If your smile could benefit from small aesthetic fixes, then porcelain veneers might be the best choice for you, as opposed to crowns that encircle your entire tooth and are used to correct major issues. You will begin the process by visiting your dentist for a consultation. During the consultation, you will talk to the dentist about the parts of your smile that you would like to change. Your dentist will help you understand the limitations of the procedure and might take impressions of your mouth and teeth. During this stage of the process, you will be able to see what your mouth will look like with veneers.
If you suffer from gum disease, or lack enough enamel on the surface of your teeth to do the procedure properly, your Orange County dentist might recommend that you take other steps to correct your dental issues before getting veneers, or might suggest another route for aesthetic changes altogether. Before getting veneers, you should also be sure that you do not have a habit of grinding your teeth or chewing on hard objects, which can chip your veneers and prevent them from lasting as long as they could.