Cow Hollow Dental Center
General Dentists located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA
If you don’t love your smile, you may have thought that braces are your only option. Fortunately, you have a comfortable and quick alternative. Using veneers, Kimiko Donnelly, DDS, and R. William Smith, DDS, can help you get a straight, bright, beautiful smile. Dr. Donnelly, Dr. Smith, and their team at Cow Hollow Dental Center regularly use veneers to transform their patients’ teeth without all the waiting and discomfort of braces or Invisalign®. For your best, most beautiful smile, call Cow Hollow Dental Center in San Francisco, California, or book your appointment online.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are extremely thin shells that are permanently affixed to the front of your teeth to transform their appearance. Veneers are custom-made to look natural and fit comfortably in your mouth. They are used to:
- Correct tooth gapping
- Brighten your smile
- Give teeth a straighter appearance
- Repair a chipped or broken tooth
Clearly, veneers are versatile.
The number of veneers you will want or need depends on your smile goals. For example, if you have a single chipped or discolored tooth, a veneer designed to perfectly match the surrounding teeth can give you a symmetrical, evenly colored smile.
Alternately, multiple veneers are used for larger transformations. Using several in a row can correct a crooked smile, brighten your teeth, or fix an uneven tooth sizing. Dr. Smith and Dr. Donnelly often use eight veneers across the top front teeth to deliver a dazzling, completely symmetrical smile for their patients.
How are veneers applied?
To ensure that your veneer will fit perfectly on your tooth and blend seamlessly with your mouth, Dr. Smith or Dr. Donnelly first prepare your tooth by removing a very, very small amount of the enamel on your tooth’s front surface. This creates space for the veneer to lay on your tooth while sitting flush with the surrounding teeth.
Once your tooth is prepared, impressions of your tooth are made so your custom veneer can be created. Once your veneers are ready, Dr. Smith or Dr. Donnelly examine them for fit and color-matching in your mouth. Once they meet their high standards, they affix them to your teeth with dental cement.
One of the best things about veneers is that they deliver near-immediate results. Once applied, you walk out of Cow Hollow Dental Center with a bright new smile.
Are veneers permanent?
Veneers are a long-lasting, comfortable way to transform your smile. With proper care, they often last a decade or longer. They’re an ideal way to get your most even, brightest smile with just a few visits to Cow Hollow Dental Center.
If you want to learn more about how veneers help you achieve your dream smile, call Cow Hollow Dental Center or schedule your appointment online.