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Porcelain Veneers


When you smile, the first thing that others notice is your teeth. The appearance of your teeth can play a major role in how you are perceived. Even the slightest imperfection can mar an otherwise beautiful smile, seriously deteriorating its quality. These imperfections can also affect your confidence, leading you to hide your smile from those around you. Having to constantly hide your teeth when you want to smile or laugh is no way to live your life. At the office of Joseph Dautremont, DDS, we can restore the appearance of your teeth with porcelain veneers.

What Are Veneers?


Veneers are thin shells that look similar to shells. They are made to cover over the fronts of damaged teeth, effectively covering over minor imperfections and restoring the beauty to your smile. They can be used to correct some minor flaws in the teeth including:
•  Small fractures or chips that affect the outer layers of the teeth. If damage extends into the inner layers, a different treatment will be necessary.
•  Minor alignment issues that do not affect the health of your mouth. These including small gaps between the teeth as well as minor overlapping.
•  Teeth that are misshapen or different sizes from the rest.
•  Discoloration that has not responded to professional teeth whitening.

Why Porcelain?


Veneers are typically made from one of two materials, composite resin or porcelain. At Joseph Dautremont DDS, all of our veneers are made of porcelain. While both materials are white in color, matching the color of enamel, porcelain can be stained and finished to provide a perfect color match to your surrounding teeth. Porcelain also mimics the way that enamel reflects light, something composite resin cannot do. Along with these aesthetic benefits, porcelain is stronger than composite resin. It can withstand more use and has a longer lifespan.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers


Porcelain veneers provide a flawless restoration, giving you back your beautiful smile. In doing so, your confidence can be greatly improved. These are not the only benefits that porcelain veneers offer. Other benefits include:
•  Biocompatibility. Porcelain will not irritate your gum tissue.
•  Stain resistance. The material can better resist stains than composite resin, or even your natural enamel.
•  Strength. Porcelain is stronger than composite resin and can withstand most normal daily use. With proper care, porcelain can last 15 years or more.

Placing Your Porcelain Veneers


a smiling patient with porcelain veneers from Joseph Dautremont, DDS
Placing porcelain veneers usually takes two appointments. During your first appointment, the affected teeth are prepared, and impressions of your mouth are taken. Preparing the teeth involves removing a small amount of enamel from the fronts each affected tooth. We do this to create enough space so that the veneers fit naturally in with the rest of your teeth. The process is completed under local anesthetic to prevent discomfort. Impressions are taken after the teeth are prepared, and sent to a dental lab. There, the veneers are designed and fabricated.

After the veneers have been sent back, you return for your second appointment. At this appointment, we check the veneers for proper fit and color and bond them the teeth. You leave with a completely restored smile.

Correcting even small imperfections can greatly improve the quality of your smile. Call the office of Joseph Dautremont, DDS today to learn more about porcelain veneers and find out if they are the right solution for you at (818) 570-8525.


Joseph Dautremont, DDS, MAGD
(818) 570-8525
6024 Fallbrook Ave, Ste 201
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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