Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped coverings that fit over the front surfaces of your teeth. They are made from porcelain, which is a strong, natural-looking material.

Veneers are a cosmetic treatment used to conceal imperfections like dental stains, chips, cracks, and gaps. Veneers also are stain-resistant and can last for many years.

How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain. They are custom-made to fit over your teeth and conceal flaws such as a chip, crack, stain, gap, or misshapen tooth. A veneer is bonded to the front surface of the tooth to give it a finished appearance.

A dental veneer procedure generally involves two appointments. During your first appointment, our dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. Then, she will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab. Your custom veneers should be ready within a week or two.

During your second appointment, our dentist will permanently bond the veneers to your teeth. Before your veneers are placed, our dentist may need to prepare your teeth again.

The placement of dental veneers usually requires little to no anesthesia. Before the procedure, your dentist will numb your teeth with a numbing gel. In some cases, your dentist may recommend an anesthetic.

What Conditions Do Porcelain Veneers Treat?

Porcelain veneers are considered an excellent treatment option for a wide variety of dental issues that include the following:

  • Porcelain veneers are a good option for treating discoloration because they can cover both the discoloration of your tooth enamel and the color of your teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers are a beautiful way to fix minor spacing issues. 
  • Veneers can be used to correct mild misalignment. 
  • Porcelain veneers can be used to correct misshapen teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers correct crooked teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers can treat worn teeth that are generally caused by excessive grinding.
  • Veneers can help correct teeth that have become uneven as a result of grinding or clenching. 
  • This treatment can also correct teeth that are damaged by cracks or fractures.
  • Veneers are a great option for fixing broken teeth.

Advantages of Porcelain Veneers Over Dental Crowns

Porcelain veneers are a great option for many people. They offer a significantly less invasive procedure, which also means a much shorter recovery time. Veneers are also not as noticeable as dental crowns, which can be good if you’re worried about other people noticing your dental work.


Porcelain veneers do require routine dental care. Porcelain veneers can last 10 years or longer with proper care. The patient must brush and floss their teeth daily and have professional dental cleanings and exams at least twice a year. This helps you minimize your risk of developing dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease.

Contact ÉLAN Dentistry for the best dental care. To book an appointment, call (714) 364-8181 or visit us at 1030 West Imperial Hwy, La Habra, CA 90631.

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