Do you avoid smiling because you’re embarrassed about flaws inside your mouth? Do you have chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between your teeth or discolorations? If so, you aren’t alone! Your smile may be part of who you are, but disliking your smile can damage your self-esteem. To help you regain the confidence you deserve, we offer treatments for veneers and Lumineers® in Mission Viejo, CA. This is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that hides chips, discolorations, gaps and mild crookedness. Dr. Ash and our cosmetic dentistry team at Harmony Dentistry are well qualified to install both veneers and Lumineers, and can do so in as few as two appointments!
Dental veneers are porcelain caps that fit over the surface of your teeth. They are permanently fixed to your teeth, lasting up to 10 years before they need to be replaced. Lumineers are a type of laminate veneer that can reduce cost and preparation time. In both cases, the caps are precisely crafted to match your other teeth, as well as your lips and gums.
If you’re in generally good oral health but have cosmetic issues with your smile, you’re almost certainly a good candidate for dental veneers. As a cosmetic dentistry treatment, veneers aren’t meant to solve functional tooth issues (such as a misaligned bite). However, they can be a great option if you have any of the following issues in the esthetic zone (the teeth that show when you smile):
Every smile is unique, and we want to bring out the best features in yours! That’s why Dr. Ash and his team of cosmetic dentists in Mission Viejo, CA make each set of veneers separately. To provide the best results, veneers need to hide problem teeth and fit comfortably in your mouth. During your first appointment, our cosmetic dentist will remove a few millimeters of the front surface of your tooth enamel. This ensures that your custom veneers will fit comfortably and naturally over your existing teeth. We then take detailed impressions of your teeth, which we use to hand-design your new veneers to an ideal shape, size and color.
When these restorations are complete — usually within two weeks — you’ll return to our dental practice in Mission Viejo, CA where we’ll verify their fit and bond them securely to your teeth. You won’t need to do any special maintenance on your veneers: just brush and floss like normal! Veneers are a great way to achieve a smile makeover without extensive dental work.
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