Porcelain Veneers from Steven K. Okamoto, DDS in Torrance, CA
If you are hiding your smile due to dental imperfections, you may benefit from the attractive, minimally-invasive option of porcelain veneers. At Steven K. Okamoto, DDS, Dr. Steven Okamoto and his daughter Dr. Michelle Okamoto recommend these discreet yet durable restorations for their ability to emulate natural dentition while providing long-lasting results.
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers offer the advantage of cosmetically improving your dental condition, while also conserving a great deal of the healthy, existing structure of your teeth. As a result, Dr. Okamoto may recommend veneers as an alternative to crowns when moderate treatment is more appropriate to achieve desired results.
In particular, porcelain has unique properties that make it ideal for use as veneers. Porcelain can endure normal dental function, even when thin pieces are used. Additionally, a variety of genuine shades and shapes can be reproduced with porcelain veneers. At our Torrance dental office, we have noticed that a number of common defects to our patients’ smiles can be corrected with porcelain veneers, ultimately improving the entire smile.
Some of these conditions include:
· Crooked or misshapen teeth
· Worn or chipped teeth
· Extensively stained or discolored teeth
· Inappropriately sized teeth (too large or small)
· Undesired spaces between teeth
As an added benefit to correcting defects with porcelain veneers, the custom fit to your front facing dentition gives your restoration a pleasant and uniform appearance.
Receiving Porcelain Veneers
In keeping with Steven K. Okamoto, DDS’s goal to preserve the oral health of our patients, the process of getting porcelain veneers is uncomplicated and does not significantly impact underlying dental health and composition. To accommodate for the additional thickness of a veneer, your teeth will be moderately prepared prior to placement. An impression, or mold, of your teeth is also taken so that your veneers are fabricated to the specific dimensions of your smile. At this time, Dr. Steven Okamoto or Dr. Michelle Okamoto will work with you to decide on the right color for your veneers.
At the placement appointment, your teeth will first be cleansed with special, professional-grade liquids to ensure your veneer is optimally bonded. Dental bonding cement is used when applying the veneer, hardened and set by use of a specialized light.
After the procedure, you will receive care instructions, including recommendations for your daily brushing and flossing routine. Regular follow-up visits with Dr. Okamoto are also recommended to enhance the longevity of your porcelain veneers. At these visits to our Torrance dental practice, your restorations can be assessed for replacement due to normal wear.
Contact Steven K. Okamoto, DDS
If you are ready to learn how porcelain veneers can add brilliance to your smile, contact our Torrance, CA office today to schedule a consultation visit.
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