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Veneers Specialist

Advanced Family Dentistry

Dentists located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Misshapen teeth, discoloration, and fractures in your smile are easily treatable with porcelain veneers. At Advanced Family Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga, California, board-certified dentist Reza Parhizkar, DDS, offers custom-made veneers to transform your smile with beautiful, straight teeth. To learn more about veneers, call Advanced Family Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that adhere to the surface of your front teeth. These custom-made restorations hide imperfections in your smile without extensive dental work. Not only can veneers transform the shape, size, and color of your teeth, they’re also completely stain resistant. 

What can veneers treat?

Veneers are primarily cosmetic restorations that enhance the appearance of your front teeth. Porcelain veneers may be right for you if you have:

  • Misshapen teeth
  • Overly long or short teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Severe tooth discoloration
  • Fractured or chipped teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Teeth worn from bruxism (grinding)

Even if you’re happy with the overall appearance of your teeth, veneers can help them look straighter, whiter, and more uniform.

What does getting veneers involve?

Planning and placing porcelain veneers typically takes two dental visits to complete. During your first appointment, Dr. Parhizkar performs a comprehensive evaluation to determine whether you’re a good candidate for veneers. In most instances, veneers require very little anesthesia to place comfortably. 

Next, Dr. Parhizkar prepares your teeth for veneers by buffing and shaping them. He also removes a very small portion of enamel to make room for the new veneer. That step ensures the veneer blends in with your surrounding teeth without appearing bulky or unnatural. 

Creating custom-made veneers requires highly accurate impressions of your teeth. Dr. Parhizkar uses these impressions to create a mold at an outside laboratory. While you wait for your new veneers, you’ll wear temporary veneers to protect your teeth.

About 2-3 weeks later, you can return to Advanced Family Dentistry for your permanent restorations. Dr. Parhizkar removes the temporary veneers and cleans your teeth with a special liquid agent to prepare for your veneers. He also etches the affected teeth to strengthen the bond for the veneers. 

After making any necessary adjustments, Dr. Parhizkar cements your veneers in place and hardens them with a special curing light.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers can last more than 10 years with proper care. Regular brushing and flossing, routine dental checkups, and avoiding overly hard snacks can help extend the lifespan of your veneers.

To learn more about veneers, call Advanced Family Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.