Porcelain dental veneers can successfully correct many common dental problems such as chips, gaps, stains, and even misalignments. These long-lasting treatments are designed to cover aesthetic imperfections with results that look incredibly natural. In many cases, porcelain dental veneers can even improve function of the affected tooth, and they are custom-made to provide you with the most accurate fit possible.
Our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Robert Rioseco, can help you renew the appearance of your smile with beautiful results. To learn more about porcelain veneers we encourage you to explore the informative sections provided below:
Porcelain dental veneers have proven time and time again to be an extraordinarily effective way of enhancing both form and function of the teeth. With porcelain veneers, you can improve a number of common dental issues, including:
During your initial consultation with Dr. Rioseco, he will explain all of the benefits these advanced treatments provide and help you decide if porcelain dental veneers are the right options for your needs.
Most patients with relatively healthy teeth affected by one or more of the aesthetic concerns listed above are considered candidates for porcelain veneers. These individuals may desire to enhance the appearance and function of one tooth, several teeth, or their full visible smile for a complete smile makeover. In the event extensive decay or weakened tooth structure is problematic, however, Dr. Rioseco might instead suggest the placement of a porcelain crown. If you are considering veneers and are curious to find out if this treatment would be the best choice for improving your smile, contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rioseco.
Watch the video below to see Dr. Rioseco and a patient using the Smile Design software to determine the final outcome of her veneers procedure.
Dr. Rioseco is certified for the FirstFit Guided Prosthetic Delivery System, which combines 3D impressions, CAD/CAM smile design, and robotic tooth preparation to deliver the most precise results with porcelain veneers. The FirstFit process offers many benefits to patients receiving veneers:
FirstFit technology is the pinnacle of innovation in the dental field, and Dr. Rioseco is highly trained to maximize the capabilities of this system to deliver outstanding results with crowns and veneers.
The porcelain dental veneers procedure begins with the removal of a very small portion of the tooth that is being treated. An oral impression will then be made to make sure the veneer fits as precisely as possible. The veneer, a thin sheath of strong porcelain, will then be custom-designed and placed on the visible part of the affected tooth with a durable cement. As a final touch, the veneer will be color-tinted to match your surrounding teeth for the most natural-looking results.
Porcelain dental veneers often last for many years, even decades. Although there is no guaranteed lifespan for porcelain veneers, there are many factors that can influence the durability of these restorations, including:
Dr. Rioseco recommends that patients who are prone to clenching or grinding their teeth wear a nightguard to protect against unnecessary wear. Maintaining good oral hygiene combined with routine oral exams with your dentist can also and prolong the lifespan of the restorations. Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of your smile for a long time to come.
Every porcelain veneer procedure is customized to meet the needs and expectations of the individual patient. Although there is no fixed cost for porcelain veneers, the average cost of a single-tooth veneer is $2000. At the end of your preliminary consultation, Dr. Rioseco will quote you a price for your custom-tailored porcelain veneer treatment plan. Factors that may influence the total cost of porcelain veneers include the location of the affected teeth, the number of veneers needed to rejuvenate your smile, and the overall complexity of the procedure. Many patients choose to take advantage of dental financing options to benefit from a low interest loan or flexible monthly payment plan.
Learn more about the cost of porcelain veneers.
Although both dental crowns and porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of the tooth, these two types of restorations are typically used to address different concerns. While porcelain veneers are ideal for enhancing the beauty of the smile and concealing a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, dental crowns are more often used to restore and strengthen a tooth that has been compromised by significant damage or decay. A dental crown prosthesis may also be used to complete a dental implant and replace a missing tooth. During the consultation process, Dr. Rioseco will perform an oral exam, discuss your cosmetic goals, and recommend which procedure is best suited for your unique needs.
Dr. Rioseco is one of the most honest, dedicated, and incredible dentists I have met. I have been seeing him for years and most recently had my Invisalign and veneers done by him. His attention to detail is extreme. Even when I thought they were good, he would not settle till they were great. He takes so much pride in his work and won’t settle for less than perfect. Since I completed this, I have brought my girlfriend and sister to him and again another remarkable job. You get what you pay for here, it’s very fair for the quality of work and care you receive. I will remain a loyal patient for years to come.
December 04, 2018
Dr. Rioseco may recommend using non-abrasive toothpaste to safely clean your veneers. He also emphasizes the importance of regular flossing, as plaque buildup along the edge of the veneer can lead to decay. If you experience any problems with your veneers, we recommend contacting our practice to set up an appointment. Prompt dental attention and treatment can often prevent problems from becoming more costly to fix.
For more information on porcelain dental veneers, or if you would like to schedule an appointment here at our practice to talk more about this procedure, please contact The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.