Dr. Arteaga Family & Cosmetic Dentistry specializes in porcelain veneers. A porcelain veneer is s thin shell of a ceramic material which is placed over the natural tooth surface. Dr. Arteaga will first prepare the tooth by removing half a millimeter of the natural tooth, to allow for the thickness of the veneer. Afterwards, Dr. Arteaga will take a mold of the tooth so that the veneer can be fabricated.
Finally, the veneers are permanently bonded or cemented to the natural tooth. Veneers are used to cover discoloration and imperfections. Porcelain veneers are also an effective substitution for crowns for the front teeth, as they can aesthetically change the size, color and shape of the teeth. Dr. Arteaga can mount the veneer using little to no anesthesia. Veneers are resistant to staining, including stains from coffee, tea and cigarettes.
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