Patients in the Newport Beach area looking for a dentist who applies veneers should seek out the services of Dr. Stephen G. Alfano of Balboa Island Dentistry. He is affiliated with renowned organizations such as the American Dental Association, the Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American College of Prosthodontics, which support his ability to provide cosmetic dental procedures.
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or composite resin designed to cover the front surface of a tooth. Also known as a porcelain veneer or dental porcelain laminate, dental veneers are thin and custom made. They're bonded to the tooth to correct its appearance.
Currently, resin and porcelain are the only two options available. The patient may have less tooth removed when the dentist uses a resin veneer. The dentist will discuss the options with the patient and determine whether porcelain or resin is a better option. The resin veneer will not last as long as a porcelain veneer.
A veneer looks natural. When the dentist uses a porcelain veneer, it's more resistant to stains. Porcelain veneers also reflect light better than resin veneers, resulting in a more natural look. The objective of this procedure is to improve the appearance of the tooth (which can be its size, shape, and color of the tooth) and both types veneers are designed to look natural.
The dentist cleans the teeth. Then, he removes a thin layer of enamel from the tooth that will be receiving the veneer. He will make an impression of the tooth and then fabricate the veneer. Finally, he uses a bonding agent to affix the veneer to the tooth.
Patients need to brush and floss their veneers, as they do their natural teeth. The dentist will evaluate and clean them during routine dental checkups.
Generally, if a patient takes care of his or her teeth, veneers last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, and many times much longer. Veneers usually can not be repaired if they fail. Therefore, they will need to be replaced if they are fractured, or the tooth underneath becomes decayed.
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"Dr. Alfano makes visits to the dentist (almost) a pleasure. I hope he's in practice for as long as I need a dentist."
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