Veneers Specialist

EZ Dental

Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Do you envy celebrities and people with perfect-looking teeth? If discolored, stained, or uneven teeth are affecting your self confidence, veneers are a popular solution for improving your smile. Veneers from EZ Dental in San Jose, California, can fix gaps between teeth, slightly uneven teeth, and discolored teeth. To find out if veneers can help you reach your cosmetic goals, call Iyad Bakdach, DDS, and the team at EZ Dental or use the online tool to schedule your appointment today.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers are custom-made, thin coverings for your natural teeth that look and feel like real teeth.  A cosmetic dentist bonds the veneer to the visible surface of teeth to improve their appearance by changing the size, alignment, and color. 

Veneers improve many cosmetic problems, including:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Gaps and spaces between teeth
  • Misalignment
  • Irregularly shaped teeth

Veneers are customized to the needs of your teeth, and once attached, give you a brighter smile. If you’re a good candidate for veneers, impressions are taken and sent to the laboratory. There, dental professionals create your veneers. At your next appointment, your dentist applies the veneers. Veneers are usually only applied to front teeth, where they are visible. 

How do I maintain my veneers?

Keeping veneers clean and properly maintained requires the same process as caring for your natural teeth, including brushing and flossing twice a day. You should also keep up with routine and preventive dental care at EZ Dental, with two visits per year for a professional cleaning and dental check up. 

To extend the life of your veneers, avoid biting your nails, chewing on hard candy, nails, or any other hard objects. These can crack or chip veneers, or in some cases, cause the veneer to pull away from your tooth and fall out.

Am I a candidate for veneers?

The EZ Dental team determines if veneers can help you achieve your aesthetic goals after completing a dental exam. Veneers are not appropriate for severely crooked or misaligned teeth in need of orthodontics, or for people with damaged natural teeth. 

Since veneers are placed over your natural teeth, they must be healthy and strong enough to support the coverings. If veneers are right for you, they are custom made to fit your mouth. 

Are veneers permanent?

Nothing lasts forever but if you properly care for your veneers and attend twice annual dental exams and cleanings, your veneers should last about 10 years. Veneers can be replaced after 10 years, or if they become cracked or chipped.

When you’re ready to show off a new, improved smile, call EZ Dental for an appointment or schedule a veneer consultation online.