If you’re sick of a stained teeth ruining an otherwise gorgeous smile, or trying to fix that one chipped or a few oddly shaped teeth, porcelain veneers in Berkeley might be the key to getting you smiling wide.
What are Dental Veneers?
Thin shells of either porcelain or composite material, veneers are placed directly on top of teeth and firmly bonded in place. Whether your veneers are porcelain or made from the composite, they can be fabricated and placed in very little time. Once they are set, the veneers look just like any other tooth in your mouth and they feel just like natural teeth.
What Can Veneers Correct?
We offer professional teeth whitening to make your entire smile sparkle, but if it’s just one tooth that’s picked up a nasty stain somewhere along the way, that stain can be masked quickly and easily by a veneer. Additional dental issues veneers can correct:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misaligned or crooked teeth
- Gaps or spacing in teeth
- Worn down teeth
How much do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
Dental veneers, whether they are composite or porcelain vary in costs on an individual basis. We know that our patients would like an exact cost off the bat but a thorough exam first has to be done to determine what exactly will be needed. The first step is to call our office and set up a consultation. From there our Berkeley cosmetic dentists will address your concerns and see if in fact you are a candidate for veneers. Veneers can take the place of costly orthodontic treatment often so instead of needing braces, for example, you may be able to solve your dental issue with veneers.
How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
First, our dentists will take a close look at the tooth or teeth that need work by acquiring a digital image of your mouth. If necessary we remove a small layer of your enamel where the veneers will be adhered too. From there, we will take impressions and work with our lab to custom-build your veneers. After the veneers are shaped and made, you’ll come back in for your second visit. We’ll make sure the size, fit, shape and color are to your specifications. A powerful adhesive is then placed on the tooth with the veneer set on top and bonded quickly using laser light. In no time, you’ll have a complete smile makeover!
Why We Offer Lumineers
At our dental office, we provide our patients with a special veneer from Lumineers, a product we’ve seen work time and time again. Lumineers are the most popular veneer in the world and are ultra-thin, about the width of a contact lens, so they feel like almost nothing on your teeth. The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no shots, no drilling and no anesthesia — it’s a completely pain-free process!
Lumineers require no tooth reduction, can last up to 20 years with proper care and are reversible if you were to ever change your mind! Whether you are looking for composite veneers, porcelain veneers or Lumineers in Berkeley, CA, Berkeley Hills Dentistry has you covered!