Veneers Specialist

Tice Valley Dental

Sean A. Karimian, D.D.S.

General & Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Specialist located in Walnut Creek, CA

If you’re looking for a minimally invasive dental treatment that can quickly improve the appearance of your smile, consider getting dental veneers. Dr. Sean Karimian offers customized porcelain dental veneers at Tice Valley Dental in Walnut Creek, California. Patients from throughout the East Bay area count on Dr. Karimian and his team for expert cosmetic dental treatments. Call or make an appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the fronts of your teeth. Dr. Karimian bonds veneers to your teeth to give you a beautiful, uniform smile. The porcelain is tinted to match your neighboring teeth for a natural appearance. It’s also stain-resistant and strong, providing you with a long-term solution to cosmetic dental issues.

What dental imperfections do veneers correct?

Dr. Karimian corrects a variety of dental imperfections with dental veneers, including:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Deep staining and discoloration
  • Gaps
  • Unevenly shaped or sized teeth

What happens during veneer treatment?

Dr. Karimian installs veneers in two visits. He carefully examines your teeth during the first visit to make sure that veneers are the best treatment to correct and improve your smile. He also checks that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to support your gums.

His next step is to clean your teeth and prepare them for your veneers. He carefully removes a thin layer of tooth enamel. This allows the veneer to sit flush against your teeth for a smooth, even appearance.

Then, Dr. Karimian takes impressions of your teeth. He sends those to a dental lab where your custom veneers are made to fit your teeth perfectly. He fits a temporary veneer to protect your teeth while your permanent veneer is custom-made.

At your second appointment, Dr. Karimian fits your permanent veneer. He checks the fit and your bite before bonding them to your teeth permanently. Finally, he polishes your veneers until they shine.

How should I take care of my veneers?

Veneers are easy to care for: Brush for two minutes twice a day and floss daily, just like you take care of your natural teeth.

You also need to continue to have regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. Although veneers are strong and resistant to stains and decay, Dr. Karimian needs to monitor the health of your natural teeth and gums.

With effective care, your veneers should last for up to 20 years. If a veneer happens to become loose, call or make an appointment online with Dr. Karimian for quick and effective restoration treatment.

If you’re interested in correcting and improving your smile with dental veneers, call or make an appointment online today.