Certain imperfections of the smile, like crooked, stained, or gapped teeth, can have a negative impact on one’s appearance. Individuals who have these issues may find themselves covering their mouths when they are socializing with others due to feeling self-conscious or embarrassed by the look of their smiles. Dr. Klara Efner of Serene Dentistry Ventura in Ventura, California, is pleased to help patients feel more confident with their smiles by using cosmetic dentistry solutions.
One popular treatment is porcelain veneers, which can be used for a range of esthetic issues. Our team can evaluate your current smile and decide if you are a good candidate for dental veneers or any of the other treatments available at our practice.
Dr. Klara Efner describes porcelain veneers as a customized facing that is made of porcelain and used to disguise imperfections on the teeth at the front of the smile, also known as the anterior teeth. The veneers are each handcrafted and designed to fit the unique characteristics of your individual teeth.
Porcelain veneers are used to address a wide range of issues, ranging from cosmetic blemishes such as discoloration or minor misalignments to more serious damages like chips or cracks in the teeth. Porcelain veneers also disguise gaps between teeth or even teeth that are unusually short or irregular in shape.
During a consultation visit with Dr. Klara Efner of Serene Dentistry Ventura, you can educate yourself further on porcelain veneers and how they work to improve the smile. Our team may talk to you not only about porcelain veneers but other cosmetic treatments that can help achieve the same results, such as orthodontic treatment or composite resin dental bonding. When you speak to our team, we listen to your smile goals and can assist you in deciding which solution is best based on your current situation, lifestyle, and budget.
Porcelain veneers can break, so it is vital that you avoid chewing on hard objects or foods that can crack these restorations and require replacement. Patients with conditions such as bruxism, which can result in the clenching and grinding of teeth, may need to wear a mouthguard at night to protect the teeth and veneers from damage. Regular visits to our dental office are necessary to ensure infection, or decay does not occur to the tooth underneath the veneer. With proper care, we expect veneers to last a decade or longer before requiring removal and replacement.
If you are located in Ventura, CA, and want to speak to our experienced team about the benefits of using porcelain dental veneers to enhance your smile, connect with Dr. Klara Efner and her team at Serene Dentistry Ventura today at (805) 653-1599!