Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you so it is important to feel not only comfortable in your smile but to feel stunning. Whether it’s a high school reunion or family photos, you want to feel comfortable and proud of your smile.
You can smile your brightest with porcelain veneers!
Whether you have discolored, stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth, veneers are a great cosmetic option for you. Do not let yourself stress about minor cosmetic problems when there is a completely affordable and simple treatment out there for those exact issues.
You do not need to travel far when a skilled dentist that handles veneers is in your neighborhood. At McCullough Dental in Bakersfield, we strive to help you with your every dental need including cosmetic solutions that give you confidence and protect your dental health.
We want you to leave our office with a smile that you can feel good in. Let us make your smile dreams come true through veneers. Call our office today for a consultation to see how veneers can work for you!
Natural-Looking Dental Veneers
Veneers are the perfect solution to many problems, and not all are cosmetic. Veneers help with severely worn down teeth, discolored enamel, or even abnormal tooth structure. Protect your smile and your confidence with natural-looking veneers.
Maybe you have gaps between teeth that do not require braces but it allows food to get trapped in or add a whistle to your speech? Veneers not only fix these problems but they are natural-looking. You get the rewards of braces and teeth whitening without the time, pain, and stress.
All your friends will believe your pearly-white smile is real!
Porcelain Veneers To Restore Your Smile
Veneers are paper-thin porcelain lain over your existing teeth to cover any imperfections. Some of the many cosmetic flaws porcelain veneers shield against are:
- Small teeth.
Porcelain veneers are strong, durable, and will feel just like real teeth with the added benefit that they look like real teeth but better. You no longer have to wish your teeth looked a certain way because, with our technology, your smile can be exactly how you want with simple veneers.
Not only are they natural-looking but they feel natural as well with strong porcelain allowing you to eat like normal without worrying about staining. Live easy with the knowledge that your porcelain veneers are here to stay.
Take the First Step Towards a Brighter Smile
Our cosmetic dental team in Bakersfield takes pride in the fact that we tailor your veneers to your exact smile needs and wants. Our dentist, Dr. McCullough, finds success in helping patients get the smile they have always wanted and has the experience to make it happen.
Our dental office is determined to provide you with quality service and experience to give every patient exceptional and comfortable care. It is our goal that every single patient leaves our office feeling satisfied and proud to show their smile regardless of what service they received.
Let us help you get the smile of your dreams by setting an appointment today with our expert dentist and dental team that works for you, your dental health, and your smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Dental Veneers
Veneers Have a Natural Tooth Appearance
Ever wonder how celebrities have perfect but natural-looking teeth? Good genetics or braces can help but the real answer is porcelain veneers. Veneers can promise you an award-winning smile regardless of your existing teeth.
Veneers are mainly translucent so when they bond to your current teeth it creates a natural-looking smile. Their purpose is to cover imperfections so you can smile proudly.
Gums Tolerate Porcelain Well
Our office uses advanced technology to do imaging of your teeth to create veneers for your exact mouth and smile wants. This high-quality technology makes the veneers a perfect fit so you do not have to worry about them getting misplaced or feeling uncomfortable. The porcelain is a state-of-the-art material that works well with gums so you do not have to worry about gum discoloration or discomfort.
This technology also makes it possible for the veneers to be placed on the same day as your appointment so you do not have to go another day without your perfect smile. The imaging removes any gaps between the gums and veneers for a seamless and easy look.
Porcelain Veneers Are Stain-Resistant
Sometimes no matter how good your dental hygiene is your teeth will stain. That can happen from age, beverages, and even plaque buildup. It may feel easy to get a teeth whitening kit from the store to solve those simple stains but they can have harmful ingredients that end up hurting your enamel and leading to more stains in the future.
Porcelain veneers make this a forgotten problem because they are inherently stain-resistant, especially with proper at-home and dental care. You can keep a bright set of teeth regardless of what you eat or drink.
Since veneers are made out of porcelain, you will not have to get your teeth whitened and you can still drink your favorite drinks like:
- Fruit Juice.
You can drink these all without the worry of stains! Not only do veneers give you a perfect smile but it takes out the hassle of teeth whitening. Take care of your dental health, wallet, and stains by getting stain-resistant porcelain veneers.
Veneers Can Make Dark Teeth Appear Whiter
The porcelain material that goes over the teeth makes the teeth underneath look whiter. Whether you have stained, discolored, or dark teeth, veneers work as a permanent teeth whitener to eliminate the stains caused by everyday life.
The veneers are designed to fit snuggly with your current teeth to make a seamless and natural-looking smile. Once you pick the shade of white you want for your veneers and they have been placed, you cannot whiten the color afterward so you should put a lot of thought as to the shade you desire or you can whiten your teeth beforehand to make them whiter.
Our dental office will help you get to your desired look and walk you through the process so you are happy with the results.
Veneers Require Less Shaping Than Crowns
Veneers are placed on the front of your regular teeth and so they require less shaping than dental crowns which are placed over a whole tooth. The veneers have a simple sleeve for your tooth, so with the help of state-of-the-art imaging, our dental office can get a fit that does not require additional shaping or a waiting period.
