• Veneers

  • Veneers are a simple and effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile. Veneers are custom-made to fit comfortably and blend in with your natural teeth.

    Patients from Merced, Winton, Atwater, Cressey, and other nearby neighborhoods have chosen Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center for over 10 years when it comes to their cosmetic dental needs.

    What is a veneer?

    Veneers are ultra-thin layers made of porcelain or composite resin placed on the front of your tooth. Veneers have several uses and may be a good option for you if you have:

    • chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth
    • gaps between your teeth
    • permanently stained or discolored teeth

    Porcelain Veneers

    Porcelain veneers are custom-made in a lab for the best possible fit. Due to this, it may take longer to receive them, but they are extremely strong and don’t stain easily.  

    When placing your veneer, we generally remove some enamel from your tooth, giving your veneer room for a natural fit and look. Once your veneer is in place, it is bonded to your tooth. If you experience issues at any point, we can make adjustments to your veneers.

    Composite Resin Veneers

    Similar to porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers are thin layers placed on your teeth, however, the materials used, creation, and longevity differ.

    Composite resin veneers can take as little as one appointment because we sculpt and bond them to your teeth in our office, not in a lab.

    Like porcelain veneers, we remove some of the enamel on your tooth, allowing your veneer to fit and look natural. We generally remove less enamel with composite resin veneers than we do with porcelain veneers. We use a special light to harden and bond your veneer, then shape it to match the rest of your teeth. While composite veneers aren’t as strong as porcelain veneers, they are fast and easy to fix.

    How do I take care of my veneers?

    You should continue your oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing at least once.

    Diet

    Stay clear of foods that can stain, discolor, or harm your teeth. While it is sometimes tempting, don’t chew on objects or hard foods like pens, pencils, or ice, as they can significantly damage your veneers and teeth. If your veneers are damaged or shifted, they may not look as natural and attract unwanted attention.

    Oral Hygiene

    In order to keep your teeth healthy and your veneers looking good, the American Dental Association suggests brushing twice a day with ADA approved toothpaste and flossing at least once. Flossing is especially important in removing plaque and other harmful bacteria.

    Dental Visits

    Regular dental visits are essential in maintaining the look and function of your veneers. Over time you may need modifications that only a professional can make.

    How do I know if I need veneers?

    If you are unsatisfied with your smile due to discoloration or fear a chipped or cracked tooth will worsen, veneers could be a great treatment option for you. Since every patient is unique, veneers won’t serve as a good choice for everyone. After we speak about your desired look and concerns, we will choose the best option together.

    Make an appointment with Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center today by calling (209) 600-7467 or emailing us at ranumishra@gmail.com. We are located in Merced, CA and happily serve Winton, Atwater, Cressey and other surrounding communities.

    Let us help you get closer to the smile of your dreams!