Rejuvenating and Reinvigorating Your Smile
Your smile is an immediate reflection of your personality. Drs. Ramirez and Johnson want to help you make a stunning first impression with porcelain veneers at our San Luis Obispo dental office.
Porcelain veneers are tooth caps that fit over your enamel, covering any cosmetic imperfections. We’ll personalize the size, shape, and color of your restoration to find the most natural-looking smile for you. This customization makes our veneers blend seamlessly into your appearance and helps you achieve all your smile goals.
Discover the benefits of porcelain veneers by reading our dentists’ guide below.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Many patients start the veneers process believing the only aspect of their smile that will improve is their appearance. But our dentists are proud to provide porcelain veneers because they can help restore the function of your teeth as well. They’ll even last for up to 10 years with frequent preventive care and daily maintenance.
Veneers help you rejuvenate your smile by:
- Reinforcing your teeth
- Protecting your roots
- Preventing decay
- Brightening the color
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Placing your porcelain veneers generally takes around a month, from your initial veneers consultation to the finalization of your restoration. Although your procedure may vary depending on your treatment and health, it‘ll usually follow these steps:
We’ll begin with an initial appointment at our San Luis Obispo dental office. There, a member of our team will meticulously clean your teeth before our dentist provides you with a thorough exam.
Based on your assessment, our dentist will treat any oral health problems we find in subsequent appointments. We’ll then plan your veneers by taking detailed impressions of your teeth once we’ve ensured no infection or decay can affect the procedure.
Placing Your Porcelain Veneers
Our dental specialists will create your stunning veneers in the weeks following your consultation. Once they arrive at our office, we’ll schedule your placement appointment.
This appointment will begin with another cleaning to eliminate any harmful bacteria. We’ll then use specialized dental tools to eliminate a small part of your enamel, creating room for your veneers. Dental-grade adhesive firmly attaches your porcelain tooth caps to your teeth, and after just a short waiting period in our office, you’ll leave with a dazzling smile you’ll be proud to share.
Caring For Your Veneers
Your gums may feel sore in the days following your procedure. Thankfully, most patients can manage any discomfort using ice and over-the-counter pain medication.
Follow any advice from your dentist and these steps to ensure a quick and easy healing process:
- Avoid overly hot, spicy, hard, crunchy, or sticky foods in the week following your procedure
- Drink lots of water to keep your mouth and body hydrated
- Brush your veneers twice a day gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss them once a day, ensuring you don’t snap the floss forcefully onto your gums
- Moderate your consumption of dark foods that can stain your custom crowns, such as coffee, wine, berries, and soda
Learn More About Porcelain Veneers at E. Carrie Ramirez, DDS
Our dentists are committed to providing you with the quality treatment you deserve. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art porcelain veneers that reinvigorate your smile in as few two appointments. These high-quality restorations cover any cosmetic problems and help you achieve your smile goals fast.
Discover porcelain veneers and other cosmetic procedures when you schedule your consultation with Dr. Ramirez and our team. Contact us today by calling (805) 549-8483.