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Steven H. Chang, DDS

Family Dentists & General Dentists located in Monterey, CA

Cosmetic flaws in your teeth can detract from your smile and hurt your confidence. If your imperfect teeth hold you back from sharing your smile with the world, consider upgrading them with veneers. At the offices of Steven H. Chang, DDS, in Monterey, California, the team provides high-quality porcelain veneers to give patients a smile makeover they are proud to show off. To learn more, schedule a consultation by phone or book online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry. They’re thin, porcelain shells that look and feel just like better versions of your natural teeth.

Veneers are permanently fixed to the front-facing portion of your teeth, where they instantly upgrade your smile by covering up cracks, chips, discoloration, and many other cosmetic imperfections. 

What conditions do veneers treat? 

Veneers have a wide range of cosmetic applications, like covering up: 

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Worn surfaces
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Discoloration that hasn’t responded to professional whitening treatments

In some cases, veneers are used for non-cosmetic purposes, like strengthening a tooth that’s suffered minor damage.

Why should I get veneers?

Your smile is your personal calling card. It’s how you greet friends, meet new acquaintances, and present yourself to the world. Veneers provide a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile, boosting your confidence and enhancing your presentation of yourself to the world.

Veneers also have a number of benefits compared to other restorative procedures, like:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Stain resistance
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Look incredibly natural

Veneers also don’t require you to remove much enamel from your teeth, unlike a crown or a bridge.

What’s the process of getting veneers?

The first step in your journey toward a more beautiful smile with veneers is a consultation at Steven H. Chang, DDS. You and Dr. Chang discuss your cosmetic goals and select a size, shape, and color for your veneers that best compliments the aesthetic features of your face.

Next, Dr. Chang shaves a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for the veneers. Then he takes an impression of your mouth that he sends off to a lab, where your veneers are fabricated, usually in a week or so. Dr. Chang then fits you with temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent set.

Once your permanent veneers are ready, you come back to Steven H. Chang, DDS, for a second appointment. Dr. Chang removes your temporary veneers, cleans your mouth, and places your permanent veneers on one by one. After ensuring that you’re both satisfied with the fit, shape, size, and color, he permanently seals them to your teeth with dental cement.

You’ll leave the office with a radiant smile that you’ll be excited to share with the world!

To learn more about how Steven H. Chang, DDS, can improve your appearance and confidence with high-quality porcelain veneers, schedule a visit by calling the office or booking online today.