Insight Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Ventura, CA

If you’re looking to improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth, dental veneers can enable you to totally redesign your smile. Insight Dentistry in Ventura, California, can fit you with beautiful and high-quality veneers that will give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule your veneers consultation with Insight Dentistry by calling the office or booking an appointment online, and make your dream smile come true today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin that are designed to look just like the front side of your teeth. The team at Insight Dentistry permanently bonds veneers to your teeth to cover up cosmetic imperfections, improve the shape or alignment of your teeth, and give you a more even and symmetrical smile. 

Because porcelain and composite resin have a similar color and translucency as natural tooth enamel, your veneers will improve the aesthetics of your smile while maintaining its natural-looking appearance. Dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today because they can fix multiple cosmetic defects at once and involve a very minimally invasive procedure.

What cosmetic imperfections can veneers improve?

With dental veneers, the team at Insight Dentistry can fix teeth that are:

  • Cracked
  • Chipped
  • Broken
  • Oddly shaped
  • Too short
  • Crooked
  • Stained

Dental veneers can even give you a smile that is properly aligned without having to get orthodontic treatment. 

What are crowns?

Crowns are similar to veneers, in that they’re built to look like a natural tooth and can replace teeth in your smile that are unsightly, damaged, or weakened. But while veneers only cover up the front side of your tooth, a crown covers up the entirety of your tooth above the gumline: front, back, and sides. 

A dental crown can restore your tooth’s original shape and structure, in addition to protecting it from further damage if it’s suffering from decay or physical trauma. Dental crowns are also an essential component in other restorative procedures, like dental bridges.

A dental bridge replaces a tooth that’s fully missing from your smile and works by fitting the teeth next to your missing tooth with crowns that are attached to an artificial tooth, called a pontic, which bridges the empty space between your teeth.

What are the steps involved in getting veneers?

First, you have a consultation with the team at Insight Dentistry to discuss your cosmetic goals and select a size, shape, and color for your veneers.

Next, your dentist makes room for your veneers by preparing your teeth, which involves shaving off a very thin layer of enamel. They use a digital scanner to take an impression of your smile, which they send off to a lab that fabricates your veneers for the exact specifications of your mouth. 

You wear a set of temporary veneers while the lab crafts your permanent ones. When your permanent veneers are ready, you come back to Insight Dentistry so that the team can permanently bond them to your teeth. You walk out of the office that day with a brighter and more beautiful smile.

Schedule your veneers consultation today by calling Insight Dentistry or booking a visit online.