Dental Veneers & Dental Laminates

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Dental Veneers & Dental Laminates

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Dental Veneers and Dental Laminates in Orange, CA

If you’re looking for a more uniform and stunning smile, dental veneers and laminates are an excellent option.

Offered by the expert dental team here at Orange Premier Dental, dental veneers are custom-made porcelain shells that affix to the front surface of the teeth to enhance the size, shape, and shade of the tooth.

Dental laminates, meanwhile, serve the same purpose as veneers, and the two terms are often used interchangeably. A common dental restoration solution, dental veneers and laminates are an effective, non-invasive way to restore or enhance your natural smile.

Is There a Difference Between Dental Veneers and Dental Laminates?

Laminates and veneers are very similar. Laminates, however, are thinner than veneers and are generally easier to place in the mouth since they require less enamel to be removed from the teeth before placement.

What Problems do Dental Laminates and Veneers Fix?

Here are a few of the problems dental laminates and veneers address:

Dental decay. While veneers and laminates won’t prevent all dental decay or reduce the requirement for good oral hygiene, the presence of dental laminates and veneers protects the front surface of the tooth, preventing further discoloration.

Additional dental damage. People sometimes avoid seeking dental treatment and choose to just live with damaged or crooked teeth. Unfortunately, this only increases the chance of pain or infection. A chipped tooth makes it more likely that the tooth will break during eating or drinking. Seeking dental veneers or laminates, however, protects the surface of the tooth and prevents further damage.

Uneven or discolored teeth. Dental veneers and laminates are excellent solutions for chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. Made from a thin porcelain shell, dental veneers blend with the surrounding teeth to create a uniform appearance in the mouth.

Low self-esteem. It can be hard to feel confident if you’re constantly hiding your smile. Fortunately, veneers or laminates can restore your beautiful smile and help you feel confident once more.

What to Expect

The First Appointment

When you visit Orange Premier Dental for dental veneers or laminates, the first step is for our Orange, CA, staff to take impressions of your teeth. This process allows the lab to build your custom veneers. The veneers we design for you will match the shape, color, and size of your teeth, generally taking around a week to create..

As we wait for your permanent veneers to be finished, we will prepare your teeth for veneer placement by removing a thin layer of the enamel on the front of your tooth. This helps the veneer lay flat and keeps it in line with the gum tissue.

Temporary Veneers

Once we’ve prepared the tooth, we will secure a temporary veneer with removable glue. While you wear your temporary veneers, it is important to brush your teeth gently and avoid eating any foods that may move them around. Since these veneers are secured by removable glue and meant to be temporary, they are unstable and can be pushed out of place pretty easily.

The Follow-Up Appointment

Once your permanent veneers are ready for you, we will have you return to our Orange Premier Dental office for your follow-up appointment. During this appointment, we will remove the temporary veneer and make sure that the new veneer fits perfectly.

Your veneers will be attached with a water-based solution first to make sure they look right before we secure them permanently. Once we have the veneer in place, it will be bonded to the tooth. The best part is that your results will be instant, so you can start flashing your new smile the same day!

After the Procedure

Most patients report that their teeth are sore and sensitive for a few days after the procedure. Taking pain medication during this time can help you stay comfortable. It’s also important to get plenty of rest and use a cold compress to reduce any swelling. We recommend that patients chew carefully and eat soft foods for a few days to avoid increased soreness.

Dental Veneers and Laminates in Orange, CA

Overhauling your smile doesn’t have to be difficult or invasive. Here at Orange Premier Dental, we provide restorative dental services for families and individuals in and around Orange, CA.

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