​​Thanks to modern age technology, patients can now revitalize their smile with custom fabricated porcelain veneers. These are thin, handmade works of art that can completely modify the shape and color of a tooth or the entire dental arch. Porcelain veneers placed by San Luis Obispo aesthetic and restorative dentist Dr. Eric Walters can last for decades. 

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers have quickly become one of the most popular aesthetic dentistry procedures that can correct numerous smile and facial feature issues. Custom made for each patient, a veneer is a micro-thin, porcelain shell that is permanently glued onto the front of a tooth. Due to the very minimal tooth preparation involved with the procedure, porcelain veneers are the least invasive way to repair and enhance smile concerns such as:

  • Spaces/gaps between teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Discoloration/stained teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Narrow smile
  • Small/short teeth
  • Thin upper lip
  • Weak facial profile

Benefits of porcelain veneers

If you are considering elevating your smile with porcelain veneers in Arroyo Grande, you should know about the following benefits:

  • Porcelain veneers look incredibly natural, blending harmoniously into the smile
  • Porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers strengthen teeth, by replacing the worn outer layer
  • Porcelain veneers do not stain over time
  • Porcelain veneers can improve gum health over time 
  • Tooth preparation is very minimal and sometimes requires no drilling

In order to enjoy all the advantages of porcelain veneers, it’s important to find an experienced and skilled dentist. Dr. Walters has trained with some of the world’s most renowned aesthetic dentists, gaining the knowledge and competency required to perform this procedure at the absolute highest level. With his highly regarded expertise and skill set, Dr. Walters has already helped hundreds of patients achieve the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted.

Porcelain veneers procedure 

This procedure is completed in three separate appointments. 

First appointment:

Dr. Walters will take detailed records of your facial features, bite, teeth and gums. This information will be sent to our Master Lab Ceramist to begin designing a wax up of the proposed new smile. A wax up is a tooth model of the new smile that Dr. Walters will use to prepare your teeth. 

Second appointment:

Dr. Walters will meticulously shape your teeth for the veneers. A temporary trial smile will be glued onto the teeth in order for you to evaluate the proposed new smile. This gives you the opportunity to test out the bite and evaluate the overall appearance to make certain that you approve of your new smile before the veneers are made. 

Third appointment:

Your new veneers will be glued in at this third and final appointment. Dr. Walters will evaluate each veneer, one at a time checking for perfect fit, color and aesthetics. Your new smile is then ready to show off! 

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How long do dental veneers last?

To maintain dental health and the longevity of porcelain veneers, it is strongly suggested that patients have regular dental checkups and cleanings. When cared for properly, porcelain veneers are meant to last many years. Dr. Walters also provides a custom fabricated bite guard for each aesthetic patient, to be worn at night to protect your veneers against the forces of tooth grinding.

Why choose Islay Hill Dentistry?

Dr. Walters’ conscientious and detailed approach to aesthetic and restorative dentistry has garnered him life-long patients. Like a true artist, he prioritizes subtlety, planning each case with the goal of complementing a patient’s natural features and personal appeal. He is an expert at preserving his clients’ uniqueness while eliciting modest changes that enhance quality of life by boosting their self-esteem. Call us at our San Luis Obispo office today to schedule a porcelain veneer consultation.

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“I’ve been to many dentists throughout my life, and I’ve never had as positive of an experience as I’ve had at Islay Hill Dentistry. Not only is their office clean and has the newest technology, but their staff is also friendly, and their office is comfortable and inviting. Dr. Walters is caring, honest, and knowledgeable. I received porcelain veneers and have never been happier with my teeth. I felt comfortable trusting Dr. Walters with my front six teeth for veneers, and he made sure they were perfect and natural-looking! This dental office is an amazing addition to the SLO community. I couldn’t recommend them enough!”

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