Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentistry located in Laurel Heights, San Francisco, CA
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, veneers can change that for you. Alex Pastel, DDS, Leah Life, DDS, and the professional dental team at Pastel Dental in San Francisco, California, help correct a wide range of teeth issues, such as chipped or misshapen teeth, with veneers. To schedule a consultation at the Laurel Heights office, call the practice today or book your appointment online.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
The team at Pastel Dental uses veneers as a cosmetic treatment to change the look of your teeth, giving you an appealing, confident smile.
Veneers are very thin shells that are customized to fit over the surface of your teeth. The treatment doesn’t require extensive dental work, and it can correct a wide range of cosmetic issues concerning your teeth.
Not only do veneers look completely natural, but they’re extremely durable and provide a permanent solution.
Am I a candidate for veneers?
Veneers might be right for you if your teeth are:
- Worn down
- Uneven in length
- Unusually shaped
A consultation with the Pastel Dental team can determine if veneers can cover up your issue and give you the smile you desire.
What is it like to get veneers?
The process of getting veneers happens in a few stages.
At your first appointment, your provider uses a special dental tool to roughen the surface area of your teeth, which prepares them for your veneers. Then they take an impression of your teeth to serve as a model for creating your veneers, and you also choose the color you want.
At your next visit, your dentist cleans your teeth to ensure the proper bonding of your customized veneers. Then they layer a special dental cement to the surface of your teeth and apply the veneers.
The final step involves using ultraviolet light to harden the cement, making your veneers permanently affix to your teeth.
The procedure doesn’t require anesthesia, and the application is painless. You walk away with little to no recovery time and an immediate, new, beautiful smile.
How long do veneers last?
When you take good care of your teeth and practice healthy oral hygiene habits, your veneers can last 10-15 years. The team gives guidance on how to protect the longevity of your new smile with tips, such as don’t chew ice or bite your nails. You want to avoid the risk of chipping your veneers.
To find out if veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with the Pastel Dental team. Call or book your appointment online today.