Dental Veneers are not just for the rich and famous. Thanks to modern dental techniques, you do not have to spend a fortune to take care of those stained or chipped teeth giving you the smile that you have always dreamed of having.
Talk to the team from Dr. Paul Shinto’s office about Dental Veneers if you are tired of smiling with a closed mouth. Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Bert K. Funatsu, Dr. Seth D. Ichikawa, or Dr. J. Michael Jann will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for Dental Veneers.
If your teeth are crooked, badly stained or oddly shaped you can benefit from Porcelain Veneers. Also known as Dental Veneers these thin pieces of plastic or porcelain are designed to change the shape and color of your teeth.
Your Cosmetic Dentist in Pasadena will first determine if you are a good candidate with a diagnosis and treatment plan. Once you have been okayed for Porcelain Veneers, Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Bert K. Funatsu, Dr. Seth D. Ichikawa, or Dr. J. Michael Jann will prepare your teeth by buffing the surface of your tooth or teeth to allow for the added thickness of the veneer. This usually takes one or two hours and may require an anesthetic. The second of three visits will also include a mold fabrication, which will be sent to the dental lab for Dental Veneer fabrication. Some patients may not require any special preparation for Porcelain Veneers.
On your third visit, you can expect to spend an hour or two with your Pasadena Cosmetic Dentist who will place your Dental Veneers with glycerin or water to check for fit and color. After fitting, your dentist will cleanse the area applying a special cement between the tooth or teeth and the Porcelain Veneer. Once the cement has been applied, your dentist will harden the material with a laser or light beam.
It is important to remember that Porcelain Veneers need to be brushed and flossed daily. After two weeks, your dentist will make sure that everything is in order with a follow up appointment.
If you would like more information regarding Dental Veneers, schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. Paul Shinto’s Cosmetic Dentist in Pasadena who will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for Porcelain Veneers.