Farshin Farokhian, DDS
Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA
When you have teeth with cosmetic flaws, such as stains or chips, you may find yourself avoiding having to smile in front of other people. You might also be hesitant about talking to others since your teeth will show. With dental veneers, you can have teeth without any cosmetic flaws showing, so you can feel more confident about your appearance. Farshin Farokhian, DDS, offers dental veneers for patients in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, California, who want a better smile.
Veneers Q & A
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells that go on your teeth to cover up cosmetic flaws and leave you with a healthier and more vibrant smile. If you have discolored teeth, cracked teeth, or chipped teeth, Dr. Farokhian might suggest dental veneers instead of other types of treatment. You can also get dental veneers if you have unsightly gaps between teeth. Dental veneers can be made to cover these gaps, giving your teeth better spacing.
What are dental veneers made of?
Dental veneers are typically made from porcelain, although other materials are available as well.
Porcelain veneers offer a high amount of durability, so you can expect them to last for many years without encountering any problems. Porcelain also provides a way to make veneers that resemble your teeth as closely as possible for a more natural look. Dr. Farokhian can have custom-made dental veneers created to improve your smile.
What can I expect from the dental veneer process?
Dr. Farokhian won’t be able to have dental veneers made until he makes an impression of your teeth and reshapes them. Reshaping them involves removing enamel so that your veneers will fit better. After making an impression of your teeth, Dr. Farokhian will have a lab create them. Your veneers will have coloring and shape that match your natural teeth. When your dental veneers are made, Dr. Farokhian will apply them to your teeth and ensure that they fit firmly.
Do my dental veneers need any special care?
Your dental veneers don’t require special care. Porcelain veneers are highly durable and aren’t likely to crack or break. When you have dental veneers on your teeth, you can brush them just like your brush your other teeth. You also don’t have to stay away from tough foods to avoid damaging your veneers.
How long will I have my dental veneers?
Porcelain veneers last for several years due to their durability. In fact, they can end up lasting for as long as 20 years without damage. However, you’ll likely need to have your veneers replaced beyond that point. Taking care of your teeth helps to reduce the risk of having tooth decay or other dental problems affect your veneers.
If you need dental veneers, please contact Farshin Farokhian, DDS, to make an appointment.