Veneers – Fair Oaks, CA

A Newer, More Vibrant Smile Awaits

Smiling older woman with dental veneers in Fair Oaks

At RnR Dentistry, we know that appearance means a lot to our patients. As today’s culture places a strong emphasis on social media and work-from-home scenarios, work meetings and regular postings mean patients want to look their best no matter where they are. That's why we offer dental veneers in Fair Oaks. These customized porcelain coverings can transform smiles to create lasting, beautiful results. Our team is here to take your appearance to the next level, so call our dental office to schedule a veneers consultation today.

Why Choose RnR Dentistry for Veneers?

  • See Your Results Beforehand with Virtual Smile Design
  • Dentist with Expansive Training in Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Financing Options Are Available

What Are Dental Veneers?

Two animated veneers being placed over front teeth

As customized restorations that serve to conceal some of the smallest and most obvious dental flaws, veneers are viewed as one of the most popular and effective forms of cosmetic dentistry.

Created with the sole purpose of hiding imperfections, veneers are versatile in their abilities and can last a decade or longer. When placed over the front surfaces of teeth, they hide the enamel and reveal a uniform, natural-looking appearance.

The Process of Getting Veneers

Woman having veneer placed on her tooth by cosmetic dentist

The placement of veneers requires a steady and skillful hand and an artistic eye. The positioning of these small tooth coverings must be on point if others are to see a natural smile.

Your cosmetic dentist in Fair Oaks will begin by shaving away a small portion of tooth enamel from each surface that is receiving a veneer. This part of the process is what makes veneers a permanent cosmetic dentistry solution. Although the actual restorations will need to be replaced over time, your existing teeth cannot be without veneers if they are to remain protected throughout your life.

Once a small portion of tooth enamel is removed, we will take impressions of your teeth and fit you with temporary veneers that you will wear while your permanent ones are created. It can take several weeks depending on how many you will need.

Once the new, finalized ones are ready, you will return to our dental office and have the temporaries removed. Your dentist will then place each veneer carefully to ensure that it meets the gumline and creates a cohesive, beautiful appearance.

The Benefits of Veneers

Man in dental chair admiring his smile in mirror

Knowing whether veneers are the right option for you may not be so obvious in the beginning, but as you talk with your dentist and learn the various benefits they provide, you’ll likely discover that you won’t find the kind of results you desire with any other similar solution.

Some of the most worthwhile benefits you can expect to receive include:

  • Teeth that can last a decade or longer if you commit to taking proper care of them.
  • A process that requires only two or three appointments.
  • Optimal durability and stability once they are put into place.
  • Veneers that are less likely to stain than traditional tooth enamel.
  • A solution that is versatile in treating all types of tooth flaws.
  • Greater confidence because you feel comfortable with your new appearance.

Veneer FAQs

a closeup of a veneer being placed on a tooth

Investing in the appearance of your smile can be a big decision to make, which is why our team at RnR Dentistry is always happy to address any of your questions or concerns. Below, we’ve listed some of the most frequently asked questions we get from patients about this cosmetic treatment for your convenience. If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, please feel free to call us directly.

Are veneers permanent?

While your veneers themselves will need to be replaced every so often (typically, not for about 20 years), the procedure itself is permanent. This is because it requires irreversible alteration of your natural dental structure to fit the restorations over your teeth. This means that when you decide to get veneers, you’re investing in having them for the remainder of your life. For some, this is a great benefit, but for others, the thought of a permanent change to their smile may be too much to consider.

Are there any foods I can’t eat with veneers?

Before your permanent veneers are adhered to your teeth, you’ll have temporary ones that won’t be as durable. During this time period, you’ll need to avoid eating hard foods, including raw fruits and vegetables, candy, and other sticky treats. Once you get your permanent veneers, you’ll be able to eat a wider variety of foods, as they’ll be stronger and more durable. However, we recommend avoiding drinking excessive amounts of stain-causing beverages like red wine as well as very hard foods, as these still have the potential to affect the look and health of your veneers.

Can veneers be used to correct bite misalignment?

Veneers are not an orthodontic treatment, meaning they cannot correct a misaligned bite. While they can address the appearance of slight dental misalignment, they don’t actually reposition the teeth or jaw. So, if you’re looking for an orthodontic solution, we recommend exploring ClearCorrect aligners, as they’re able to address mild to moderate overbite, underbite, and crossbite.

How long do veneers last?

With good oral hygiene and routine visits to your cosmetic dentist in Fair Oaks for checkups and cleanings every six months, veneers have the ability to last for over 20 years. This is because they’re crafted from very durable materials, like porcelain and ceramic, that are able to resist staining and endure daily use.

At each of your routine checkups and cleanings, Dr. Rivera will be able to make sure that none of your restorations need to be replaced, or if they are damaged, she can take the necessary steps to restore them before they lead to bigger problems.