From New York to California, bright, beautiful smiles are lighting the nation because of innovations in cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers, a popular and lasting cosmetic dentistry procedure, can reshape, re-color, and rejuvenate a smile in as few as two dental visits. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Swathi offers two options for porcelain veneers.
Traditional porcelain veneers are sheaths of ultra-thin porcelain designed to fit over your existing tooth structure. Each set of porcelain veneers are handcrafted in a dental lab, according to our specifications, by an experienced ceramist. Dr. Swathi can deliver your new smile in about two weeks with stain-resistant porcelain veneers.
First, you’ll need a comprehensive exam to ensure that your mouth is in good health. Then, we’ll discuss your goals and expectations. What does your ideal smile look like? If you and Dr. Swathi decide that porcelain veneers will accomplish your smile goals, we’ll consider your skin tone, facial features, and existing dentition when designing your veneers. In a second appointment, Dr. Swathi will place the lab-made veneers, and you’ll leave our San Jose dentist’s office with the smile of your dreams!
Lumineers are like traditional porcelain veneers in that they are created by a ceramist and placed in our office. However, Lumineers are reversible because they do not require the initial tooth reduction that traditional veneers need for proper placement. You also will not need anesthesia injections (shots) before placement of your Lumineers. Dr. Swathi is an experienced cosmetic dentist, so she can consult with you on which type of veneer will best suit your lifestyle and goals.