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Dr. Steven Ross in Salinas, California is pleased to offer dental veneers for our patients seeking to enhance smile flaws. With dental veneers, your dentist places thin shells, made of porcelain or composite resin, over problem teeth. These custom shells fit over the teeth, giving you a natural-looking restoration.

Dental veneers are commonly used to repair teeth which have sustained chips, are stained or discolored, are misaligned, have worn down, or are uneven. Veneers can also enhance abnormally spaced teeth by camouflaging them. As the veneers are cemented to the fronts of your natural tooth, they are permanent fixtures in your smile.

So how does your dentist place your veneers?

– First, a little bit of the tooth surface is removed to allow the veneer to be placed onto the tooth.
– Next, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth which will be sent off to a dental lab.
– Your veneer will be created using the impressions to make the proper fit on the tooth and mouth.
– When the veneer is ready, it will be bonded to the tooth.

If your pearly whites have stains from coffee, tea, soda or wine, dental veneers are a perfect fix. If you can’t currently wear braces to fix gaps in your teeth, veneers might do that for you. If you have lost tooth enamel, which can’t grow back, veneers can restore your tooth’s strength and appearance.

If you would like to reap the of dental veneers firsthand, the fall season is a perfect time. Please give our Ross Family Dental team a call at 831-422-5351, and let us help you get your smile holiday ready!