of the qualified dentists at Salem Dentistry goes tooth-by-tooth to fit each veneer. Veneers hide defects like gaps, stains, cracks, or misshapen teeth. They likewise help fortify frail teeth.

Although veneers can be made out of resin composite materials, porcelain is the most stain-resistant material. Porcelain more closely resembles your actual teeth enamel, too. A member of the qualified dental team presents your options and helps you pick the best kind of veneers for your unique situation.

What is the procedure for getting veneers?

The process begins with a consultation to discuss your goals and determine the best type of veneers for your needs, after which you come back for a second appointment. Here, a skilled cosmetic dental specialist readies your current teeth for the shape of the veneers by scraping off a minimal amount of enamel from the surface. After your teeth have been prepared, your dental practitioner takes a mold of your teeth to create your individualized veneers in the dental lab.

When your veneers are ready, you come back to have the veneers fitted to each tooth. To prepare your teeth for the bonding process, the dental expert cleans and etches the surface of your teeth. Then, your dental expert uses a specialized cement and light source that bonds the cement securely to the porcelain. In no time at all, your veneers are securely in place, and you have a beautiful and improved smile.

Why should I get veneers?

Veneers improve crooked, broken, or misshapen teeth while maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth. Also, they provide the following benefits:

  • Resistance to stains
  • Well-tolerated by your gums
  • Ability to lighten darker teeth, so they appear whiter
  • Look great with no invasive dental work
  • Reinforce weak teeth
  • Cheaper than other dental treatments such as crowns

To learn more about how to improve your smile and the convenience of custom veneers, schedule a consultation using the online booking tool or call Salem Dentistry today.