Veneers | Tijuana Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry
As a cosmetic dentistry specialist, Dr. Shirley Baker has help hundreds of people from all over the United States and Canada achieve the smile of their dreams.
If you are looking to correct minor imperfections, or just want a perfect smile to improve your appearance and self confidence, consider veneers. Dr. Baker can help you choose the size, shape, and color customized to your specifications with the help of computer technology.
Veneers | Procedure, time and cost
Veneers are thin porcelain tooth overlays. Veneers are used for a variety of different reasons both functional and cosmetic. Filling gaps, repairing chipped or broken teeth or simply aesthetically perfecting your smile. In this way veneers can restore your confidence and ability to smile and be comfortable with your appearance. Veneers are an easy way to perfect your look without compromising your ability to eat or speak naturally.
There are a number of variables in choosing the look of your veneers. Some of these are: whiteness or shade vs. opacity, incisal edge variation (round or square, canine sharpness, etc) vertical dimension, veneer length and width. Dr. Baker will go over all of these options with you using a smile guide. A smile guide is an organized presentation of all of the possible aesthetic options available to you.
Veneers require a slight removal of the natural tooth to be placed properly, typically about half a millimeter. This allows the veneer to be bonded to the tooth without jutting out or causing irritation. With proper application and care, veneers may last anywhere from 10-30 years.
Crafting your new smile
Dr. Baker will take an impression of your teeth to create the veneers in a lab. The veneers will take about 7 business days of lab time to create. To place dental veneers, Dr. Baker will prepare your tooth by removing a millimeter or so of enamel. This helps the veneer lay flat, without protruding more than you are accustomed to. After preparing the tooth, she will make temporary veneers. It is important to brush your teeth gently and avoid eating hard or chewy foods with temprary veneers. As it is secured by removable glue, they can be easily debonded.
When your permanent veneers are ready, you may come for your second appointment to check that the new veneer is a perfect fit. The permanent veneers will be bonded temporarily to check the fit and alignment. If any adjustments need to be made, it will be done at this time. With your approval, the teeth will then be cleaned and the dental veneers will be bonded to the tooth. Your new smile is now ready!
You may be sore for a few days after the first and second appointments. You may take pain medication if needed. Rest and a cold compress to reduce swelling can help. Dr. Baker recommends that patients watch what they eat for a few days and stick with foods that are soft. While there is a bit of recovery time the results are a stunning transformation of your appearance.
Types of Veneers
E-Max porcelain Veneers These require 2 appointments apx. 3 days apart (minimum) to complete.
No-Prep” Veneers Like traditional veneers “no-prep” veneers are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. These minimal preparation and “no-prep” options do not require the dentist to remove tooth enamel for proper placement. Inquire to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Lumineers Brand name “No-Prep” veneers done in the Lumineer Labs.
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Tijuana Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry before and after examples. Note the many factors corrected for in these photos: Misalignment, spacing, gum disease, occlusion (bite) and more. The difference in aesthetics and the resulting confidence of these patients from the “before” to “after” photos cannot be understated! If you have been suffering from a lifetime of hiding your smile, please know that we can change this. Give us a call today!