Tooth enamel that has been discolored by the aging process, tobacco stains, or common dental staining can be socially embarrassing. Rather than feeling awkward about their smile’s appearance, many people in the Granite Bay, California, area will turn to Dr. Keven R. Mills to explore the cosmetic dental options we offer.
This might call for a dental bleaching treatment to whiten your tooth enamel. However, if you frequently struggle with stains or if you have minor physical imperfections, we might recommend dental veneers or porcelain crowns.
Veneers are thin shells that are created from a special dental-grade porcelain. Each one is custom-designed to match the unique shape of a tooth in your smile.
The porcelain material can be shaded to look just like white, natural tooth enamel, only it will not be as receptive to future staining. This will make it easy to maintain your smile’s appearance in the future.
Your dentist will start with a thorough examination of each tooth to assess the health and integrity of your teeth. If a tooth has been compromised in some way by an existing filling, new cavity, or another defect in the tooth enamel, Dr. Keven R. Mills might recommend a porcelain crown restoration. This will completely replace the tooth enamel layer with the same dental-grade porcelain as the veneers.
Once all the teeth have been addressed, your dentist will create an impression of each tooth. This is used to custom-make your dental veneers.
When the veneers and crowns are ready, we will call you back in for a second appointment. Your dentist will install them into place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Granite Bay, California, area and you are interested in having dental veneers improve your smile, you should call 916-915-5108 to schedule an appointment.