The Novato Cosmetic Dentist Creates Beautiful Smiles with Porcelain Veneers

Written by Dr. McConnell on Oct 1, 2013

Having a smile that is beautiful and healthy is important because it makes you feel great about yourself while helping to preserve oral health.  The Novato Cosmetic Dentist can help you achieve both goals with cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain veneers.
Dental veneers are ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that are used to replicate the look of natural teeth. They are bonded to the front surface of your teeth and are perfect for making minor alterations to the position, shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. Veneers are not only an effective option for perfecting cosmetic flaws, but they can also help protect your oral health in cases where the position of your teeth is compromised by minor alignment issues.

Porcelain veneers offer a translucent quality that closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. They have a glass-like surface so they resist discoloration from stain-producing food and drink like dark berries and coffee or tea. Veneers offer strength and stability similar to that of your natural tooth enamel. They are also very versatile in terms of the type of cosmetic dental flaws they can correct:

  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Repair chipped, decayed, and worn teeth
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Disguise misaligned teeth
  • Mask the appearance of severely stained teeth
  • Correct minor bite-related problems

Placing porcelain veneers requires removal of a very small amount of your tooth enamel so we can ensure that they fit perfectly. That is why our dentist needs to examine your teeth to determine if veneers are right for you or if other options would be more appropriate. We will take time to discuss your goals and answer any questions because it is important that you are completely comfortable with the process and thrilled with the final results.

We want to help you achieve the goal of perfectly healthy, beautiful teeth. Please contact our Novato Cosmetic Dentist office so we can arrange a complimentary consultation to see if veneers are right for you.