You can get your veneers the same day as your visit because the service is less involved and requires less maintenance compared to other treatments like crowns. Veneers are a simple and easy fix for your dental health, teeth, and smile.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
When you come to our office for a consultation, our dentist, Dr. McCullough, will walk you through the recommended service and how to attain the results you want. To fix minor problems like a chipped or discolored tooth Dr. McCullough will suggest veneers especially if a simple cosmetic solution is what you would like.
By examining your teeth and taking x-rays and impressions of your mouth and teeth, Dr. McCullough will be better able to assess the type of veneers and if they can work for you. He will listen to your desires and concerns for your teeth and come up with a dental treatment plan that will achieve those results.
We will prepare the tooth for the veneer service by first reshaping the surface of the tooth to create the same amount of thickness of the veneer being added to the tooth. This helps the veneer bond to the tooth to keep it unmoving and long-lasting.
Dr. McCullough will then input your impressions into our advanced CEREC machine. This incredible piece of tech will make an exact fit for your tooth so the veneer fits snugly. With our same-day veneers, you can leave the office with a whiter and straighter smile.
Once the exact model is done at the dental laboratory and has been examined for its fit and color, Dr. McCullough will take the porcelain veneers and place them in your mouth, repeatedly removing and trimming the veneer to achieve proper fit before permanently bonding it to the tooth.
The teeth will be etched to allow for a more secure hold for the veneers. After all of this, Dr. McCullough will place and bond the veneers to your teeth.
If you would like your veneers to be a lighter shade of white then we can adjust it based on the color of the adhesive used. Make sure you are happy with the shading before the veneers are bonded.
Aftercare and Maintenance
Once the veneers have been trimmed, examined, placed, and cemented, the bite and some final adjustments will be made before we use a special light to bond them. This will allow for the veneers to be as comfortable and realistic as your regular teeth.
It is recommended that you follow up with our office in a few weeks so we can check the fit and look of the tooth as well as the gumline. For maintenance, you can expect:
- An initial follow-up.
- Six-month routine cleanings.
- Proper at-home care.
This will keep your veneers long-lasting and stain-free without any extra worry or maintenance than your original teeth required.
Common Questions About Dental Veneers
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Veneers?
There are numerous types of people that can benefit from veneers. Some of the most common candidates are people who have:
- Chips or gaps in teeth.
- Stained or darkened teeth.
- Compromised enamel.
Veneers help with all of these problems to make your smile how you want it to be.
The most important characteristic for any candidate is that they have good oral health and that any existing oral conditions are taken care of before the veneers are placed. These need to be taken care of before so that the bacteria does not get trapped in the teeth causing more problems.
What Are the Disadvantages of Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are not indestructible and are vulnerable to tooth grinding and bruxism so if you are the type of person who is predisposed to clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth veneers are not recommended for you.
Unfortunately, porcelain veneers are not a realistic treatment for missing teeth or major dental complications like decaying teeth.
This procedure is also permanent and irreversible since it requires the removal of the top thin layer of the enamel and/or tooth shaping. These changes are permanent and can cause issues to both dental health and the look of your teeth but once placed, veneers will help protect your dental health and give you a natural-looking and stunning smile.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers will last for 7–15 years with proper care. While a veneer is a permanent solution the porcelain may require replacement throughout the years due to wear, stains, and grinding. Typically, they are very durable but there are mixed results regarding how long they last so there is no perfect answer. It is entirely dependent on proper maintenance and care.
It is important to protect the veneers from grinding and to have regular dental cleanings and exams to repair or adjust the veneers if needed before it gets out of hand. If you find out you are the type of person who grinds their teeth, there are mouthguards to help with this.
Do Dental Veneers Require Special Care?
The nice thing about veneers is after your follow-up visit with us a few weeks after the veneers were placed, you do not need to come to our office specifically for the veneers. The only care you need is the routine six-month cleanings and exams.
When doing at-home care, treat the veneers gently and try to avoid opening objects with your teeth as well as stay away from extremely firm foods. It may be advised that you wear protective appliances like mouth guards during sleep to protect from grinding or clenching your jaw and damaging the veneers.
How Much Will the Veneers Cost?
Here at McCullough Dental, we want you to look and feel your best. That is why we offer membership plans that allow you to get the treatments you need and want without having to break the bank. During your consultation, we will give you a realistic quote as well as walk you through the membership and financing options we have available.
Depending on how extensive the treatment will be the pricing will be different so we will provide you with an offer that is specific to your needs. Do not let your smile or confidence suffer when our dental office will work with you and your budget to help you get the treatment you deserve.
Schedule Your Appointment in Bakersfield Today!
At McCullough Dental, we provide exceptional care and services with advanced technology allowing you to have the smile of your dreams without the pain and stress of outdated treatments. When you come to our office we care not only about helping you look and feel good in your smile but protecting your dental health.
Contact us by phone or email to speak with our dental staff or to schedule an appointment or you can schedule with us online.
Schedule a dental veneer consultation to get you smiling again. We look forward to helping you with your dental health and working towards a brighter smile.