Porcelain Veneers in Thousand Oaks, CA
What Are Porcelain Veneers?If you struggle with the appearance of your teeth or simply want to enhance your smile, our natural-looking veneers can be a great option for you. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover your natural teeth, giving your smile a naturally flawless look and feel. With veneers, you can pick out your own shade and Dr. Siddappa will design them to seamlessly blend in with your smile. The entire process is quick, easy, and requires only two appointments to our office in Thousand Oaks, CA.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers boost your confidence, improve your appearance, and can fix a variety of dental problems. Some of which include:
- Discolored, stained, or yellow teeth
- Misaligned, uneven teeth
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
How Do I Care for My Veneers?While veneers are not fully permanent, proper oral care and biannual checkups can allow your veneers to last up to 15 years or more. To improve the lifespan of your veneers, you’ll want to follow these guidelines:
- Avoid eating hard foods such as ice, hard candy, nuts, and popcorn
- Refrain from teeth staining foods and beverages like berries, red wine, and coffee
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
- Wear a mouthguard to prevent teeth grinding, or bruxism
At your biannual appointments, Dr. Siddappa will examine your oral health and assess the integrity of your veneers. At this time, she might make adjustments or recommend a new set.
How Do Veneers Work?
Once you have decided on a shade for your new smile, your teeth will be cleaned and a small portion of your enamel will be taken off to make room for the veneers. An impression will be made of your teeth to customize your new veneers for a perfect look and feel.
Once your veneers are ready, you’ll return to our Thousand Oaks dental office to have them placed. During this appointment, Dr. Siddappa will use a bonding material to adhere your veneers to your teeth, and you’re ready to show off your new, beautiful smile.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
There are many reasons why patients choose veneers, from improving their appearance to correcting a dental issue. You may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers if you want to:
- Cover broken or chipped teeth
- Even out the appearance of teeth
- Conceal teeth that have been fractured
- Cover stains resistant to a whitening agent
- Make small teeth appear larger
Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
Does dental insurance cover the cost of porcelain veneers?
Due to the fact that a dental veneers procedure is classified as a cosmetic procedure, insurance does not cover it. However, some plans and providers may cover a portion of the treatment. To find out more about payment options, contact our office at (805) 241-5353.
Is the veneer’s procedure painful?
No, the procedure is virtually painless and is over within two short appointments. Dr. Siddappa uses a very minimally invasive approach, meaning that most people won’t feel any pain.
Do veneers work for crooked teeth?
If your teeth are even slightly crooked, veneers may be able to make your teeth appear straighter. Veneers can also be designed to fill in small gaps between the teeth or fill in areas to make the teeth look more even. Another option for fixing crooked teeth is Invisalign or the traditional orthodontics route.
What if my veneer falls off or is damaged?
If your veneer falls off or is damaged, please call our Thousand Oaks, CA dental office as soon as possible. Give us a call at (805) 241-5353 or fill out a contact form online, so we can help you proceed to get them fixed.
Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Siddappa
Dr. Siddapappa has in-depth knowledge of various fields of dentistry and her passion is reflected throughout her work. Her minimally invasive approaches offer you quick and near painless experiences, with little to no anesthesia, that not only enhances your oral health but improves your overall quality of life.
To learn more give us a call (805) 241-5353 to schedule a consultation or fill out this form to set up an appointment. Your first visit will also include a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health so she can determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers or another cosmetic procedure.