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If you are looking for a dental restoration that won’t take years to create a change as with braces, then dental veneers might be a good alternative for you. Veneers are customized, translucent shells worn over teeth to give you a quick yet effective way to enhance your smile. If you have damaged teeth, whether crooked, chipped, cracked or discolored, veneers can help bring back your smile!

How Can Veneers Help You?

Veneers are routinely used to whiten the appearance of your teeth, even lengthening a tooth that may have been worn down from grinding and clenching (bruxism). Dental veneers can be used to fill minor gaps in between teeth, even teeth lost to gum disease, and can beautifully mask discolored fillings on the front teeth.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin shells customized to resemble your natural teeth and fitted over existing teeth. They are made to mimic the way natural teeth reflect light and can also protect the health of existing teeth underneath the shell, if properly cared for by your daily brushing and flossing routine.

How Are Veneers Made?

Typically, veneers are created from porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are often used for more extensive tooth corrections, while composite resin veneers are used as a less invasive way to correct damaged or missing teeth. Porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant, and are more natural-looking than composite veneers, but composite veneers are thinner, which means less of your tooth surface needs to be removed. Porcelain veneers are bonded to the existing tooth and with proper care and maintenance can last over ten years.

If you would like to know more about how dental veneers may be able to correct your smile, give our team at Presidio Dental a call at 415.737.0430 and let us help you restore your beautiful smile!