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Veneers Specialist

Tracy Chan, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Marina Dental Care

Tracy Chan, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Marina, San Francisco, CA

Veneers are no longer a celebrity secret. These thin white porcelain sheets are now the effective solution for misshapen, stained, or cracked teeth, and many other dental problems. Knowledgeable dentist Tracy Chan, DDS, provides veneers to cover the surface of your teeth and give you a beautiful, healthy-looking smile at Marina Dental Care in San Francisco. Damaged teeth don’t have to diminish your confidence when quality, natural-looking, and aesthetically beautiful veneers are available at Marina Dental Care. Call or click online to schedule an appointment today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are a popular dental treatment involving wafer-thin porcelain shells or sheets that are specially designed to recreate the feel and look of your natural teeth. Veneers are usually made from composite resin or porcelain. Porcelain is a stain-resistant material that usually matches more closely to your natural enamel. 

Dr. Chan custom-fits and bonds each veneer to your individual teeth to strengthen weak teeth and cover up imperfections, such as cracks, stains, gaps, or misshapen teeth.

During your personal consultation, Dr. Chan takes time to explain the process in detail and helps you determine if veneers are the right option for you.

What’s involved in getting veneers?

To get your beautiful veneers, you start by discussing your goals and determine the best type of veneers to suit you. Dr. Chan either prepares your teeth for your new veneers right there and then or you might need to return to Marina Dental Care.

Dr. Chan might need to carefully remove a tiny portion of surface enamel to shape your existing teeth to get ready for your new veneers. She usually makes a mold of your teeth and sends the mold to a special dental lab where your customized veneers are created by a qualified dental lab technician.

When your veneers are ready, usually about a week or two later, you return to Marina Dental Care where Dr. Chan custom fits your veneers to each tooth. 

For the final step, Dr. Chan cleans and etches the surface of your teeth to prepare them for the bonding process. Dr. Chan applies a light source and a special dental cement to help the adhesive and porcelain successfully bond together.

What benefits do veneers offer?

Veneers offer a multitude of benefits. There’s no invasive dental work and the treatment is well-tolerated by your gums. 

Veneers can protect and strengthen your teeth and effectively lighten darker teeth. They can protect the surface of your teeth from damage and give you a beautiful bright, white, and properly aligned smile.

Veneers are stain resistant, natural-looking, long-lasting, and more cost-effective than other dental treatments, like crowns. This dental solution is a great way to correct crooked, cracked, or misshapen teeth.

If you have questions about dental veneers and how they can help you achieve a Hollywood-worthy, gorgeous smile, call Marina Dental Care or schedule an appointment online today.