Porcelain Dental Veneers

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Porcelain Veneers Patient - Dr. MiyakePorcelain veneers are an increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, capable of quickly transforming damaged and discolored teeth into seamless parts of a beautiful smile. Veneers are thin, custom-shaped pieces of ceramic material designed to fit over the front of your teeth and when placed by a skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Gregory Miyake, they are virtually indistinguishable from adjacent natural teeth.

If you live in or around Fresno, California and are considering porcelain veneers, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS online or by calling 559-224-0103 to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation right away.

Porcelain Veneer Candidates

Porcelain veneers can improve your smile by concealing multiple cosmetic dental problems, including:

  • Undesirably small teeth
  • Uneven tooth length
  • Misshapen or twisted teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Stained or yellowed teeth

If you are generally dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. A smile can be made brighter and more symmetrical with veneers, which will create a stunning appearance that truly shines.

Just about everybody is a candidate for porcelain veneers. However, there are a few circumstances which may need to be managed before you can become a porcelain veneers candidate. These circumstances include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Poor bite alignment

Dr. Miyake is an experienced general and cosmetic dentist who has the goal of achieving appealing and healthy smiles for his patients. He can help you determine what is best for your teeth and smile, whether that involves porcelain veneers or other treatments.

Instant Orthodontics

Some people call porcelain veneers “instant orthodontics” because of the effect they can have on the shape of your smile without the time-consuming inconvenience of braces. Porcelain veneers can do more than just cover up your damaged or discolored teeth. They can also:

  • Make your teeth more symmetrical
  • Create a smoother overall arc to your bite
  • Make shorter teeth more proportionate
  • Splint minor teeth cracks

Although porcelain veneers are an excellent option for treating teeth with minor, surface-level damage, significant damage and severely misaligned teeth may prevent you from being a candidate for porcelain veneers. This can be discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation at our Fresno cosmetic dentistry office.

Porcelain Veneer Benefits

Porcelain veneers in FresnoMultipurpose use is one of the chief benefits of porcelain veneers. From tooth chips to stains, porcelain veneers effectively conceal a wide range of common cosmetic dental problems. By creating a new tooth surface, porcelain veneers can address one or several aspects of your smile that are causing you dissatisfaction.

By creating a pleasing smile, porcelain veneers may increase your confidence. They can be of considerable benefit to people who spend much of their work day in face-to-face communication, and anyone who has always felt trapped behind a smile they are uncomfortable sharing with others. Porcelain veneers can provide the confidence of knowing you can flash an appealing smile whenever you want.

Other benefits of porcelain veneers include:

  • Durability and longevity
  • Non-invasive procedure
  • Fast results
  • Stain resistance
  • Natural appearance

Of course, one of the most beneficial aspects of porcelain veneers are those qualities lending to their natural appearance. The porcelain material has a natural, authentic sheen like your other teeth. Instead of having a flat, opaque appearance, porcelain veneers have a translucent luster. A natural but glamorous smile can be created with porcelain veneers.

Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin enough to fit seamlessly into your smile, yet strong enough to perform the same functions as natural tooth enamel. Providing they are properly cared for, these incredibly durable cosmetic restorations can continue to produce remarkable aesthetics for years to come.

Daily care of your porcelain veneers should consist of:

  • Brushing after every meal and snack – use a soft bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to prevent scratching your veneers
  • Flossing morning and night – this will help prevent plaque from building up underneath or alongside your veneers

It is important that you do not use a mouthwash with alcohol or other astringent ingredients. These can loosen the bonding that holds veneers in place, allowing them to come loose or fall off entirely.

In addition to daily care, it is important that you visit Dr. Miyake every six months for professional cleanings and examinations. These allow us to ensure all of your teeth – not just those covered by veneers – are strong and healthy. They also allow Dr. Miyake to check the state of your veneers and to schedule their replacement as necessary.

Contact a Porcelain Veneers Dentist

Porcelain veneers can last for a number of years when cared for properly. During your consultation Dr. Miyake can discuss this with you further and answer any specific questions about porcelain veneers that you may have.

If you are considering porcelain veneers in Madera, Clovis, Tulare or surrounding areas of California, please contact our experienced Fresno cosmetic dentist and schedule a consultation today.