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By John Chu, D.M.D
February 21, 2020
Category: Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Unhappy with the state of your smile? If so, Dr. John Chu of South Pasadena, CA, offers patients porcelain veneers to help improve their self-esteem and aesthetic appeal. Read on to learn more.

More about Veneers

Generally constructed from porcelain, veneers are thin covers that are placed over the front of teeth to cover a myriad of dental issues, including:

  • Uneven surfaces
  • Chipped, cracked or fractured teeth
  • Stained or discolored surfaces
  • Oddly shaped or crooked teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth

Veneers are advantageous in that they have a longer life expectancy and color stability than other dental procedures. Additionally, the translucent porcelain material veneers are made of is highly resistant to staining from coffee, tea, and other pigmented foods and beverages.

How are Veneers Made?

The whole procedure takes about three appointments to complete:

  • Diagnosis and treatment plan creation
  • Tooth Preparation
  • Bonding

During the first appointment at our South Pasadena office, your cosmetic dentist conducts an exam to eliminate any underlying issues like decay. Next, oral measurements are taken and sent to a lab where the custom veneers are constructed.

The second appointment involves your cosmetic dentist removing small amounts of enamel from your dental surface to accommodate the veneer's shell. This properly aligns teeth and prevents protrusion or discomfort. This visit lasts about one to two hours, and only local anesthetic is required.

During the final visit, veneers are placed bonded or cemented on the tooth surface. There is a two-week adjustment period that follows in case you feel certain changes to need to be made, such as the size or shape of the veneer.

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you'd like to speak with your South Pasadena, CA, cosmetic dentist, Dr. John Chu, don't hesitate to contact him at his office by calling (626) 799-0852 today.

By John Chu, D.M.D.
April 20, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Isn't it about time you treated yourself to the smile you've always wanted? If you don't like the way your smile looks, you'll want to veneersconsider porcelain veneers. South Pasadena, CA, dentists, Dr. John Chu and Dr. Mary Lin, explain how veneers can enhance your smile.

A simple way to change your smile

Slipcovers are the ideal solution if your couch is stained or torn. After you carefully arrange the new cover, no one will ever know what problems lurk underneath. Porcelain veneers are just as effective at hiding the little flaws that affect tooth enamel. Because they're no thicker than a fingernail, veneers are very light and comfortable. Custom-made veneers are attached to the fronts of teeth with dental cement and easily conceal many dental imperfections.

No more gaps

No matter how small they are, gaps between your teeth can make you feel a little self-conscious. After your new veneers are applied at our South Pasadena office, you'll soon forget you even had any spaces in your smile.

An easy way to brighten dull teeth

Do you sipping on coffee throughout the day? The dark pigments in certain beverages, such as coffee, tea, wine and cola, can stain teeth. Teeth whitening treatments offer one way to lighten your smile, but whitening results only last a few years. Porcelain veneers provide a long-lasting, stain-resistant alternative to teeth whitening. A single veneer can also be used to improve the appearance of one tooth that has darkened due to taking tetracycline or as a result of dental procedure.

Damage disappears

Wear and tear on your teeth can cause cracks and chips. Your new veneers will transform your smile by concealing minor damage that can mar your smile.

Veneers lengthen teeth

A discrepancy in the length of your teeth can have a big impact on your smile. Often the problems occur if you grind your teeth at night. Grinding wears down tooth enamel, shortening teeth. In addition to lengthening your teeth with veneers, you'll also want to wear a nightguard while you sleep to prevent further enamel erosion or a cracked veneer.

Upgrade your smile with porcelain veneers. Find out if this cosmetic dentistry option will solve your dental problem by calling South Pasadena, CA, dentists, Dr. Chu and Dr. Lin, at (626) 799-0852 to schedule an appointment.

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