Porcelain Veneers


The ceramic material used in porcelain veneers catches the light in the same way that tooth enamel does, providing a realistic translucency that allows your veneers to blend with the rest of your smile. Besides their significant aesthetic advantages, veneers also:

  • Are stain-resistant
  • Require minimal preparation of the original tooth
  • Gum disease evaluation
  • Last longer than dental bonding
  • Are easy to care for

Once a porcelain veneer has been bonded to your tooth, it becomes highly resilient. Although there is still potential for a veneer to fracture or chip, taking some basic precautions can help you avoid this problem. For many people, the results of porcelain veneers are more than worth it.


Some people call porcelain veneers “instant orthodontics” because of the effect they can have on the shape of your smile without the time-consuming inconvenience of braces. Porcelain veneers can do more than just cover up your damaged or discolored teeth. They can also:

  • Make your teeth more symmetrical
  • Create a smoother overall arc to your bite
  • Make shorter teeth more proportionate
  • Splint minor teeth cracks
  • Are easy to care for

Is this Right For You?

Although porcelain veneers are an excellent option for treating teeth with minor, surface-level damage, significant damage and severely misaligned teeth may prevent you from being a candidate for porcelain veneers.

To determine whether or not porcelain veneers are right for you, please contact us today to schedule a personal smile consultation with experienced Bakersfield cosmetic dentist Dr. Thomas Stewart. We can answer any questions you have about this procedure.

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