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As the years go by, minor chips, old fillings and dental stains caused by dark beverages and tobacco use can leave you with a very unappealing smile. In the case of teeth suffering from multiple cosmetic imperfections, Dr. Chris A. Gipe might recommend fitting you for a set of custom dental veneers

These are custom shaped porcelain shells designed in a state-of-the-art dental lab to fit over the faces of each tooth in your smile. They appear to look like healthy, white tooth enamel, yet the special dental-grade porcelain material will not be receptive to future staining problems. This will make it easy to maintain your smile bright, white smile going forward.

Dr. Chris A. Gipe will start by examining each tooth visible in your smile to make sure there you have sufficient enamel to secure a veneer. If you have one or more teeth that have been compromised by a past filling or current cavities, he might recommend restoring the tooth enamel with a porcelain crown.

A detailed impression will then be prepared of each tooth destined for a veneer. This will be sent to the dental lab to serve as a guide while they work to produce your final veneers.

A second appointment will be necessary when the veneers are ready. A small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before cementing the porcelain shell in place.

If you live in the Los Alamitos, California area and you are suffering from an unsightly smile, you should call 562-431-1349 to ask Dr. Chris A. Gipe if you’re a good candidate for dental veneers.