Patients who have minor flaws that affect their teeth often do not need to go through extensive treatments to correct them. Dr. Nammy Patel believes in minimally invasive care and offers a cosmetic dentistry solution to correct minor flaws in just two office visits and without comprehensive dental work. Your smile imperfections can be corrected with the help of porcelain veneers and modern Lumineers® cosmetic dentistry solutions. Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are natural-looking “covers” for the front of your teeth that hide imperfections and give you a beautiful smile without the need for more in-depth dentistry. Taking care of your veneers and Lumineers will ensure they last for many years and simply involves adequate brushing and flossing at home.
Porcelain veneers and Lumineers can give you the appearance of a naturally beautiful smile and last for many years with proper care.
With porcelain veneers, Dr. Patel will discuss with you what your smile goals are and capture detailed digital images and impressions of your teeth using a small intraoral camera during your first visit. Your veneers will then be sent to a trusted dental lab to be constructed. On your second visit to our office, Dr. Patel will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth to make space for the porcelain veneer. She will then bond the veneer to your tooth for a seamless and long-term fit.
Lumineers are similar to porcelain veneers except they require no tooth preparation before placement. After your consultation and images are taken, your second visit involves the immediate placement of the Lumineers onto your teeth. This is possible because of the thickness of the Lumineer compared to a porcelain veneer. Since Lumineers are thinner, they do not need the extra enamel removed to create a seamless and natural smile.
Dr. Patel does not believe in unnecessary dental treatments and suggests Lumineers or porcelain veneers in San Francisco, CA, to patients looking for cosmetic dentistry enhancements to make their teeth more beautiful. This cosmetic dentistry solution is an affordable option that takes the fear out of dentistry with how minimally invasive and quick it truly is. Often, patients choose to enhance the look of their teeth as part of a smile makeover treatment so their mouth is both more functional and attractive after their treatment plan.