Placing Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a thin, semi-transparent tooth shaped "shell" that are custom made of porcelain. They are permanently bonded to your natural teeth which are located in your "smile zone" to enhance their shape, color, length or size. Veneers can fix gaps between teeth and/or improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, misshaped or misaligned.
- The teeth are cleaned and any old surface restorations are removed.
- An impression is taken of the prepped tooth and sent to a lab where the veneer is fabricated.
- The veneer is applied with bonding resin and a curing light.
- After the veneer is set, it is shaped and polished to look like a natural tooth.
Giving You a BEAUTIFUL Smile
When you look at your smile, do you wonder if it could be just a little (or a lot) more attractive? We want you to know about an affordable dental procedure that can fix crooked, discolored, uneven, and unsightly teeth. The solution is porcelain veneers! Dr. Martin specializes in placing porcelain veneers over your existing teeth to instantly correct multiple problems at once. If you are already thinking about getting porcelain veneers or have any questions about porcelain veneers working in your specific situation, please call us at 916-791-2733 or request an appointment through our website. We will be happy to share everything we know and see if porcelain veneers can give you the smile you have been searching for.
CEREC Single Visit Veneers
The difference between CEREC veneers and conventional ones is that the CEREC machine is in office. Your teeth are prepped, scanned and created in office in just one visit. We do not require the messy molds that most people have a hard time sitting through. Most tradition veneers require not only uncomfortable impressions, but those typically then have to be sent to a lab, which creates waiting and future appointments. CEREC is a high-tech machine that works in conjunction with an in house milling machine to mill your porcelain veneers. The steps are quite simple and happen quickly. We scan the area in which the veneers are to be placed. This scan takes 3D digital pictures of the area and brings it in to the computer where the design phase begins. Your dentist will design a perfectly color-matched, size, and shape veneer that will feel and function like your natural teeth. Once the design is complete, the CEREC machine mills a block of porcelain and creates your new veneers. After this is completed, your veneers are ready to go and are bonded on to your prepped teeth. Within one appointment, you will walk out of our office with beautiful new veneers that look like your own natural teeth.
Veneers vs. Braces to Straighten Teeth
With some porcelain veneers, it may be possible to give you straighter teeth in just a matter of days instead of years like it would take wearing traditional braces. With this procedure you virtually eliminate the overall treatment time as well as the potential of having uncomfortable brackets, unsightly metal wire and the regular adjustment appointments typically associated with braces. Jerry Martin, DDS specializes in this ground-breaking technique and will be happy to help you create a perfect smile for you. Call our office at 916-791-2733 and ask us about how using porcelain veneers can help you.
What About the Cost of Porcelain Veneers?
Cosmetic dental procedures are often thought of as being a dental service that is reserved for Hollywood. Today, this is no longer the case! Porcelain veneers are made very affordable if properly planned and executed. Because each dental case requiring porcelain veneers is unique, pricing them out requires a quick visit to our dental office. Jerry Martin, DDS will work closely with you to ensure your procedure is affordable.