• Veneers

  • A veneer by definition is a thin sheet of material bonded to another material. In the case of dentistry, the thin material is either plastic or porcelain bonded to the surface of a cosmetically imperfect tooth. The tooth may be discolored, have fractures, show signs of wear, be the wrong size or shape, or be imperfect for a number of other reasons. The veneer covers the imperfection, making the tooth, or teeth look more esthetically pleasing.


    Porcelain Veneers

    Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of the mouth and then bonded to the teeth. Porcelain veneers can be thin allowing for a maximum amount of natural tooth preservation. However, if significant discoloration of the existing tooth exists, a thicker veneer might be required to hide the defect. Porcelain by nature has translucent properties which gives it a toothlike appearance and depth.


    Composite Veneers (Bonding)

    Composite veneers can be fabricated directly by layering composite resin material directly on the the tooth. The composite typically costs less than the porcelain option and often needs to be replaced more frequently.


    Comparison of Porcelain and Composite Veneers

      Porcelain Composite
    • Multiple visits if custom shade is required
    • Can last 10-15 years (if well cared for)
    • Color is more steadfast
    • Stronger
    • More esthetic (mimics enamel better)
    • More expensive
    • Single visit
    • Less time to fabricate
    • Can last 4-8 years (if well cared for)
    • More prone to discoloration
    • More prone to chipping and fracture
    • Less esthetic
    • Less expensive

    Care of Veneers and Bonding

    • Avoid biting into hard foods like carrots or uncut apples with the veneered teeth
    • Avoid opening bags or other containers with your teeth (This may sound obvious but people still do it.)
    • Do Brush and floss - you still have tooth exposed to the oral cavity which can still get cavities
    • Don't chew your fingernails
    • If an occlusal splint or night guard is recommended, wear it faithfully
    • Keep your regular recare appointments so the veneers can be checked regularly by a professional


COVID-19 Alert!

We are available to help with Dental Emergencies!


The safety of our patients and team members is a top priority for our Staff.  In compliance with federal and state recommendations, due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, we will be postponing any dental treatment that in not urgent in nature.  We are available to you for toothaches, and other procedures that cannot wait 30 days. If you are experiencing a problem that cannot wait, schedule an appointment now via our online portal that allow you to connect with our schedule to easily and conveniently schedule your dental visit, no need to call just schedule your own appointment!  appointment times may be limited.


If you are not sure if it can wait, a telephone consultation with the dentist may be had by calling (661) 871-0780


Please note: Thorough infection control protocols are used in our office, and each patient will go through a screening process to determine possible exposure to COVID19


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