If you have minor teeth imperfections, but don’t want braces, dental veneers might be the answer. Emanuela Alexandroni, DDS, can cover a stain here and close a gap there to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Use the REQUEST APPOINTMENT link below or call her Brea, California, practice to set up a consultation.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers create a thin shell-like covering over your tooth’s surface that improves the aesthetics of your smile. They’re comprised of a thin layer of porcelain or ceramic that provides the most tooth-like appearance.
For this dental procedure, Dr. Alexandroni prepares your teeth, takes impressions, and sends them to the lab — where they produce your customized veneers. Finally, Dr. Alexandroni cements the fabricated veneers to your tooth’s surface.
Who needs veneers?
Some people choose veneers to cover their smile’s imperfections caused by medication stains or broken teeth. Other flaws you may want to hide with veneers include:
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- A chipped tooth
- A crooked bite
Veneers make your teeth look straighter, brighter, and flawless — without braces or other corrective procedures.
How can I take care of my veneers?
Once your veneers are damaged, they must be replaced. Therefore, taking care of your veneers is crucial to preserving their longevity.
One of the advantages of veneers is that you can brush and floss them like natural teeth. However, you should try to avoid abrasive toothpaste, so you don’t wear them down.
Even though veneers resist stains, they’re not stain-proof. You must avoid stain-causing food and beverages, like coffee and red wine, to maintain their color.
Veneers last an average of 10-15 years with proper care. To prolong their lifespan, don’t use your teeth as tools or grind them. Dr. Alexandroni can fit you for a mouthguard if you play sports or clench your teeth.
If you’re looking to get veneers in the North Orange County area, book an appointment with Dr. Alexandroni by clicking the REQUEST APPOINTMENT button or over the phone.