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No one is born with a perfect smile. And sometimes, things happen in life that may affect our teeth. It may be an accident, a disease, or it may be that we have just let our dental hygiene habits go by the wayside. As a result, your teeth may be chipped, cracked, or stained, or maybe they are just crooked. The good news is that our dentist, Dr. James C. Ma may be able to help you spiff up your smile with dental veneers.

Veneers are thin shells that are often made of dental-grade porcelain that cover the front of a tooth. They may be used to cover stains or damage or to close the gaps between your teeth, if necessary. They can be colored to match your other teeth and with the proper care, can last 15 years. Veneers are made in a lab and are applied to your teeth after your dentist has removed a small amount of enamel. Because enamel must be removed in order for the veneers to properly adhere to the tooth, the process is irreversible.
In order for your veneers to to serve you well, it’s important that you care for them properly. You still need to visit the dentist for regular cleanings and exams, and you should continue to brush and floss every day. You might want to consider using a toothbrush designed for sensitive teeth so as not to damage your veneers.

If you would like to improve your smile and want to know if veneers would be a good choice for you contact James C. Ma in Bakersfield, California, at 661-324-9709 today. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for an exam and a consultation.