Elevate Your Smile Appeal and Confidence with Natural-looking Porcelain Veneers
When you look good, you feel good. But what if you have smile imperfections detracting from your smile? Gerald Middleton, DDS in Riverside, California, is here to help you achieve the best version of your smile with cosmetic dentistry. From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, entrust our cosmetic dental team to ensure your smile looks as good as it feels.
Speaking of dental veneers, Drs. Gerald Middleton and Adria Cate offer teeth veneers using the tried and tested porcelain. Our dental veneers look like natural teeth but without imperfections! Visit us today for that million-dollar smile.
How dental veneers can help your smile
Dental veneers are super-thin, customized porcelain shells affixed to the front teeth to enhance their appearance. Veneers can correct multiple smile flaws to gift you the smile you have always wanted. Using this non-invasive treatment, our cosmetic dental team can correct numerous dental imperfections, including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Sensitive, eroded, or worn-down teeth
- Severely discolored teeth
- Minor dental misalignments
- Unsightly gaps between teeth
- Uneven teeth
When you invest in porcelain veneers, your smile results look stunning yet natural. Porcelain has translucent properties, enabling it to reflect light like natural enamel. The results? A natural-looking appearance that’s difficult to distinguish from other teeth.
What to expect from the veneer treatment process
Placing dental veneers is a minimally invasive treatment that traditionally requires at least 2-3 visits, although our office can accomplish the procedure in as little as one visit. Unlike dental crowns, the dentist only shaves down about 0.5mm of the front surface of your teeth. We remove a bit of the enamel to ensure your veneer sits flush with other teeth. The veneers fit comfortably on the tooth, eliminating a bulky look or feel. The conservative nature of the treatment requires little anesthesia, and the high-quality, durable results are immediately visible once the veneers are in place.
Placing traditional veneers involves using temporary veneers to protect your prepped teeth, as an offsite lab fabricates your veneers. However, our office can design, fabricate, and place veneers in one simple visit! How so? Using digital scans of your prepared teeth, we use CEREC technology to create your veneers tailored to your tooth’s specific shape, color, and size.
No one likes surprises, and we’re certain you aren’t an exception. We prepare dental mock-ups to provide a real-life preview of what your “final” smile will look like. This way, you can familiarize yourself with your forthcoming smile and offer input on any adjustments needed to achieve your ideal smile.
Once aligned with the smile results, we send the approved design to a milling machine to create your veneers from a porcelain block, which takes about 15-20 minutes. After your veneers are ready, we apply some finishing touches before using dental adhesive to permanently affix them to your teeth. This simple process is all it takes to unveil your stunning new smile with our convenient single-visit veneers!
Put your best smile forward with our cosmetic veneers
Most teeth aren’t perfect — stains, misalignments, gaps, and chips — everyone wants to change something about their smiles. Fortunately, we can help! To get started, please call (951) 688-3442 to schedule an appointment with the Gerald Middleton DDS team.