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Omid Barkhordar, DDS

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Porcelain Veneers and their Advantages

No matter if your cosmetic flaws are minor or extensive, porcelain dental veneers can be an ideal solution. Made from hard, thin porcelain shells, dental veneers can be used to correct cosmetic flaws, such as cracks, chips, stains, and misaligned teeth.

These thin shells of ceramic are permanently bonded to the front part of your teeth with a dental solution. As a cosmetic procedure, veneers can help you achieve a beautiful, radiant smile with perfectly aligned teeth.


Choosing Your Veneers

Typically, there are two types of veneers – porcelain veneers and composite veneers. The composite veneers are made from composite resin, which is a filling material that comes in the same color as your teeth. It is not as hard as porcelain, does not have as high a surface gloss as porcelain, and is more prone to stains.

Due to their cosmetic benefits and smaller risk of an allergic reaction, porcelain veneers are more popular than composite. Read on to learn more about veneers offered at See Me Smile in Santa Barbara.


Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

Multipurpose use – The main benefit of porcelain veneers is that they can be used to make up for a multitude of dental defects. From tooth chips to stains, they can conceal a wide range of common problems. They offer a wonderful smile makeover option providing dramatic and long-lasting results.

Natural look – Porcelain is white and translucent and reacts to the light in the same way as our natural teeth do. That is a major reason why these veneers look so natural.

Custom color shading is also available, where veneers are designed to match the color or shade of your teeth. Hence, they are virtually indistinguishable from your existing teeth.

Durability – Although porcelain veneers are very thin—usually between 0.5 to 0.7 millimeters and inherently brittle—once they are bonded to healthy tooth structures, they become very strong and durable.

If you take good care of your teeth, veneers can last for a long time, usually up to ten or fifteen years. This is a benefit over whitening gels and strips, which may require periodic updates in order to keep their effects at the desirable level.

Stain Resistance – One of the greatest benefits of having porcelain veneers is that they are resistant to stain. The non-porous ceramic material is even more stain resistant than your natural teeth. You can feel free to enjoy your coffee, tea, wine, and other food and beverages that normally stain teeth

Simple Procedure – Applying porcelain veneers is an easy process, and our experienced dentist can perform it safely and effectively. The procedure for applying dental veneers usually takes 3 to 4 visits.

During the first visit at his office, Dr. Barkhordar examines the patient and evaluates the condition of the teeth to ensure that the dental veneers are right for him or her. Usually the time span between the visits takes one to two weeks.

Chipped or cracked teeth can affect your self-confidence and make you self-conscious. Not to mention, they also affect the normal function of teeth. Porcelain veneers provide you the confidence of knowing you can flash an appealing smile whenever you want while functioning correctly at the same time.

Veneers help in improving the shape, length, size, and color of your teeth. They offer a long lasting natural finish to give you a radiant, natural looking smile for years. Click here to continue reading about porcelain veneer benefits.


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Rest assured that you are in great hands with Dr. Barkhordar and his professional staff for all your dental needs. Whether you need a cosmetic or general dentist, we strive to make all our patients feel just like family. Let us help you by providing outstanding dental care and creating the smile you have always wanted. Contact us at (805) 963-2915, or click here. We look forward to helping you!


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