The appearance of your smile plays an important role for your self-confidence, self-esteem, and your social life. This is especially true for people who work in an industry requiring a lot of face-to-face interaction. If your smile has been afflicted by cosmetic imperfections, like chips, stains, discolored fillings or discoloration, Dr. Kaitilin Riley might recommend dental veneers.
These porcelain shells replace the front surfaces of the teeth with a porcelain material that is scintillatingly white. They also will not be as receptive to future stains as your natural tooth enamel. The net result is that your teeth will remain bright white for many years to come!
Your dentist will start by examining each tooth in your smile. If one of your teeth lack sufficient tooth enamel to anchor a veneer, she might recommend having the tooth restored with a porcelain dental crown.
Next, your dentist will use a drill to remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the face of each tooth. Our technicians will then take a detailed impression of each tooth. This will be sent to a dental lab where the porcelain veneers will be custom crafted.
A member of our staff will call you to schedule a second appointment when your veneers are ready. Your dentist will cement them in place during this appointment.
If you live in the Paso Robles, California, area and you have cosmetic imperfections in your smile, you should call 805-238-3880 to schedule a consultation at Kaitilin Riley DDS.