The Dental Center of Hercules
Lovely C. Manlapaz Teodoro, DDS
Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry located in Hercules, CA
Are you unhappy with the way one or a few of your teeth look because of gaps, worn down enamel, or chips? If so, Lovely Manlapaz Teodoro, DDS, at The Dental Center of Hercules in California, can help you through the use of custom-designed porcelain veneers. The veneers provide symmetry to your smile and improve the functionality of your teeth. For specific questions about how veneers can aesthetically improve your smile, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-made thin shells that attach to the front of your teeth, improving their appearance by changing their size, length, or color. You can get one veneer or multiple, depending on your preference.
Dr. Teodoro at The Dental Center of Hercules only uses the highest-quality porcelain veneers because they provide you with the most natural looking teeth and are stain resistant.
People get veneers to fix multiple dental issues, including:
- Permanently discolored teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Gaps between your teeth
- Misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
Veneers offer you the chance to feel confident about your smile knowing they’re a crucial aspect of your million-dollar smile. Dr. Teodoro recommends you visit The Dental Center of Hercules for a consultation to determine if veneers are right for you.
What can I expect during the process of getting veneers?
At The Dental Center of Hercules, Dr. Teodoro makes your experience of receiving a veneer quick and simple. After your initial consultation, she numbs the area around your treatment site to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
Afterward, she removes a tiny amount of your enamel from your tooth’s surface to make room for the veneer. She then makes a model of your tooth, which she uses to fabricate your veneer.
Prior to cementing the veneer onto your tooth, Dr. Teodoro reviews the veneer’s fit and color with you to ensure it’s exactly what you’re looking for. After, she places a special cement on the back of the veneer and places it onto your tooth completing the process.
How do I care for my veneers?
Dr. Teodoro recommends taking care of your veneers the same way you would your regular teeth. The way to do this is by brushing at least twice a day while flossing and using mouthwash at least once daily.
Veneers can dislodge and fall off if you’re not careful. Dr. Teodoro recommends you don’t use your teeth as tools for opening things and refrain from biting hard objects such as ice, pens, or your nails.
By properly caring for your veneers, they can least between 7-20 years.
If you’re looking to create a picture-perfect smile and restore the symmetry of your smile, porcelain veneers are perfect for you. To learn more about veneers, call The Dental Center of Hercules today or schedule your appointment online.