Jae Won Lee, DDS
General Dentistry located in Desert Hot Springs, CA
If you’re looking to give your smile a boost, veneers may be the answer you’ve been looking for. The team at DHS Dental in Desert Hot Springs, California, provides custom veneers that can enhance the appearance of chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. Veneers fit snugly on your teeth, improving your smile while allowing you to continue eating your favorite foods. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded over your natural teeth to conceal smile flaws. You can use veneers to improve the appearance of:
- Discoloration or stains
- Crooked teeth
With veneers, you don’t need to undergo oral surgery or more involved dental work to enhance your smile. The process for getting veneers is simple and straightforward.
What is the process for getting veneers?
Getting veneers typically requires at least two visits to DHS Dental. First, your dentist will remove small portions of enamel from the targeted teeth to make room for the veneers. Then they’ll take detailed impressions of your teeth.
The impressions and detailed instructions, such as the precise shade and size, are then sent to a dental lab where your veneers are made. It generally takes about two weeks to finish a set of veneers.
Once your veneers are ready, you’ll return to the office. After your dentist makes sure the veneers fit properly, they’ll use a special dental adhesive to bond them to your natural teeth. Unlike dentures, veneers are fixed, meaning they aren’t removable without professional intervention.
What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers can provide you with a cost-effective option outside of oral surgery to address cosmetic concerns you have with your smile. With veneers, you can once again smile with confidence.
If you choose to get veneers, you’ll have many reasons to smile big. They also function like natural teeth, often helping patients with gaps improve their speech, chewing, and digestion.
How long do veneers last?
With proper care, your veneers can last up to 10 years or more. The key is brushing and flossing diligently and maintaining your regular checkups. As you age, your mouth will naturally change, so he may need to make minor changes on occasion.
To schedule a consultation for veneers, book an appointment online or over the phone with DHS Dental today.