Modern Day Dental

Andrew Day, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Santa Clara, CA

Veneers can give you the perfectly symmetrical, healthy-looking, and head-turning smile. At Modern Day Dental in Santa Clara, California, Andrew Day, DDS, and his team offer veneers to protect your dental health and restore your smile. Don’t let damaged teeth diminish your confidence and dim your smile when beautiful custom veneers are available at Modern Day Dental. For expert care, call the office today.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells designed to recreate the feel and look of your natural teeth. Veneers cover the front surfaces of your teeth. 

Veneers are usually made from composite resin or porcelain. In the office, Dr. Day custom-fits and bonds each veneer to your individual teeth. 

Veneers can restore weak and frail teeth and cover up imperfections like gaps, cracks, stains, or misshapen teeth.

During your personal consultation, Dr. Day carefully explains the process in detail and helps you figure out if veneers are a good choice for you.

What is involved in getting veneers?

The first step is discussing your goals and choosing the best type of veneers to suit you. Dr. Day can usually prepare your teeth for veneers and take images and molds for the dental lab to use while making your veneers during your first visit. 

Dr. Day removes a small amount of surface tooth enamel to shape your existing teeth and prepare them for your beautiful new veneers. This allows your porcelain veneers to fit flush against the neighboring teeth for a natural appearance. 

Next, Dr. Day creates a mold of your teeth to send to a special dental lab where a qualified dental lab technician produces your custom porcelain veneers.

Your veneers typically take about two weeks to make. You then return to Modern Day Dental, where Dr. Day custom-fits your veneers to each tooth.

Dr. Day cleans and etches the surface of your teeth to prepare them for the bonding process. Then he applies a special dental light source and dental cement to help the adhesive and porcelain successfully bond together.

What benefits do veneers provide?

Porcelain veneers offer many benefits. There’s no need for invasive dental work and the treatment is well-tolerated by your gums.

Veneers can protect and strengthen your teeth and lighten darker teeth. They are long-lasting, stain-resistant, and natural-looking.

Porcelain veneers are also easy to care for. Simply brush and floss them like your natural teeth. While porcelain veneers are resistant to stains and decay, you still need to have routine dental exams and cleanings for Dr. Day to care for your natural teeth and gums.

Learn more about veneers and how they can revitalize your smile. Call Modern Day Dental to schedule a consultation today.