Sometimes, your smile needs a little extra help in order to look its best. Our dentist, Dr. Peter Kim, can use a small change to make a big difference with dental veneers in Sacramento, California. If you would like to find out if dental veneers are the right solution for you, call (916) 481-2000 to schedule your visit at Sierra Oaks Dental.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain or resin that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They can completely change the color or appearance of your teeth and can be customized to meet your smile goals. Our dentist may suggest dental veneers to correct any flaws in your smile or if you are interested in achieving a picture-perfect smile.

Why Opt for Dental Veneers?

If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, veneers might be the perfect treatment option for you. Veneers are often the secret to the perfectly white smiles you often see celebrities sporting in Hollywood! This means that you can get that gorgeous Hollywood smile, too!

Veneers can be applied to just one tooth, several teeth or even all teeth in your smile. Custom-made veneers can:

  • Close large spaces and gaps between teeth
  • Whiten severely stained or discolored teeth
  • Correct the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
  • Correct teeth that are slightly crooked
  • Restore broken, chipped, worn or fractured teeth

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Veneers made of porcelain are excellent for improving your smile appearance because they can be customized to match the color and translucence of natural tooth enamel, and they can even be customized to be a few shades brighter than your natural tooth color. Porcelain is also very resistant to staining, so your teeth can maintain a bright sheen for many years. Veneers made of resin can also be customized to match the color of your tooth enamel. Dental veneers can grant that beautiful smile you have been dreaming of.

Process of Receiving Dental Veneers

Veneers usually only require one to two visits to our dentist depending on the procedure and material being used. We will first take X-rays of your teeth and thoroughly examine all aspects of your smile. Then, we will trim a small amount from your tooth enamel (usually only half a millimeter) in preparation for the veneers. This trimming is necessary so that the veneers can be comfortably placed over the teeth. We will then attach the veneers to the teeth with a dental cement and use a special light to harden it. Follow-up appointments may be recommended so that we can make sure your new veneers are serving you well!

Cost of Dental Veneers

The cost of dental veneers depends on the unique process involved with each veneer. All teeth and all patients are different, and so veneers will not be the same for each patient. The cost will depend on the number of veneers needed, the material being used, and any special considerations and limitations that need to be taken into account for your smile.

To learn more about custom dental veneers and what they can do for your smile, please call or visit us soon! We would love to help you get started on your brand-new smile.