If you don’t like the way your smile looks, this can dramatically impact how you feel about smiling, laughing, and speaking in public. Having a beautiful, straight, white smile can boost your self-confidence and make you feel better about yourself. If you smile more, it can make others around you feel better too.

These are just some of the reasons making cosmetic changes to your smile can be a good investment that impacts many parts of your life.

At Ricardo Suarez, DDS, Dr. Suarez offers veneers as a way to dramatically improve the look of your smile without extensive treatment.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin, translucent shells that cover the teeth that show when you smile. They are placed over your current teeth in such a way as to hide flaws, including chips, stains, gaps, and misalignment. Veneers have a similar translucency to the natural tooth, so they look just like healthy dental enamel. Because veneers are resistant to stains, you’ll enjoy a bright, white smile for years to come.

Because a small amount of the tooth must be removed prior to putting on veneers, these are considered a permanent cosmetic change. With proper care, however, you can expect your veneers to last for many years of glowing smiles.

Veneers are appropriate for fixing one unsightly tooth—or for covering up issues with all the teeth that show when you smile.

How Long Does It Take to Get Veneers?

One of the best advantages of veneers is that you can dramatically improve your smile in just a couple of dental appointments.

At your first dental appointment, Dr. Suarez will recommend that you have a teeth cleaning. He will conduct an examination and talk to you about the way you would like your smile to look. Using his artistic eye and scientific skills, he will work with you to come up with your ideal smile.

He will remove a minuscule amount of tooth enamel to make room for the veneers, so they look natural and not too thick. You’ll get temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent veneers to return from the lab.

When your permanent veneers are ready, you’ll return to our West Covina, CA dental office to have them bonded to your teeth. Dr. Suarez will make any necessary adjustments to ensure your bite feels natural.

And that’s it! In just a couple of dental appointments, your smile will go from so-so to sensational.

Do Veneers Require Special Care?

You can care for your veneers the same way you do your natural teeth: brush twice and floss once each day. Given their stain-resistance, you won’t have to worry about discoloration or yellowing. Use common sense and don’t use your teeth—whether you have veneers or not—as tools, and visit your dentist twice each year to ensure your oral health is on track.

Make a Phone Call Today!

Call Ricardo Suarez, DDS, today—and you could be enjoying a beautiful new smile in a matter of weeks.