Veneers Specialist

Almaden Dental Associates -  - Comprehensive Dentistry

Almaden Dental Associates

Comprehensive Dentistry located in San Jose, CA

Are cosmetic defects, like cracks, chips, or stains on your teeth, holding you back from loving your smile? Then cover them up with veneers! Olga Belova, DDS, and the dental professionals at Almaden Dental Associates in San Jose, California, can fit you with high-quality veneers to transform your smile into something you love. Get started today by scheduling an appointment with the office by phone or online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that look just like the front part of a natural tooth. They are permanently bonded to the front side of your smile and cover up minor imperfections.

Once in place, your veneers look and feel just like natural teeth and give your smile a brighter and flawless appearance.

Will veneers work for me?

By fully covering up the visible portion of your teeth, veneers can fix a wide range of cosmetic concerns, such as:

  • Cracks or chips in your teeth
  • Staining or discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth with large gaps between them
  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth that are significantly worn down

Veneers are occasionally used for non-cosmetic purposes, such as reinforcing a tooth that’s suffered minor damage.

What are the steps in getting veneers?

It takes both a high degree of technical skill and an eye for cosmetic detail to successfully place veneers, which is why so many patients from Santa Clara County and the Bay Area have sought out the team of dedicated professionals at Almaden Dental Associates for their veneers.

The first step in your process is to have a consultation at the office. You discuss how you’d like your smile to look, and your dentist helps you choose a size, shape, and color for your veneers that best matches and enhances your facial features and overall appearance.

Your dentist might use a “wax up” or a computer enhancement program to give you a sense of how your smile will look once you get your veneers.

Your dentist then makes room for your veneers by shaving off a very thin layer of enamel from the front side of your teeth. They then take an impression of your prepared teeth and send it off to a lab that fabricates your veneers.

You wear a set of temporary veneers as you wait for your permanent ones to come back from the lab, at which point you come back to Almaden Dental Associates to have them placed. Your dentist ensures that they fit comfortably and look perfect, then seals them in place with dental cement.

How do I maintain my veneers?

Veneers are very resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette stains, and with proper care, they’ll keep your smile beautiful for well over a decade.

You should care for your veneers just like you do for the rest of your teeth: brush and floss daily, maintain regular checkups and cleanings with Almaden Dental Associates, and consider wearing a night guard to prevent grinding while you sleep.

You can prolong the life of your veneers if you refrain from using them as tools to open and cut objects. Even if you accidentally break or chip one of your veneers, though, your dentist can usually replace just the damaged one without having to repair the rest of your smile.

Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of by scheduling a veneers consultation with Almaden Dental Associates today. You can book your appointment by calling the office or setting up a visit online.