Veneers in Los Gatos, CA
Do you wish you could take your smile from dull to dazzling? With today’s cosmetic dentistry in Los Gatos, CA, you can get the celebrity teeth you’ve always admired with veneers. These unique cosmetic restorations change the way your teeth look while leaving the foundation of your smile intact. Veneers cover up flaws in your smile, giving you the perfect teeth you wish you had been born with.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are super-thin covers that go over the teeth that show when you smile. With a similar translucency to natural teeth, veneers upgrade your smile beautifully.
If you decide on veneers, we will need to remove some of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneers and to avoid a too-thick look. This does mean, however, that veneers are permanent. These durable cosmetic restorations can last a good number of years before you need to replace them, as long as you take good care of them.
Why Should I Consider Veneers?
Veneers are a relatively quick way to completely alter your smile. If you have flaws with your teeth that you don’t like, including chips, cracks, gaps, or even crooked teeth, veneers can cover them up. We can place just one veneer if you have one flawed tooth, or we can change your entire smile.
You should plan on at least two appointments to our Los Gatos, CA dental office to get your veneers. At your first appointment, you and Dr. Pagonis will decide how you want your new smile to look; then, she will prepare your teeth. After your veneers are ready from the lab, you’ll return to our dental office, and she will place the veneers, make any needed adjustments, and permanently bond them into place.
Should I Just Whiten My Teeth Instead?
Only you can make the best decision for cosmetically enhancing your smile. There are differences between teeth whitening and veneers that are important to consider.
- Teeth whitening is not permanent; you will need to touch up your smile every few months or so. But the only thing changed about your teeth with professional teeth whitening is the color.
- Veneers are permanent because we have to remove some of your tooth enamel to place them. They also provide a more dramatic improvement to your smile, covering up the aesthetics you don’t like such as gaps, chips, uneven spacing, and more.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Durability is one of the benefits of dental veneers. When you take proper care of your veneers and adhere to a good oral hygiene routine, dental veneers can last for a decade or more. To keep a veneer strong and beautiful, it's important to maintain your overall oral health with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits. It also helps to avoid chewing on hard and crunchy foods, like ice, caramel, or candy.
How Can I Find Out if Veneers Are Right for Me?
Most people who have healthy teeth and gums, but who wish to cover up flaws, are good candidates for veneers. Make an appointment to talk about cosmetic dentistry and veneers at our Los Gatos, CA dental office. Dr. Pagonis will conduct a thorough examination, talk to you about your goals for your smile, and provide you with the information you need to make the best decision.
We look forward to helping you get the perfect teeth you’ve always imagined.